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Office of Community and Economic Development

Central California iHub

Central California iHub (Central CA iHub) is a CA Innovation Hub (iHub) focused on driving water, energy, and agribusiness innovation and commercialization in the San Joaquin Valley.

One of only 16 iHubs in California - and the only one with a focus on agriculture, clean energy, and water - Central CA iHub is designed to leverage assets, such as technology incubators and universities, to provide an innovation platform for new and existing businesses, industry sectors, and investors to collaborate. It supports innovative expansion, growth of nascent entrepreneurs and technology commercialization through the sharing of best practices, facilitation of resources, provision of technical assistance, and recruitment of investment capital. Central CA iHub is administered by the University of California, Merced Small Business Development Center Regional Network (California SBDC UC Merced Regional Network).