International Collaborations

PortTech Los Angeles connects international technology companies with business opportunities at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and beyond. PortTech clients also have the opportunity to explore business prospects abroad. This two-pronged approach facilitates the development of new relationships and promotes growth within the clean technology industry and local economy. Attracting international technology companies to Southern California fosters local job growth. Helping entrepreneurs develop their businesses abroad also creates jobs locally as they expand to meet new demand.

Bridges to Italy

Bridges to Italy | Bridges to Italy is a Los Angeles-based non-profit dedicated to helping Italian startups acquire managerial skills, expand their presence abroad and meet potential investors, clients and partners in the U.S. The organization also has a chapter in Rende, Calabria by the University of Calabria, which is the largest U.S. style campus in Italy.

Coast to Coast EV Connection

Coast to Coast EV Connection | “Coast to Coast E-Mobility Connection” is a public private partnership that promotes knowledge and innovation exchange between US and Dutch government and universities. The cluster also helps to position private organizations on the respective E-mobility markets to find new business opportunities.

Port of Los Angeles Trade Connect

Port of Los Angeles Trade Connect | Trade Connect is a trade education program that provides and co-sponsors a variety of seminars. Two of the main areas of focus for the Trade Connect Program include: Trade Connect Export Seminars and Regional Trade Forums.


PortXL | PortXL is a mentorship driven open innovation program focusing on port related industries, ranging from start-ups and spinouts to SMEs and multinationals. The experienced team works with a proven formula, based on over seven years of experience of the highly acclaimed global accelerator network. An intensive 100-day mentorship-driven program accelerates ten exclusively selected start-ups. PortXL also offers an ecosystem of founders, investors and corporate partners that supports and accelerates the entrepreneurial journey.

US-China Clean Tech Center

US-China Clean Tech Center | The US-China Clean Tech Center (UCCTC) is a public-private partnership between the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation and the US Department of Commerce dedicated to providing US clean technology firms a cost-effective and strategic launching pad where they can showcase and sell their products and services in China's leading markets for clean-tech. Through our powerful network – built by maintaining considerable "boots-on-the-ground" expertise and support in China – the UCCTC pools governmental, technical and financial resources to greatly expand growth and investment opportunities for the companies with which they work.

World Trade Center Los Angeles

World Trade Center Los Angeles | The World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTC LA) is Los Angeles County’s leading promoter and facilitator of international trade and inbound foreign direct investment. WTC LA has led or assisted in the attraction of more than $1 billion of foreign investment into Los Angeles County. The WTC and its trade managers work in conjunction with the LAEDC’s Business Assistance Team to provide a diverse array of services to quickly make connections and help businesses increase exports.