LAClEANTECH Incubator

Evaluator

ISM - Institute for Social Pedagogic Research Mainz., Mainz, GERMANY

Type/classification

Green economy

Contact details of the main implementing body

Name of the organisation, original language

LAClEANTECH Incubator

Name of the organisation, English translation

LAClEANTECH Incubator

SECTION A - DESCRIPTION OF THE GOOD PRACTICE

Name of the practice, original language

LAClEANTECH Incubator

Country

USA

Description of the practice

LAClEANTECH Incubator is a mutual initiative of politics, science and economy. It supports founders of Green Economy SMEs and offers them vacancies, advisory services and networking possibilities.

Policy context

The region of Los Angeles is already America’s largest green economy. One of the most important future economic growth strategies is to support innovations in clean technologies.

Labour market context

The country is rebuilding its energy and transportation infrastructure away from fossil fuels and toward sustainable energy sources. This helps to reduce the energy dependence and creates huge economic opportunities.

Innovations in the field of Green Economy are fast and it is very important for SMEs to take part in these new innovations which due LAClEANTECH Incubatorhuge network is an easy task for its partners.

Activities

-increase new products which were developed by SMEs

-accelerate innovation

-help the private and public sectors to focus on Green technologies in order to a

sustainable consumption of our natural resources

-basic research
-building up infrastructure
-creating new jobs in Green Economy

-workforce development programs

-promote private investment

Management and operation

LAClEANTECH Incubator “is a non-profit organization funded by the CRA/LA and the LADWP for the City of Los Angeles. In partnership with the city’s exceptional educational and research organizations – UCLA, USC, Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory – LACI helps accelerate the commercialization of their clean technologies in addition to accelerating new products developed by independent entrepreneurs. LACI is a result of the Clean Tech Los Angeles (CTLA) alliance among the Mayor’s office, the City’s universities, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, the Los Angeles Business Council, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, LADWP and the CRA/LA.”

Target groups/beneficiaries

SMEs, employees, consumers, private and public sector, Non-Profit organisations, research institutes

Start date

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End date (actual or planned)

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Gender dimension

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Products involved in or resulting from the practice

-LA Kretz Innovation Campus: built up as the organisations own research and innovation center

-increase new products which were developed by SMEs

-accelerate innovation

-help the private and public sectors to focus on Green technologies in order to a

sustainable consumption of our natural resources

-basic research
-building up infrastructure
-creating new jobs in Green Economy

-workforce development programs
-promote private investment

Outcomes of the practice (planned/expected and actual)

-LA Kretz Innovation Campus: built up as the organisations own research and innovation center

-increase new products which were developed by SMEs

-accelerate innovation

-help the private and public sectors to focus on Green technologies in order to a

sustainable consumption of our natural resources

-basic research
-building up infrastructure
-creating new jobs in Green Economy

-workforce development programs
-promote private investment

Source of funding

Regional budget (tax revenue), Local/municipal budget (tax revenue), Private source(s), please specify, Other sources, please specify

SMEs

regional institutions, universities and departments: Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) city’s exceptional educational and research organizations University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) University of Southern California (USC) Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, the Los Angeles Business Council, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, LADWP and the CRA/LA

Main responsible body, type

Ministry or other national public body/authority. Please specify

Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP)

Role of implementing body

N/A

Other bodies involved in implementation of the practice as partners or contractors

N/A

Evaluation - Was the practice evaluated?

Yes, external evaluation

SECTION B - CLASSIFICATION OF PRACTICE

Target group(s)

Employers, Jobseekers

Employers

All employers, Micro enterprises, Small enterprises, Medium enterprises, Large enterprises

Jobseekers

All unemployed, Long-term unemployed, Employed (threatened by redundancy), Youth, Older jobseekers, Men, Women, Others

specialised workforce in Green Economy

People seeking training

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B.2 Type of practice

B.2.1 Practices related to management or servicing of clients

Registration, skill assessments, identification of client needs and matching

Identification of clients’ needs, Matching services

B.2.2 Practices related to labour market information and improvement of micro and smes’ procedures

Labour market information (LMI)

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Micro and SMEs’ procedures

Improvement of micro and smes’ recruitment and human resource management practices, Identification of needed skills, Staff training/development

B.2.3 Practices related to skill mismatch reduction

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch (targeted to unemployed or employed)

Group counselling/guidance, Training (classroom), Training (work-based, including apprenticeship)

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch: labour mobility

Financial incentives targeted at individuals/smes

Sharing the cost of training and skills development

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B.3 Delivery method(s)

Delivery methods involved

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B.4 Contracting out

Extent of contracting out of practice: The service is contracted out…

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Type of subcontractor(s)

Public, Private, Third sector

B.5 Partnership

Type of partners involved in implementation of the practice

Public, Private, Third sector

SECTION C - Information about evaluation of the practice

When was the practice evaluated?

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Type of organisation carrying out the evaluation

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Details of the organisation responsible for carrying out the evaluation

Name of the organisation, original language/Name of the evaluator

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Name of the organisation, English translation

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E mail

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Web page

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Overall evaluation methodology/methodology

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Indicators in the evaluation

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Main findings of the evaluation

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Change in practice following evaluation

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C.1 Documentation of the evaluation

Type of documentation

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Reference

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Monitoring evidence

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SECTION D - PRACTICE CRITERIA

D.1 - Evidence of results

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D.2 - Relevance

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D.3 - Availability of clear and adequate information

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D.4 - Impact

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D.5 - Innovation

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D.6 - Broad-based participation

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D.7 - Sustainability

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D.8 - Mainstreaming

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D.9 - European Added Value and Transferability

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D.10 - Additional comments

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