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Southern California Healthcare Technology Acceleration Program Statement of Intent Deadline April 29, 2011

San Diego, CA, April 18, 2011 -- Southern California researchers working on innovations to reduce the cost of healthcare are invited to submit their inventions to the Southern California Healthcare Technology Acceleration Program for potential awards of up to $100,000 to help determine the commercial feasibility of their technologies.  Through the Southern California Healthcare Technology Acceleration Program, award recipients will receive financial support to conduct proof of concept studies, technology development, and preliminary market research.

The von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement at the University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, in partnership with the California HealthCare Foundation , the Pioneer Portfolio of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego announce a call for entries for the Southern California Healthcare Technology Acceleration Program.  

This initiative is intended to nurture and accelerate the commercialization of novel healthcare technologies that can significantly lower the cost of health care delivery in California and are developed by faculty and graduate student researchers within research institutes and universities in Southern California.

Winning teams will receive mentoring assistance from the UC San Diego von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center’s technology and business advisors to help them advance their technologies toward commercialization.

Program eligibility and application guidelines are available at www.healthcaretechnologyacceleration.com.

Deadline for submission of the Statement of Intent is April 29, 2011.

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About the von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Acceleration
The von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Acceleration at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering provides visibility for inventors, industry and partners into what causes successful innovation and technology development.  Through programs and services, the Entrepreneurism Center offers experiences that provide education, networking and resources.  Visit http://www.vonliebig.ucsd.edu/to learn more.

About the California HealthCare Foundation
The California HealthCare Foundation works as a catalyst to fulfill the promise of better healthcare for all Californians. We support ideas and innovations that improve quality, increase efficiency, and lower the costs of care. Visit http://innovations.chcf.org/to learn more.

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pioneer Portfolio
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and healthcare issues facing our country. As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and healthcare of all Americans, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful and timely change. Projects in the Pioneer Portfolio are future-oriented and look beyond conventional thinking to explore solutions at the cutting edge of health and healthcare. For more information, visit our website at www.rwjf.org/pioneer.

About Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for nearly a century. Today, the firm provides professional services primarily to US government agencies in the defense, security, and civil sectors, as well as to corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen offers clients deep functional knowledge spanning strategy and organization, technology, operations, and analytics—which it combines with specialized expertise in clients’ mission and domain areas to help solve their toughest problems. Health leaders and practitioners count on Booz Allen to help them be ready for what’s next. Visit www.boozallen.comto learn more.

About the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego
The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego is a professional school within one of the top-ranked institutions in the U.S. for higher education and research. The Rady School offers a Full-Time MBA program, a FlexMBA program for working professionals, a Ph.D. program, undergraduate and executive education courses. UC San Diego's lineage includes 16 Nobel Laureates (former and current faculty) and eight MacArthur Foundation award recipients. The Rady School is at the nexus of this research, development and innovation — it underlies our curriculum and our academic model.

For more information, visit www.healthcaretechnologyacceleration.com.

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