California is the world leader in clean tech innovation and entrepreneurship. The State of California tapped EFN to strengthen the ecosystem of entrepreneurs, inventors, customers, investors, and accelerators. EFN is leading an initiative to bring together, grow and support these stakeholders. In 2017 and early 2018, EFN led market research into the needs of each stakeholders and a design for a web-based portal to serve the stakeholders with curated connect, connections and software services.
With funding and leadership from the California Energy Commission, other partners include the Cyclotron Road Accelerator at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Cleantech San Diego, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), Fresno State University, and Navigant Consulting. In additional to Fresno State, other university partners include Caltech, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and UC San Diego.