Prospect Silicon Valley (ProspectSV) is the first nonprofit
“commercialization catalyst.” Douglas Davenport, the founding Executive
Director of ProspectSV, explains that being a commercialization catalyst
means “providing resources, expertise, and technology to emerging
companies who often have difficulty in accessing these resources.”
ProspectSV stands at the intersection of civic leadership, innovation
ecosystems, and industry leaders. With the City of San Jose as its lead
partner, ProspectSV was created to support innovators who are developing
technologies for clean, smart, and connected cities.
The goal at ProspectSV is to foster a network of domain leaders,
researchers, emerging tech companies, investors and municipalities to
develop and scale technologies that will save energy and reduce
emissions. The experts at ProspectSV are developing a community to push
for sustainable solutions locally, regionally, nationally, and
internationally. ProspectSV is extending its efforts to cultivate
networks in Ireland, Australia, Canada, and Japan.
Moving forward ProspectSV will continue to focus on addressing the
challenges that limit the adoption of new technologies. Davenport says,
“We hope to develop an ecosystem that brings new solutions to the
forefront while constantly reaching the heart of the challenge of
bringing next generation solutions into the public sphere.” The goal is
to be a catalyst and to accelerate the efforts of emerging companies to
bring new technologies to market, and improve the efficiency of our
The grand opening of ProspectSV is Thurs., October 2, 2014.