The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) invite you to join us on Friday, October 7th to celebrate the official Grand Opening of the La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC).
LKIC is Los Angeles’ new cleantech industry hub – a place where entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists and policymakers can collaborate, promote and support the development of clean technologies and LA’s green economy. A fully renovated 60,000 square foot building located in the dynamic Arts & Innovation District of Downtown Los Angeles, the Campus comprises 3.2 acres and is owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
The campus is home to LACI, a cleantech incubator founded in 2011 as a cluster-driven economic development initiative supported by the City of Los Angeles, LADWP and Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles. In just over four years LACI has become one of the leading cleantech incubators in the world.
The morning ribbon cutting program will feature remarks from Mayor Eric Garcetti, Members of the LA City Council, LADWP Leadership, philanthropist Morton La Kretz and notable local innovators. The celebration will continue throughout the day with company pitches, technology demonstrations and exhibits, and into the early evening with networking receptions, live entertainment, food trucks, and more.
The City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) & Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) invite you to join us on Friday, October 7th to celebrate the official Grand Opening of the La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC), designed by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects. LKIC is at the hub of LA’s new Cleantech Corridor, where entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists and policymakers collaborate, innovate and contribute to the growth of the City’s green economy.
OCTOBER 7th PROGRAM
Please arrive by 10am. The Ribbon Cutting will begin at 10:30am sharp.
Join Mayor Eric Garcetti (invited) for this auspicious occasion, establishing LA as a green economy leader.
Immediately following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, attendees are invited to visit the solar powered Innovation Expo. The Expo will feature LACI Portfolio Companies showcasing their cutting-edge clean technologies, exhibits by LKIC non-profit partners, as well as displays of other innovative products and services.
Go behind-the-scenes inside the La Kretz Innovation Campus to get a first hand look at tomorrow’s innovations in the making and an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, technology innovators and leaders in sustainability.
Meet the next generation of cleantech entrepreneurs as they “speed pitch” their solutions to climate change and natural resource conservation through innovative business models that promote a just and sustainable future.
Celebrate LA’s vibrant culture with tastes from local food trucks, sounds from LA’s favorite djs, and installations from our neighboring community artists.
Featured cleantech companies and LKIC partners include: