San Jose, Calif.
Jim Robbins, executive director
Year established: 1994
Incubator size: 24,000 square feet shared with Software Business Cluster (The leasable square footage at EBC fluctuates between 8,000 and 12,000 square feet, based upon client needs.)
Incubator clients: 25
Incubator graduates: 120
Achievements: The slogan of Environmental Business Cluster is "Improving the environment one company at a time." And since 1994, EBC has been doing just that.
Because they believed there were too few promising environmentally friendly products and technologies reaching the marketplace, a group of stakeholders — including Peninsula Conservation Center, Pacific Gas & Electric, Arthur Anderson, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, Applied Materials, CitiBank and Joint Venture Silicon Valley — formed EBC to assist early-stage companies developing clean and renewable energy products and other products that would have a positive impact on the environment.
Since its inception, the incubator has helped 145 companies commercialize environmental technology and create clean-tech jobs. In partnership with the city of San Jose and San Jose State University, EBC has become the largest private clean energy commercialization center in the U.S. for start-up companies.
"We have been instrumental in helping San Jose become the second ranked ’CleanTech City’ in the U.S. by SustainLane, an independent online media company," says EBC Executive Director Jim Robbins.
Phone: (740) 593-4331
Fax: (740) 593-1996
PO Box 959
Athens, OH 45701-1565