UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California San Diego

Entrepreneurism Thrives on Campus

Fiscal year 2005 marked a prolific year for moving Jacobs School innovations into the private sector. Twenty-four technology transfer agreements were executed with 17 businesses, including nine start-ups based on engineering faculty innovations, reflecting the entrepreneurial activity encouraged by the school's von Liebig Center and UCSD Technology Transfer & IP Services (TechTIPS). Several recent licensees are beginning to see sales of products based on Jacobs School inventions, with others expecting first sales this year.

In addition to moving discoveries into the marketplace, a real value in this commercialization activity is building valuable relationships between UCSD and the business community. “We are excited by the quality and durability of the licensing relationships we are building,” says David Gibbons, senior licensing officer at TechTIPS. “Several of the Jacobs School licensees have returned to fund research, hire students, license additional technologies, and make philanthropic gifts.”

To learn more about technologies available for licensing, contact Gibbons at (858)534-0175, dgibbons@ucsd.edu.

2005 Jacobs School Spin-Offs
ARS Holdings, Inc.
Advanced RF transceivers for wireless handsets
Inventor: Larry Larson, Professor, ECE
Blaze DFM
Design automation tools for IC manufacturing
Inventor: Andrew Kahng, Professor, CSE & ECE
ColdWatt, Inc.
High-efficiency power supplies
Inventor: Peter Asbeck, Professor, ECE
Eilean Technologies
Wireless and networking
Inventors: Ian Galton, Larry Larson, Peter Asbeck, Tony Acampora, Sujit Dey, Bhaskar Rao, ECE
Inflammagen, Inc.
Technologies for treating shock and multi-organ failure and blocking inflammatory mediators
Inventor: Geert Schmid-Schonbein, Professor, Bioengineering
Advanced A/D converters
Inventor: Ian Galton, Professor, ECE
Mushroom Networks Networking technologies for broadband Internet access
Inventor: Rene Cruz, Professor, ECE
Ortiva Wireless
Advanced wireless content delivery
Inventor: Sujit Dey, Professor, ECE
Rhevision Technology, Inc.
Advanced tunable optics for mobile imaging
Inventor: Yu-Hwa Lo, Professor, ECE
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