The Summit: Keynote Speaker Robert Rippee of UNLV’s Hospitality Innovation and eSports Labs

By |2019-09-17T12:54:01-08:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Late last week, CVEP was finally able to announce this year’s Keynote Speaker for The Summit, and we couldn't be more excited. This year's Keynote will be Robert Rippee, MBA & Ph.D. Candidate. Rippee is the Director of the Hospitality Innovation Lab and the Director of the eSports Lab at the International Gaming Institute, both [...]

Lessons from Durwood’s Neighborhood Garden

By |2019-07-08T14:31:17-08:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Innovation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

As a child in rural Kentucky it was common for all of the people who lived in our neighborhood to know and like one another. On the rare occasion that there were personal differences, they were set aside for activities that aided the common good.  One of those common-good activities was pitching in to plant, [...]

Impacts of Online University Programs

By |2019-05-03T11:09:29-08:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Last week,  from the comfort of my Palm Desert sofa, I watched my step-daughter walk across a stage to be awarded her masters degree in nursing from the University of Southern Indiana. As she walked, I began to reflect on the impacts of online education. My step-daughter is a mother of two college students. She [...]

Food and Beverage Drones are in Iceland. What about us?

By |2019-03-31T15:31:15-08:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: Business Development, Innovation, Jobs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Residents of select neighborhoods of Reykjavik, Iceland are now able to order small meals and drinks for drone delivery. The Aha drone is capable of making triple the deliveries of a driver within a 2.5 mile radius of its home base. The delivery radius is about to expand to 5 miles. The initial target market [...]

Greater Palm Springs Poised to Thrive in Emerging Field of Energy Storage

By |2018-04-04T20:11:42-08:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

In the past year or so, the cost of battery backup at the grid level began transitioning toward affordability. “They’ll be especially prevalent in the electric industry, as utilities and other companies use huge battery banks to help stabilize the electric grid and homeowners start pairing rooftop solar systems with batteries to store excess energy [...]

Sun Heating Tec to Create Robotic Assembly Division at Palm Springs iHub

By |2018-04-04T20:49:17-08:00March 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

SUN HEATING TEC Inc. (SHT), a Chinese renewable energy company that pioneered solar hot water collectors, has joined the Palm Springs iHub and will relocate a robotic assembly line to the Coachella Valley, the company founder, Jeff Cheng, announced today at the board meeting of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, which manages the Palm Springs [...]