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Caltech Scientists's Kickstarter Project: Nanoart

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Here's an interesting Kickstarter project looking for some (crowd) funding: a Caltech scientist is looking to raise $50,000 to create "nanoart".

Elon Musk To Deliver Caltech Commencement

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Caltech said Musk will deliver the commencement address for the school on June 15th at its campus in Pasadena. government. READ MORE>>.

President Obama Highlights Caltech Energy Research

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The technology has the possibility of creating electricity producing power plants which could provide "zero CO2 emissions" power plants.

Caltech Sues Apple, Broadcom, Avago Over Wi-Fi Patents

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Pasadena-based Caltech has sued both Apple Computer and Broadcom over their use of technology used in Wi-Fi networking. According to the lawsuit, The California Institute of Technology v. The patents owned by Caltech are U.S. apple caltech patent infringement lawsuit wifi wireless 802.11n legal courts broadcom avago

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

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For those who still might be wondering what Spotlight: LA Tech is all about, It’s a screening room for new technology homegrown in our region.

Caltech Taps Venture Capitalist As Trustee

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Pasadena-based California Insitute of Technology said this week that it has tapped a venture capitalist for its Board of Trustees. READ MORE>>.

Alta Devices, With Links to Caltech, Gains $72M

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A new startup with links to Caltech has just raised $72M in funding. Alta Devices< is based on the research of Caltech's Harry Atwater, Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science at Caltech, along with co-founder Eli Yablonovitch of UC Berkeley.

Caltech Team Wins Top Prize, $100K In Bill Gates' Toilet Tech Effort

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A team for the California Institute of Technology has scored the top prize, and $100,000, in a major technology effort--funded by Bill Gates--to reinvent the toilet. The Caltech team won the top prize for its solar-powered toilet that generates hydrogen and electricity. Reinvent the Toilet Challenge". READ MORE>>.

USC, Caltech License Technology To SFC Energy

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The University of Southern California , the California Insitute of Technology , and fuel cell development firm SFC Energy said late Tuesday that the three have executed on a license to a portfolio of U.S. patents for direct methanol fuel cell technology. The Caltech team included S. Surya Prakash and George Olah. Narayanan, E.

CalTech Enterprise Forum | Renewable Energy & The Smarter Grid

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The CalTech Enterprise Forum presents Renewable Energy & The Smarter Grid: Opportunities for the Entrepreneur this Saturday May 7th. As aggressive policies and vigorous investments take hold, newer and smarter technology is rolling out. Caltech students can now register online. Senior Associate, Advanced Technology.

Two Southern California Technology Researchers Get White House Honors

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She was also a co-founder at Gevo , the biofuels startup which spun out of Caltech, which had its IPO in 2011. READ MORE>>.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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Incubators, at the core level, take basic core level technology and try to build a company around it. Explain exactly how Zuma Ventures works?

ADP Setting Up Technology Center In Pasadena With 350 Employees

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The company says it specifically is looking to capitalize on the existing tech business community in Pasadena and the surrounding Los Angeles area, along with local schools like Caltech, The Art Center College of Design and Pasadena City College. technology center employees growth jobs employment pasadena lakeREAD MORE>>.

SlipChip Gets $26.5M For Microfluidics Technology

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Pasadena-based SlipChip , a Caltech spinoff developing microfluidics technology, has raised $26.5M as part of an ongoing, $30M funding raising effort, according to a filing from the company. Photo: Caltech, demonstration of technology licensed by SlipChip by the school. READ MORE>>.

University Students Get $200K For Clean Technology Startups

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The effort is part of a larger national effort by the Department of Energy (DOE) to spur businesses in clean technologies from university labs. caltech idea business competition startup university west look firstREAD MORE>>.

NASA JPL, Chevron Tie On Technology Development

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According to JPL, it will assist in demonstration, development, and commercial deployment of technology based on JPL's heritage in space exploration.

JPL's New Space Tourism Posters Wow, Inspire

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Gevo, With Ties To Caltech and UCLA, Files For IPO

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Gevo , a startup which is developing renewable chemicals and biofuels technology, has filed for an IPO, according to an S-1 filing by the firm Thursday afternoon. Gevo--which is now based in Englewood, Colorado--was started in Pasadena, and has licensed technology from both the University of California, Los Angeles, and Caltech.

Assistive Technologies

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Saturday, June 16, 2012 -- Assistive Technologies. Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. See [link] (more

Redefining The Future At Humanity+ Live From Caltech

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On December 4-5, 2010 TechZulu will present to the Humanity Plus conference live from the Caltech (California Institute of Technology). Tags: Business Development Events Science & Technology Caltech Humanity Plus Visit TechZulu for full story.

Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Winter

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TechZulu and The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are pleased to announce Spotlight: LA Tech Winter. Spotlight: LA Tech is part of a quarterly demo series that will highlight the finest technology entrepreneurship in Southern California. We’re Idealab  continues to explore a range of technology frontiers.

Local Universities Get $360K From DOE For Cleantech Entrepreneurship

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Three local universities, plus a Pasadena-based startup, have received a $360,000 grant to promote student entrepreneurship in clean technology.

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Spotlight: LA Tech Summer! | Featuring CODA

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TechZulu and The California Institute of Technology ( CalTech ) are pleased to announce Spotlight: LA Tech Summer. Spotlight: LA Tech is part of a quarterly demo series that will highlight the finest technology entrepreneurship in Southern California. Their focus is green technology. If you’d like to present,  APPLY HERE.

Caltech Invests In Coursera

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The California Institute of Technology is backing, Coursera , a startup in the area of online education with an equity investment, plus the promise to put some of its courses online for free, in a deal worth $3.7M, the school announced this morning with Coursera. coursera caltech venture capital education online classesREAD MORE>>.

Competition Dangles $200K To Students With Clean Technology Ideas

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A new competition--part of the Startup America effort launched by the Obama Administration, and spearheaded locally by Caltech, USC, and UCLA--said today that it is looking to award $200,000 in prize money to university students with clean energy business ideas. DOE, being managed by OnGreen, UCLA, USC, and Caltech. READ MORE>>.

QWIP Technologies Sold To Canadian Firm

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Impinj Files For IPO

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Impinj , a developer of RFID chips which has satellite engineering office in Rancho Cordova and Newport Beach, and which was founded by a California Institute of Technology (Caltech) professor, has filed for an IPO. impinj merger acquisition semiconductor chip rfid carver mead caltechREAD MORE>>.

Caltech Leads $122M Energy Effort

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Department of Energy is continuing its efforts to fund new energy innovation projects, saying Thursday that it is awarding up to $122M in funding to a project being led by the California Institute of Technology , based out of Pasadena. The new effort will be directed out of Caltech by Professor Nathan S. The U.S. According to U.S.

Elevance Renewable Sciences Files For IPO

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Woodridge, Illinois-based Elevance Renewable Sciences , a developer of renewable chemicals technology which was spun off from Pasadena-based Materia , has filed for an IPO. The technology being used at both Materia and Elevance was originally developed at Caltech. elevance renewable sciences merger acquisition materia caltech

Innovate Pasadena Seeks To Focus Pasadena's Innovation, Tech Efforts

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For all of the activity in Silicon Beach which seems to be crystallizing in Santa Monica, there are many other parts of Los Angeles which have a long history of involvement in the technology industry. One of those areas is Pasadena, home to Idealab, Caltech, and a large number of technology companies, big and small. READ MORE>>.

Gevo Raises $107M In IPO

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Gevo , the biofuels technology startup spawned out of technology at Caltech and UCLA, has raised $107M in an IPO this morning. Gevo develops process technology which converts renewable feedstocks into isobutanol, which can be used for plastics and fuel. The stock was trading as high as $17.50 in morning trading.

Elevance Pulls IPO

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Elevance was spun out of Materia in March of 2008, based on the research conducted by Materia, whose technology is derived from Nobel prize winning chemical technology originally developed at Caltech. elevance renewable sciences caltech olefin specialty chemical cleantech merger acquisition exit withdrawalREAD MORE>>.

FastSoft Names New Marketing VP

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FastSoft is based on technology originally developed for the Internet2 at Caltech. fastsoft marketing executive content delivery hardware caltechPasadena-based FastSoft , the developer of content acceleration software and appliances, said today that it has named Jerry Hall as Vice President of Marketing at the firm. READ MORE>>.

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Caltech, French Research Group Team On Nanotech Commercialization

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Pasadena-based California Institute of Technology and French research and development institution CEA-Leti said this morning that the two are teaming up on a nanotechnology commercialization effort. Tags: caltech cei-leti nanotechnology nanosystem technology commercialization

Making Life Better: Entrepreneurs and Biomechanical and Assistive Technologies

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Saturday, June 16, 2012 -- Making Life Better: Entrepreneurs and Biomechanical and Assistive Technologies. Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. Transformative technology  assistive technology - transforms lives of individuals with disabilities, enhancing both the quality and longevity of life. See [link] (more

Materia Gets NIH Funding Grant

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Pasadena-based Materia , the developer of olefin metathesis catalyst technology developed at the California Institute of Technology, said this week that it has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH), Phase II funding grant. materia funding olefin chemistry caltech government researchAmoumt of the grant was not disclosed.

Contour Energy Systems Finds More Funding

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Azusa-based Contour Energy Systems , the developer of battery technology based on research from Caltech, said today that it has raised a Series C funding round. caltech energy cleantech clean battery capital venture systems contourVenture Partners. Size of the funding round was not announced by the company. READ MORE>>.

Ondax Names Belz To Board

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Ondax is a spinoff of the California institute of Technology, and is headed by Randy Heyler. Belz was the lead investor on the funding round.

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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In college at the California Institute of Technology, he patented a new loudspeaker design and formed GNP Loudspeakers, Inc. Event Details.

Impinj, With Offices In OC, Sets IPO Pricing Range

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Impinj , a developer of RFID technology which has engineering offices in both Rancho Cordova and Newport Beach, has set the estimated IPO pricing range for its stock at between $12.00 and $14.00 per share, the company said in a filing this morning. READ MORE>>.