New ‘Battery University’ Master’s Program

Silicon Valley’s new ‘battery university’ will begin offering a two-year Master’s degree program this fall — a first-of-its-kind graduate degree focused on battery technologies. The battery university is a collaboration between San Jose State University and CalCharge and seeks to expand the skilled workforce needed by this rapidly growing and changing industry. “We’re really excited about this…

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Inside Lawrence Berkeley Lab; $40B industry sparks battery technology race

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is making California tech companies and startups a unique offer: cut rate access to its cache of pricey, one-of-a-kind battery equipment. The goal? Accelerating commercialization of emerging technology in the estimated $40 billion energy storage industry. In a new public-private partnership known as CalCharge, the federal laboratory is joining forces with cleantech…

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Where the Geniuses Are

From tech to design, and even politics, here’s 18 of the Bay Area’s most influential hubs of collaboration You say “incubator,” we say “accelerator.” You say “silo-busting cross-pollination,” we say “working together.” Whatever you call it, the collaboration ethos has become the default Bay Area way of doing almost everything. Argue if you will about their…

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Strength in Numbers: CalCharge Battery Consortium

CalCharge, a new public-private consortium, seeks to leverage the academic foundation and fertile entrepreneurial ground of the Bay Area to streamline new battery technology development. For a small start-up battery company struggling to get its ideas out to an emerging market, it can feel a bit like trying to jumpstart an entire industry with the…

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CalCharge – Building a Battery Innovation Ecosystem

A new public-private partnership was announced today between CalCEF and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The goal of this new partnership – dubbed CalCharge – is to create a regional ecosystem to spur innovation in energy storage (battery) technologies. This group will bring together private technology companies, academic institutions, and government resources in…

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