How can a we identify new opportunities for innovation, assess market potential, and develop the best pathways for sustained implementation, dissemination, and improvement of clean technologies? Considering the wealth of innovation generated and available throughout the UC and National Lab systems, and their pedigree of success at developing technologies that were ground breaking and timely, they seem logical places to undertake a sustained effort dedicated to identifying and launching market-driven solutions to solve environmental problems. Programs such as Berkeley's Lester Center (http:// entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/), the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (http://stvp.stanford.edu/), and UC Davis's CONNECT (http://connect.ucdavis.edu/home.cfm?id=OVC,6) have been instrumental in facilitating entrepreneurship. As a result, well-defined paths now exist through the electrical engineering departments, the computer sciences departments, and the medical and public health schools to the business schools and to sources of risk capital and corporate customers to commercialize promising info and bio innovations. The tremendous value of these networks to the Universities, their students and faculty, and the Bay Area, indeed the world, is indisputable. However, that same network effect and commercialization assistance the network provides is not readily available to most researchers working in other disciplines of equal or greater value. Please join us to discuss how we can catalyze and accelerate cleantech commercialization by LBNL and UC Berkeley, resulting in a new network...a Green Silicon Valley.