Caltech, UCLA, UCSD Rank Highly On Tech Transfer Ranking

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The California Insitute of Technology (Caltech), the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of San Diego (UCSD) have all ranked very highly on a new ranking of universities for their technology transfer efforts, issued by The Milken Insitute , the Santa Monica-based thinktank. technology transfer ranking caltech ucla ucsd education school basic research

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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". crowdfunding graffiti chip silicon nano nanoart kickstarter project caltech

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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. The selection of Musk is particularly well suited to Caltech, which runs the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. elon musk caltech commencement california institute university

SpaceX Engineer, Caltech Researcher Join Astronaut Ranks

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In an unusual addition to the list of recruits to NASA's astronaut program, NASA said this week that a SpaceX engineer, and a Caltech researcher, are both among the list of twelve new candidates at a chance for future space exploration with the agency. spacex caltech astronaut training program nasa space spaceflight exploration launch aerospace jessica watkins robb kulin

Guidance Software Funds Data Security Program At Caltech

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Pasadena-based Guidance Software , which makes computer forensics and digital investigation software, said today that it has funded a data security research program at the Caltech Institute of Technology (Caltech). The joint program will come out of Caltech's Center for Data-driven Discovery, led by Julian Bunn and Professor Emeritus Mani Chandy. guidance software caltech data security cybersecurity grant funding research incident response breach

Caltech Taps Venture Capitalist As Trustee

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According to Caltech, Narendra K. caltech venture capital executive trustee education california technology school nexus india investmentPasadena-based California Insitute of Technology said this week that it has tapped a venture capitalist for its Board of Trustees.

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

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This Spotlight takes place Thursday, July 14, at The California Institute of Technology (CalTech). Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. Its Time! Its Time! The Spotlight is shining down these amazing LA companies!

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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This Spotlight takes place Thursday, February 2, at Caltech. Where: Baxter Hall | CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. Take the next left on Holliston Avenue, into Caltech campus. The Caltech Entrepreneurship Club is the hub for innovators in the Caltech community who want to learn how to make their idea a reality. The time has finally arrived!

Tribute To Caltech's Larry Gilbert, Founder of Tech Transfer Office

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Larry Gilbert , the founder of the technology transfer program at Caltech , passed away in November in Florida, Caltech said this week, with a tribute to Gilbert's efforts at the school. Gilbert was the "founding father of technology transfer" at Caltech, according to the school, forming the Office of Technology Transfer in 1995. Photo of Gilbert, with cap, via Caltech. larry gilbert tech transfer office caltech technology startup

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. alta devices photovoltaic solar energy clean cleantech venture capital caltech harry atwater professor research technology

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

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The Caltech team won the top prize for its solar-powered toilet that generates hydrogen and electricity. bill gates caltech prize toilet sanitation waste competition microsoftA 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.

USC, Caltech License Technology To SFC Energy

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The Caltech team included S. caltech energy fuel cell clean technology patent licensing transferThe 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. Financial details of the licensing deal were not disclosed.

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. 40 on-line registration fee; $50 at-the-door; $10 for students with full-time student ID and free for Caltech students (must show ID at door). Caltech students can now register online. Events News Science & Technology Sustainability Caltech CalTech Enterprise Forum Green Tech Renewable Energy Smarter Grid

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Cybersecurity

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Saturday, October 14, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Cybersecurity. The Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum will be devoted to identifying entrepreneurial opportunities for providing tools to combat cyber threats.

Virtualitics Raises $3M For AR/VR/AI Startup

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The company's founders are professor George Djorgovski, the founding director of Caltech's Center for Data-Driven Discovery; Michael Amori (former Deutsche Bank managing director); Dr. Ciro Donalek, computational scientist at Caltech; and Dr. Scott Davidoff, manager of the Human Interfaces Group at NASA's JPL. nasa caltech seed capital venture visualization data intelligence artificial virtual reality augmented virtualitics

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Funding

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Funding. The Snapchat Effect: How the company’s mega IPO may enhance the odds of your startup getting funded. Will LA overtake New York as the second most interesting tech ecosystem after Silicon Valley? Will we witness more venture funding and increased company valuations in the region?

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Aerospace

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Aerospace. Our Southern California Aerospace landscape has been revitalized. With major new players as well as established companies expanding development and manufacturing, a renewed vibrancy offers a turf for entrepreneurship at all levels, especially with the US Government pushing traditional primes and sub-primes to turn to new technologies and sourcing for defense and commercial applications.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Biotech

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Saturday, November 12, 2016 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Biotech. Gordon Binder, Venture Capital investor, former Chairman and CEO of Amgen, and Trustee Emeritus of both Caltech and MIT keynotes the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum program “Entrepreneurs in a Biotech Age”. Mr. Binder led Amgen to prominence as a biotech pharmaceutical pioneer.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Entertainment

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Entertainment. Southern California is still the home of Hollywood -- the symbolic name for the motion picture industry, but that industry has changed dramatically in recent years. Many of the studios have sizable in-house technology development operations, but all acquire technology or technology products from outside their corporate borders.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

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Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum. Saturday, January 21, 2017 -- Aerospace and Defense: Finding and Funding Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Southern California. From small sat’s and drones to headline-making rocketry by the “big guys,” our Southern California Aerospace landscape has been revitalized.

Initiative to Boost SoCal’s Startup Scene Teams With GV Founder

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A Silicon Valley entrepreneur has set out to boost the startup ecosystem in San Diego and the rest of Southern California—and he already has scored a coup by partnering with Bill Maris, the founder and former CEO of Google Ventures, now known as GV. Steve Poizner, who sold two of his startups to Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) and served as California Insurance Commissioner a decade ago, has signed a collaboration agreement with a venture fund that Maris founded in suburban San Diego.

JPL's New Space Tourism Posters Wow, Inspire

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JPL--which is run by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for NASA--isn't the first one to get into vintage space travel posters: Hawthorne-based space rocket developer SpaceX released its own set of space travel posters last May.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Big Data

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Big Data. Keynote Speaker: Gil Elbaz, Founder and CEO of Factual Inc; Co-Founder of Applied Semantics Confirmed speakers: Professor George Djorgovski, Director, the Center for Data Driven Discovery; Professor of Astronomy, Caltech Marty Ellingsworth, President, Salt Creek Analytics Dr. Corey Thibeault, Director of Data Science, Neural Analytics Producer/Moderator: Stan Tomsic, Managing Director, Magna Point Group.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - The Future of Startups

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - The Future of Startups. Startups in 2027 and Beyond: Opportunities and Challenges for Entrepreneurs in the Next Decade. The event will begin with a Keynote Presentation from Preston McAfee, Chief Economist and CVP of Microsoft. He will examine the future of Entrepreneurship in new markets, new organizations, new business metrics and entirely new classes of jobs within future Startups.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - The Future of Startups

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - The Future of Startups. What is the future of Entrepreneurship? The event will begin with a Keynote Presentation from Preston McAfee, Chief Economist and CVP of Microsoft. He will examine the future of Entrepreneurship in new markets, new organizations, new business metrics and entirely new classes of jobs within future Startups.

Local Universities Get $360K From DOE For Cleantech Entrepreneurship

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According to Pasadena-based green marketplace firm OnGreen , the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), UC Los Angeles (UCLA), and University of Southern California (USC) scored a grant from the U.S. ongreen ucla caltech education university school clean technology

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 25: Soylent Banned from Canada

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Soylent banned from Canada, Caltech teams with NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to build next-generation robots and ChowNow, a GrubHub competitor, raises $20 million Series B round

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 opened up its Orange County offices in January of 2004; the firm was co-founded in May 2000 by Caltech professor Carver Mead , currently Gordon and Betty Moore Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech.

Caltech Invests In Coursera

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According to Coursera, Caltech and the University of Pennsylvania have invested a combined $3.7M The investment came as Coursera announced this morning that it will carry courses from Caltech, Duke, EPFL (Lausanne), Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, Illinois, Rice, UCSF, University of Edinburgh, University of Toronto, UVA and University of Washington online. coursera caltech venture capital education online classes

Impinj, With Offices In OC, Files For IPO

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Impinj was co-founded by Caltech professor Carver Mead, and had set up offices in Newport Beach in 2004. impinj merger acquisition wireless rfid chip radio frequency identification caltechImpinj , a developer of RFID and other wireless chips which has rseearch offices in Rancho Cordova and Newport Beach, has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to raise up to $60M. The company has applied to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as PI.

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. golomb whitehouse caltech research technology award national medal science gevo

University Students Get $200K For Clean Technology Startups

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The first place winners at Stanford Nitrogen Group are working on a process fore removing wast nitrogen from wastewater treatment plants; the second place team, Greenbiotics, was made up from a team from UCLA and Caltech, and is developing a robotic vehicle to help automatically clean solar panels; third place team Xite Solar comes from UC Berkeley, and is developing solar cell materials. caltech idea business competition startup university west look first

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Robots, Computer Vision and Deep AI

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Robots, Computer Vision and Deep AI. Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Aaron Ames, the Bren Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at Caltech. Robots must perceive their environment and decide how to respond, so both computer vision and the new AI’s deep learning neural nets are pervasive and integral elements of robotics.