The Coachella Valley iHub is an incubator that provides programs, services, and incentives to start-up businesses focused on clean technology and renewable energy. One of 16 innovation hubs in California, the Coachella Valley iHub offers qualified companies office space, a conference area, consulting, and administrative support to encourage their growth and success.
Currently, businesses operate in the Palm Springs iHub, Palm Springs Accelerator Campus, or off site. The 43,000-square-foot Palm Springs Accelerator Campus, situated on a 3.5-acre lot in a Foreign Trade Zone at the Palm Springs International Airport, provides companies with access to the business support network of the iHub after they begin production and earn revenues. An iHub is also planned for the eastern Coachella Valley with an emphasis on advanced manufacturing.
In Palm Springs, the focus is on sustainability, with businesses engaged in solar energy, wind power, geothermal, and smart grid technologies, as well as green building materials and techniques, biofuels/biomaterials, water filtration, and conservation and storage technologies. In the summer of 2014, the Health & Medical Innovation Center opened at the Palm Springs Accelerator Campus, laying the groundwork for firms focused on medical technology as well as new concepts in the delivery of healthcare services.
- Diversify the local economy to include clean-tech industries
- Attract, develop, and retain clean-tech companies in the Coachella Valley
- Create high-paying technology and manufacturing jobs in the region
- Attract angel and venture capital investments in local clean-tech companies
- Develop clean technologies to help California and the Coachella Valley compete in the global marketplace
- Increase the per capita household income and standard of living within the Coachella Valley and surrounding region
The long-term potential of the Palm Springs iHub and Accelerator Campus and the forthcoming East Valley iHub for advanced manufacturing suggests billions of dollars in economic impact, including 3,500 high-skill, high-wage jobs at about 80 new companies engaged in clean and renewable energy, high-tech, health and medicine, and advanced manufacturing, according to economist John Husing of Economics & Politics Inc. His long-term economic activity report projects that by the 20th year, the impact would be:
COACHELLA VALLEY iHUB BUSINESSES
ECO CULTURE MANUFACTURING
produces eco-friendly garments and accessories and integrates sensor technologies for smart devices.
develops integrated hardware/software systems that allow marketers to integrate social media into their events, trade shows, retail outlets, etc.
connects like-minded individuals via social media polling to foster and encourage debate, create a collective voice, and quantify opinions.
is a medical device company focused on the intelligent design of medical and lab ware disposables.
develops virtual entertainment platforms for Sony PlayStation based games and nexuses.
offers smart water meters to manage, control, and conserve water in real-time for property managers and end consumers.
SUN HEATING TEC
manufactures of solar and solar thermal components and is establishing a U.S.-based manufacturing hub.
Campus, manufactures electric vehicle charging components, microelectronics, and ancillary products.
manufacturers a fashionable and functional alternative to the fanny pack.
has developed technologies that can replace the need for centrifuges and allow for extraction of plasma from whole blood in half the time of current means.
is focused on all-in-one alternative energy solution systems.
SOLARIS POWER CELLS
a pioneer in energy storage, has developed capacitor cells with the potential to store renewable energy with rapid charging rates.
SUNUP SOLAR SYSTEMS
is a solar thermal company providing design, manufacturing, and installation for commercial and industrial applications.
is evaluating its entrance into geothermal heating/cooling systems.
manufactures security solutions for residential and commercial clients.
HEPPOLT WIND ENERGY
filed for a patent for a new wind energy device that allows for installation and maintenance at ground level as opposed to vertical turbines.
The Fanny Wrapper is an integrated detection device utilized to aid incontinent adults to get the assistance they need from caretakers. manufacturers a fashionable and functional alternative to the fanny pack.
INDY POWER SYSTEMS
offers patented energy-blending technology to enable customers to minimize their peak electrical load charges by storing energy during periods of low demand for consumption during peak demand times, creating cost savings for customers.
PACIFIC COAST INNOVATIONS
has a proprietary data compression algorithm with many different industry applications. The first application will be in manufacturing medical devices.
PURE OZONE 360
researching a new type of disinfectant that would use proprietary technology for end-consumer sales.
has developed a system to give independence to handicapped individuals who otherwise need assistance using the restroom.
SEISMIC WARNING SYSTEMS
is developing the nation's first regionally based earthquake warning system.
Propriety is developing a mobile app connecting artists with art collectors worldwide.
engages in hybrid LeMans racing. Its concept of using a flywheel to store energy as opposed to batteries has on-road potential that will require high-level mechanical skills.
operates in the electronic health record industry. Its service eliminates waste in medical imaging through cloud-based storage of high-resolution images.
develops insulating glass units for intelligent and dynamic windows and glass building facades.
delivers online English as a Second Language education using a video conferencing platform.
SILICON SPRINGS VENTURES,
creates and markets a range of digital interactive media offerings on mobile and computer platforms. In addition to developing these products, SSV acts as an investment and consulting firm for emerging tech companies.
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