December 14-16th – “Hack the Bay Area”

Our partner EIT Digital is putting on “Hack the Bay Area,” a traffic congestion hackathon where your team will be able to brainstorm solutions. This all-weekend event will take place at Prospect Silicon Valley with up to $9,000.00 in awards from the prize pool.

The Challenge
Traffic in the Bay Area is congested and the trend is not looking good. Congestion will not only cause increased annoyance and stress, but also longer travel times, increased greenhouse gas emissions and productivity losses. The city of Palo Alto has found that the main cause for greenhouse gasses and congestion are single occupancy vehicles entering their city. San Francisco has seen congestion increase dramatically with the rise of on-demand ride sharing services. Many believe that without addressing traffic congestion, the Bay Area’s economy will be stifled.

With the growing number of transportation alternatives (like bike, ride and scooter sharing), consumer’s options to move from A to B within the Bay Area are increasing. Consumer choices will determine how these options will be utilized. Consumers base their transportation choices upon personal priorities, affordability and availability. But do policy makers and consumers fully understand the trade-offs and implications of their choices, keeping factors like greenhouse gas emissions, traffic management, travel time and price in mind?

We challenge you to leverage Digital Technology to help improve traffic congestion by creating scalable and sustainable solutions! Join us for the opportunity to help the Bay Area overcome a critical barrier to economic growth and a high quality of life.

EIT Digital’s “Hack the Bay Area / Traffic Congestion”
December 14th – 16th (that’s right, you stay overnight)

When: Friday, Dec 14th (arrive at 5pm) – Sunday, Dec 16th (leave at 2pm)

Where: Prospect Silicon Valley
1608 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133

Cost: FREE
Parking: Plenty available and FREE

Registration Deadline: December 3rd!

Register here: https://ultrahack.org/commutehack2018

Questions: email jan.grotenbreg@eitdigital.eu


January 28-30, 2019 – Cleantech Forum, San Francisco

How will innovators and entrepreneurs transform our industrial landscape for the better? As a Community Partner for Cleantech Forum San Francisco on January 28-30, join us as we explore this question and more. The theme of this year’s forum is Diversity of Thought: Harnessing the Power of Difference and for three days, you’ll hear leaders in innovation and seasoned experts in technology discuss challenges and opportunities in sectors such as distributed energy resources, robotics, blockchain, AI and other potential solutions to our biggest problems. The Global Cleantech 100 list will also be announced. Join us for the Forum and save $300 when you use our partner code PSV300.

Register here: https://www.cleantech.com/event/cleantech-forum-sf/
Don’t forget to use code PSV300

January 28-29, 2019 – Cleantech Open – Global Forum 2019

Join us at the CTO Global Forum in Los Angeles, January 28-29. Meet nearly 100 startups driving innovation in environmental and sustainable technologies in areas ranging from energy, agriculture, water, transportation, and smart cities. We anticipate an audience of over 400 industry insiders. It will be a great opportunity to make new connections in the burgeoning Los Angeles cleantech innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Register here: https://goo.gl/as6VCa
Use code EARLYBIRD25 for a 25% discount.


10/24/18 – SPUR “Leading the Charge of EV Buses” (San Jose, CA)

Once numerous car models went electric, it was only a matter of time before buses followed suit. Now, public transportation agencies around the Bay Area are taking bold new steps to electrify their fleets, create new systems to manage electric vehicle (EV) charging and make sure that the bus is at the center of our mobility options. 

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10/14/18 – VERGE 18 (Oakland, CA)

ProspectSV CEO, Ruth Cox, will be moderating the Autonomous Vehicle panel at VERGE 18. If you’re attending the event, be sure to stop by and listen to the discussion. Panelists include: Gary Miskell, Rick Azer, Ray Traynor and Randell Iwasaki.

10/12/18 – EVs and the Grid (Long Beach, CA)

9/26/18 – Smart Cities, Vehicles and Buildings of the Future (San Jose, CA)

Why Data Centers are a Critical Component of Smart Cities

A variety of technologies – from connected cars, to smart buildings, and advanced sensor networks – are being used by enterprises and cities to make existing infrastructure smarter. The data collected from these connected “things” help provide more responsive services, create new business and delivery models, and improve user satisfaction. These smart infrastructure applications increasingly rely on data centers to operate as close to the users as possible. 

8/27/18 – California Adaptation Forum (Sacramento, CA)

8/1/18 – GreenerBuilder (UCSF, San Francisco, CA)

5/31/18 – Innovation and Impact Symposium

Thanks again for attending the 2018 Innovation and Impact Symposium. We hope you enjoyed the panels, made some good connections and had a blast!

A few reminders:
Don’t forget you can still use the Whova app to connect with fellow attendees and link up with speakers or exhibitors!

Did you enjoy the event? Have any suggestions? We’d love your input, so please take the survey on the Whova app or on SurveyMonkey here.

If you’d like to download any of the panel presentations, please follow this link.

Join our ProspectSV mailing list by signing up here: http://eepurl.com/bi5kAr

Stay tuned for videos on our YouTube page – coming soon.

Thanks again, and hope to see you again next year!
-The Event Team @ ProspectSV






5/3/18 – NREL Industry Growth Forum 

NREL’s Industry Growth Forum is the perfect venue for growing companies to prepare, refine, and present their businesses to a wide range of investors. Entrepreneurial companies ranging from university and laboratory spinouts to commercially ready clean technologies from across the globe apply to present at the Forum.

3/20/18 – Water Conservation Showcase


2/21/18 – Q1 Networking Event: Buildings and Energy Efficiency

Prospect Silicon Valley, Carnegie Mellon University’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s Energy Technologies Area, and the Northern California community of the US Green Building Council sponsored this event: Driving Innovation, Efficiency, and Performance in the Built Environment. We discussed technologies under development and how these hardware and software solutions can be deployed in pilots or limited deployments to demonstrate their ability to have a material impact on energy performance or clean power generation and consumption in the built environment.

12/12/17 – Greentech Media: US Energy Storage Summit

The U.S. Energy Storage Summit brought together utilities, financiers, regulators, technology innovators, and storage practitioners for two full days of data-intensive presentations, analyst-led panel sessions with industry leaders, and extensive, high-level networking.

12/6/17 – CiConnect California Israeli Business Summit

CiConnect is an annual International Business Summit which connects the Silicon Valley corporates and policy makers with innovative Israeli startups and technologies. The summit featured a day long program of keynote sessions, panel discussions, one-on-one meetings, startup presentations, most innovative startup award, and VIP cocktail reception.

12/5/17 – No Drop Left Behind: Smart & Sustainable Water Strategies

Collaborate to tackle water reuse challenges at Sustainable Silicon Valley’s 4th water symposium – No Drop Left Behind: Smart and Sustainable Water Strategies on Dec 5th at Microsoft, Silicon Valley. The event brought together Bay Area water experts, agencies and tech companies providing 225 attendees exposure to innovative ideas and access to renowned water leaders.

11/30/17 – Sustainable Silicon Valley “Partners & Landlords Workshop”

Event focus: Convene partners and landlords together to finalize the list of services and terms of the program. The City of San José is partnering with the nonprofit, Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV), on their local City Energy Project work to increase multifamily housing participation in energy efficiency and upgrade resource programs.

11/29/17 – Q4 Networking Event Autonomous Vehicles in the Public and Private Sectors

As autonomous and connected vehicle programs are starting to roll out, both public and private sector organizations are active and collaborating to address the opportunities and challenges. ProspectSV is involved in a number of projects with our public and private sector partners that exemplify the latest in market trends and technologies. 

11/14/17 – Bay Area Battery Summit

The Bay Area Battery Summit brings together technologists and entrepreneurs who are driving innovation in energy storage. The California Clean Energy Fund’s CalCharge program and Lawrence Livermore National Lab have teamed up to bring together an event that will add in depth conversations about many of the important themes across the storage space.

11/9/17 – Peninsula Advanced Energy Community (PAEC) Workshop

What are local resources and financial incentives available to make your building more efficient, comfortable and high performing? How can new technologies related to solar, storage and energy efficiency make your building more attractive in the market?

11/7/17 – Greentech Media: US Power and Renewables Summit

10/26/17 –  Optis Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

10/26/17 – Sustainable Silicon Valley “Landlords Workshop”

10/17/17 – CleantechOpen Western Region Awards

CTO held their Awards & Showcase at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley, across from the Tesla plant in Fremont.

10/13/17 –  Microgrid Quarterly Networking Event

Prospect Silicon Valley had their Quarterly Networking Event on October 13th, 2017 where they explored the energy impacts of electrified transportation systems and the role of microgrids. The audience heard from the leading cleantech research and consulting firm, Navigant, about the current state of the market for microgrids and the evolving power requirements.

10/9-10/10/17 – Auto Tech R&D Summit

Automakers are making some big bets on the future: data, services, mobility, automation… tapping into innovation like never before as the race to define the auto landscape for the decades to come intensifies. Auto Tech R&D Summit 2017 (formerly Telematics West Coast) is the key forum for West Coast connected car and auto tech execs; bringing together over 200 experts to network and identify the crucial partnerships and the R&D innovations that will unlock the auto business models of tomorrow.

10/9/17 – Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel

The event featured engaging discussions on topics including next-generation powertrains and fuels, 21st Century automotive ownership, HMI, deep learning, connected and self-driving technology.

9/22/17 – Verge

More than 1,500 leaders from the world’s largest companies, most innovative startups and progressive government agencies explored the latest technologies, tools and trends accelerating the clean economy.

9/18/17 – ITS Annual Conference

The Intelligent Transportation Society of California (ITS California) had their Annual California Conference which brought together transportation specialists from government, industry, and academic organizations. They exchanged ideas, solutions and success stories on a number of topics relevant in today’s fast growing transportation technology industry.

9/13/17 – Civic & Gov Tech Showcase

The Civic & Gov Tech Showcase connected civic minded entrepreneurs, potential investors, and government leaders to showcase the great work that is being done to improve government and governance. The goal of the event was to encourage collaboration and the support of new technologies to improve government and public participation.

8/8/17 OESA “Mobility Supplier Forum”

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) hosted the third quarter 2017 “Mobility Supplier Forum” at Futuris Automotive in Newark, California. This series of meetings is intended to help automotive suppliers advance their business interests as they relate to connected and transformative technologies.

7/27/17 “IoT Impact and Security” Meetup

Have you ever wondered if IoT devices have a future beyond the geeky tech?  Are you curious about  IoT offerings that can be rolled out across large markets? This event brought together three entrepreneurs/experts and spoke about their IoT impact journey.

7/10/17 “RideCell Car /Ride Sharing Platform” SAE Meetup 

RideCell’s CEO delivered a presentation about his company’s innovative ride-sharing and car-sharing platform, currently used by BMW’s ReachNow program. (http://ridecell.com)

6/14/17 – Innovation & Impact Symposium

Located at the Microsoft Conference Center in Mountain View, this event featured the region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public and research communities to examine what it takes to integrate and implement innovative distributed solutions for maximum impact. With a keynote presentation on “Innovation” by Steve Westly, the event also featured speakers from Tesla, Microsoft, Integral Group, Navigant Research, and SoCal Edision. Formerly the Connected and Charged Symposium, the event built on its history as the premiere forum for connected transportation, mobility and electrification. Starting this year, the scope of this forum expanded to recognize the convergence and interdependence of connected and charged mobility with advances in energy and building technologies.

View our Flickr Album here:Innovation & Impact Symposium 2017 Watch the panels on YouTube:


2/23/17 – Networking Meeting

At our February Networking Meeting we introduced our new CEO, Ruth Cox, to the Prospect Silicon Valley Team. We had a great time discussing our grant funded projects, introducing new team members, and learning about the goals of ProspectSV! Check out our PDF Presentation here: Networking Meeting 02-23-2017


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