Centers for Innovation Excellence


Futton works with Cleantech Open and various  partners in the US to bring green technologies to China. We are in discussion with local governments of Ningbo and Jinhua cities to develop a Center for Innovation Excellence in each city. This is to provide a platform for an even stronger impact on the work of entrepreneurs with promising clean technologies. Each Center will:

  • Form a hub for the development of a cleantech innovation ecosystem in its host city
  • Be a world-class, net-positive facility, acting as a showcase for the city’s proactive commitment to high-growth entrepreneurship
  • Run competitions to attract the best entrepreneurs and technologists
  • Provide residential programs – physical work space and accommodation for entrepreneurs accepted into the program
  • Equip  lab space designed to meet the needs of the startups involved
  • Engage specialists, mentors and service providers able to deliver speedy, on-site assistance with technical issues, business review, legal, finance, marketing, and other issues
  • Deliver training, events and other services to individuals, corporations and investors – providing a series of revenue sources
  • Capture detailed information (under strict conditions of privacy) about each startup’s activities, success factors by industry sector and geographic region
  • Build a comprehensive database of expertise and resources available within the Center and more broadly, providing communication, feedback and connection within the Center, with other Centers and the Cleantech Open network

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Please contact Jena Chen ( if you have similar interests and would like to work together.