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A bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce
OIE Background

Office of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship (OIE)

Regents Of The University Of California


Oakland, CA

Project Name

The Verde Innovation Network for Entrepreneurship (The VINE) Project



Award Amount

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Non-Federal Share



This EDA investment funds the creation of the Verde Innovation Network for Entrepreneurship (the VINE), a California statewide network of interconnected incubators, innovation hubs, research centers and other places, to support innovators and entrepreneurs in agriculture, food, and natural resource technologies. The VINE will be a catalyst to accelerate the commercialization of technologies that create transformative advances in food, agriculture, and natural resources in California, across both rural and urban communities.