Cleantech Open 2018 Global Forum
Jan 28

Affiliate Event

LACI Presents

LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI) presents the Cleantech Open 2018 Global Forum, hosted for the first-time ever in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. This 3-day event is the culmination of the 2017 Cleantech Open US accelerator program, and ourGlobal Programs – Global Climate Innovation Programme, and Global Ideas Competition.


Join the cleantech community this January to experience over 100 of the most innovative companies and meet cutting-edge cleantech innovators creating solutions to the world’s most pressing climate challenges.

The first two days of the event will take place at LACI’s home in La Kretz Innovation Campus, a 60,000 SF facility owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. All under one roof, the campus houses co-working facilities, meeting rooms, event space, an Advanced Prototyping Center, as well as LADWP’s Emerging Tech team and Customer Engagement Lab.

The last day of the event will take place at The L.A. Hotel Downtown in partnership with the VerdeXchange Conference.

Register here to join us at the Global Forum in downtown LA.  Register before January 12th for discounted early bird rates.

Program Overview

Sunday, January 28th - @ La Kretz Innovation Campus (judging by invitation only) – MIT VIPs contact us for invitation details.

  • Judging for US Regional Finalists, GCIP Country Winners, and Global Ideas Winners
  • Welcome Reception – 5 pm - @ La Kretz Innovation Campus

Monday, January 29th - @ La Kretz Innovation Campus

  • Innovation Expo -  LACI, Cleantech Open US, GCIP and Global Ideas companies
  • Investor & Partner Connect (by invitation only, registeryour interest)
  • No-Host Dinner Receptions by theme

Tuesday, January 30th - @ Los Angeles Hotel

  • Innovation Tours (limited to participating companies)
  • Keynotes and panel
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Awards Reception

Location Information

La Kretz Innovation Campus
525 S Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

The L.A. Hotel Downtown
333 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Transportation Information
Closest airports – Los Angeles International Airport and Hollywood Burbank Airport. Both Uber and Lyft pick up arrivals in the airport and are plentiful around town.

Parking is very limited at La Kretz. There will be some onsite parking on Sunday but only street parking on Monday. WE STRONGLY ADVISE using Lyft, Uber, taxi, etc to get to the venue.

Parking at The L.A. Hotel Downtown is $15 per day on Tuesday only.


If you still have questions about the Global Forum please emailJessica Smothermon .

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Date and Time

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - Tuesday, January 30, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM PT

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