Sierra Energy Joined by UC Davis in Support of New Business Incubator

Feb 26, 2016

Sierra Energy is proud to be a part of Area 52 – a new technology business incubator serving the Davis-Sacramento region – and now we’re being joined by the University of California Davis.

The university officially joined the team as a collaborator this week and plans to incorporate Area 52 into their DRIVE network. The DRIVE network provides UC Davis-affiliated startups with access to affordable incubation spaces. UC Davis played an important role in the formation of Sierra Energy and continues to play a role in our ongoing success. We are excited to take this next step with the University to support Area 52 and ensure the success of future innovators in our area.

The UC Davis office of research released the news this week and highlighted Sierra Energy’s involvement in the project:

The shared goal of UC Davis and Area 52 is to create a workspace that provides the necessary resources for young companies looking to transform an idea into a product, especially in the areas of medical devices, agricultural technology, alternative energy, robotics and aerospace. The incubator’s resources include access to advanced manufacturing technologies and tools that are essential for those areas.

The building is owned by Sierra Energy, a waste gasification company also founded out of UC Davis’ Big Bang! Business Competition. The renewable energy headquarters is investing more than $1 million in renovations for the facility and will occupy a portion of the building separate from the incubator space.

Mike Hart, chief executive officer of Sierra Energy, said, “We have seen an opportunity to make a real difference in the region’s economy and we are taking it. People will be building new things and will have everything they need to turn those ideas into companies that can stay here in our community for the long term.”

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UC Davis, Area 52 Establish New Business Incubator in Davis