On July 24th 2015, U.S – China Cleantech Center (UCCTC) announced the development of Greenmaker Co-Work Space as well as the establishment of strategic partnerships with the industry leading open office spaces provider-EpicSpaces. The Greenmaker Co-Work Space is located in Playhouse Plaza, downtown Pasadena. The Pasadena Playhouse Plaza is near the world famous California Institute Technology and the world’s top incubator-Idealab. Companies that also started their stay at EpicSpaces are the e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, Charles Schwab and other investment companies.
The grand opening was hosted at Playhouse Plaza with a number of 150 guests from the government, media, institutions and enterprises. Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, California State Senator Robert Hertzberg, Commercial Consul of the Embassy of China in Los Angeles and other guests attended the opening ceremony and delivered celebration speeches.
Co-Work Spaces at U.S China Greenmaker Space
The U.S. China Cleantech Center (UCCTC) is a joint-partnership program between the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (a 501c3 non-profit) and the U.S. Department of Commerce dedicated to accelerating trade and investment in U.S. clean energy and environmental protection technologies and best practices to China. Through strong financial and technical support from various U.S. and Chinese government agencies, the UCCTC provides U.S. small and medium-sized clean technology firms a cost-effective and strategic launching pad to showcase and sell their technologies and systems that address sustainability solutions across sectors in China. UCCTC partnered up with multiple incubators in China and the U.S, as well as top investment institutions to develop the U.S.-China Greenmaker Co-Work Space project. The goal is to promote Sino-U.S. clean technology exchange, and to provide support and services for clean technology entrepreneurs as well as small and medium enterprises of the two countries.
Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek Speaking at the opening ceremony
U.S China Cleantech Center President Dr.Feng An Speaking at the opening ceremony
The MOU states that UCCTC will set up the U.S. China Greenmaker Co-work Space (also known for the U.S. landing center for Chinese clean technology enterprises) at Pasadena EpicSpaces to become the only organization to provide co-work spaces for U.S China clean technology companies. Dr. Feng An, president of UCCTC, spoke at the opening ceremony, ” This collaboration with EpicSpaces is helping UCCTC to strengthen Sino-US exchanges in the clean technology industry. The establishment of U.S. China Greenmaker Space will help UCCTC provide high quality services to the Sino-U.S. clean technology companies and support them with more innovative strategic resources. ” EpicSpaces co-founder Dennis Constanzo is also passionate about cooperation between the two countries. He said EpicSpaces is proud to contribute in the “green future”, and to provide top services for U.S. and China companies. Los Angeles local media such as SinoVision Net, China Press, and Los Angeles Times