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December 12, 2017

Around the Pier: Triton Innovation Challenge Awards Forward-Thinking Scientists

Imagine a time in the future when the roads are meeting all electrical needs with embedded solar cells, important coastal data is collected with a special surfboard fin, and trees in the forest are equipped with inexpensive technology that can detect small fires before they spread.

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December 12, 2017

Ashvin Bachireddy speaks with IGE Certificate Program students

Ashvin Bachireddy is a UC San Diego alum who graduated with a Major in Management Science and is currently a venture partner at Geodesic Capital in Silicon Valley. He recently visited IGE?s Technology Management and Entrepreneurism Certificate Program class to share his wisdom and experience. This is Ashvin?s second trip in recent months where he spoke to the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship group in a panel moderated by Prof. Vish Krishnan. As an early investor in companies like Uber and Snapchat, Ashvin talked to the class about how to prepare for investor meetings. He also met one on one with several IGE teams, providing them valuable feedback on their technologies. Prof. Krishnan, IGE?s Associate Director, says he is grateful for Ashvin staying engaged with the campus and giving back to the UC San Diego community to develop our innovation ecosystem.

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December 7, 2017

Smart earplug company developed by UC San Diego undergrads acquired by Bose

Hush, a noise-cancelling smart earplug startup that was conceptualized by UC San Diego engineering undergraduates in professor Nate Delson’s Product Design and Entrepreneurship class has been acquired by audio giant Bose. 

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June 29, 2017

High-Tech Baby Monitor Company Co-Founded by UC San Diego Computer Science Alumnus Raises $4 Million

Cocoon Cam, a computer-vision-based baby monitor company co-founded by University of California San Diego computer science alumnus Pavan Kumar (M.S. Computer Science 2015), recently announced that it closed a $4 million Series A funding round. Cocoon Cam is a baby monitor that relies on computer vision technologies to track breathing and other vital signs. It offers instant alerts and sleep analytics that can be accessed by parents anytime through a smartphone app. 

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May 23, 2017

New UC San Diego Technology Accelerator Selects Five Teams for Its Inaugural Cohort

Today the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur (IGE) at the University of California San Diego announced team selections for its new technology accelerator. Five UC San Diego research teams, with innovations ranging from advanced healthcare diagnostics and medical device technologies to next generation LIDAR for autonomous-vehicle navigation, have been selected to join the new campus program.

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May 17, 2017

Eight Students Receive Engineering Leadership Award

0 0 1 40 230 UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering 1 1 269 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Five engineering undergraduate and three engineering graduate students were recognized for their outstanding leadership skills at the 8th Annual Engineering Leadership Awards Celebration, which took place May 12, 2017 at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. 

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March 21, 2017

New Technology Accelerator Launching at UC San Diego

The Institute for the Global Entrepreneur at the University of California San Diego is launching a unique Technology Accelerator to fast-track early stage, high impact technologies and effectively shorten the timelines for UC San Diego innovations to enter the market. The Institute for the Global Entrepreneur (IGE) is a collaboration between the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management.

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February 9, 2017

Engineers in Innovation at IGNITE @ UC San Diego

On February 22, the University of California San Diego will host IGNITE @ UC San Diego, an event that brings together key members of the San Diego entrepreneurial ecosystem for a day focused on hands-on learning, competitions and mentoring for innovators, founders, and startup teams.

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February 2, 2017

The Missing Link: UC San Diego's First Biomedical Incubator

An engineer watching a cardiac surgeon open up a patient’s chest to treat the heart may plan to build a better way to help the surgeon open the chest. However, if the engineer instead explores alternate means to access the key structures, the surgeon may not need to open up the chest at all. This anecdote illustrates the importance of determining the right need to solve.This kind of problem solving is one of the goals of a new biomedical incubator at UC San Diego, called Blue LINC. The new program is entirely student-run.

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