What is Innovation Month?
The entire month of April will feature the many innovative and entrepreneurial activities and events that occur every day in Riverside County. This month-long showcase has been coordinated by the County of Riverside Economic Development Agency, several cities, University of California, Riverside, Riverside Community College District, and related organizations to bring awareness to the many areas of innovation and entrepreneurship in the County.
Riverside County is California’s 4th largest county in CA and encompasses 28 cities, Tribal Governments, and several major universities and esteemed community colleges. The County is also home to the March Air Reserve Base and the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Corona Division, offering entrepreneurial opportunities with military research, development and technology transfer. Helping to support the entrepreneurial and tech ecosystem in Riverside County are its many innovation centers: Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, the Murrieta Innovation Center, Riverside ExCITE incubator, EPIC at UCR, Temecula Valley Entrepreneurs Exchange, and the Co:LAB District coming soon to Corona.
Who Should Attend?
ANYONE (students, businesses, residents, or any interested party) is welcome to attend the events featured on the calendar. The County of Riverside is creating a calendar of events that will be occurring throughout the County during the month of April. Please be sure to register for an event in advance if required to do so. The calendar will be available in February.
How Can You Get Involved?
Are you a City, Tribal Government, or other organization that supports innovation and entrepreneurship that would like to be involved in Innovation Month? Are you a business that wants to showcase your innovation and entrepreneurship? Here are some ideas:
Host a networking event in your area. Perhaps at a restaurant, craft brewery, or other fun location. Host an Open House and tour of your business showcasing the great work you do. Provide a tour of your classroom and instructional space that helps prepare students?
Would you like to host your own event and be added to the main calendar?
Please contact Rob Moran at the County of Riverside Economic Development Agency at 951.955.6673 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.