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The Institute for the Global Entrepreneur at UC San Diego encompasses a series of programs, centers and initiatives all working toward a common goal: preparing engineers to become change makers and technical leaders who drive innovation within organizations both large and small.

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May 17, 2018

You Can Eat That Fork

Zhicong “Zack” Kong, a 2017 bioengineering alumnus from UC San Diego, created compostable, durable, edible cutlery that is unique for several reasons:the ingredients, a scalable manufacturing process and an innovative mold technology. Full Story


April 20, 2018

UC San Diego Study: Anyone Can Be an Innovator

Innovators aren’t just born, they can be made, according to recent research from the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. Researchers outlined their conclusions in their National Bureau of Economic Research working paper.  Full Story


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