News Releases from 2018

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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.

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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. 

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April 17, 2018

UC San Diego's Engineering and Management Schools Continue to Strengthen Collaborations

The University of California San Diego has emerged as a leader in how engineering and management schools within one university can collaborate in order to strengthen entrepreneurship education, startup creation, and the commercialization of innovation. The latest move: a pair of unique endowed chair professorships. The Jacobs Family Chairs in Engineering Management Leadership have been awarded to the two professors leading the UC San Diego Institute for the Global Entrepreneur, which is the centerpiece of the collaboration between the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management.

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April 17, 2018

Battery startup flexes its muscles at Rice Business Plan Competition

A UC San Diego startup company that makes printable, stretchable and flexible batteries took home $50,000 and placed third in the elevator pitch competition portion of the Rice Business Plan Competition.

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April 12, 2018

IGE Tech Accelerator Team Finds Success at RBPC

Ateios, formerly Ocella, recently competed in the annual Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC).  RBPC is an international graduate-level startup competition hosted by Rice University.  This competition is highly competitive as they receive over 700 applications every year and this year only accepted 42 teams from around the world who competed for $1.5 million in cash and prizes. 

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March 21, 2018

San Diego, Korea team up to tackle transportation

UC San Diego is launching an international research collaboration to develop smart and clean transportation systems and infrastructure, with an added goal of commercializing the results. In partnership with the City of San Diego, the City of Ulsan in Korea and the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), along with numerous industry partners, the UC San Diego Smart Transportation Innovation Program will develop technological solutions to tomorrow’s transportation challenges.

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March 20, 2018

UC San Diego Innovators: You can now apply to three commercialization programs through one new application

UC San Diego's Institute for the Global Entrepreneur (IGE) and Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) have teamed up to make it easier for students, alumni, faculty and researchers to apply for support to help them commercialize their innovations. UC San Diego innovators – including alumni – can now submit just one application for consideration across three entrepreneurship programs that complement one another. Each program supports teams at different points along the pathway from breakthrough to commercialization with funding, mentorship, practical courses and access to investors.  

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January 16, 2018

Calling All Innovators & Entrepreneurs

Registration is open to faculty, students, staff, and alumni from UC San Diego and regional universities; entrepreneurs; investors; and members of the community. Grab your ticket today and help us ignite entrepreneurial ideas on March 6-7, 2018.

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