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About the Program Partners

About the von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center
The von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center 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. For more information, visit

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

About the San Diego State University
San Diego State University is considered the #1 small research university in the nation. With an annual research budget of ~$150 million per year, SDSU faculty out-performs many much larger universities in terms of productivity and impact of publications. SDSU is also the largest educator in the San Diego region, with 1 out of 7 university graduates in the region holding a degree from SDSU.

About the Program Sponsor

About the Department of Energy/EERE
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and reduce dependence on foreign oil. EERE leverages partnerships with the private sector, state and local governments, DOE national laboratories, and universities to speed the adoption of new technologies in renewable energy, advanced vehicles and fuels, and energy efficiency.