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 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.

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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

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. According to Coursera, Caltech and the University of Pennsylvania have invested a combined $3.7M coursera caltech venture capital education online classes

Ventura County Area College Explores New Engineering Program

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Traditionally, the county has seen lots of engineering students instead head either South to schools such as UCLA, USC, and Caltech, or farther north to UCSB. ventura county college engineering education employer

NSF To Create Innovation Center In LA

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The National Science Foundation is planning to create a new, innovation center in Los Angeles, in conjunction with the University of Southern California , the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) , and the University of California Los Angeles , the NSF said this morning. innovation center ucla viterbi caltech technology xfer transfer education school growth entrepreneurship startup

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Accelerator Crazy In Southern California

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LA Cleantech Incubator , officially launched last week, and was created by Los Angeles Cleantech Alliance, a group supported by Mayor's Office, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Community Redevelopment Agency for Los Angeles, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, UCLA, USC, CalTech, and Arts Center College of Design. What's the latest craze in startups in Southern Califonia? It looks to be startup accelerators.

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

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In 1991, Bill started Knowledge Adventure, an educational software publisher that grew to be the third largest educational software publisher in the world and was eventually sold to Cendant Software and is now a division of Havas Interactive, which is owned by Vivendi.

Taking Technology Products to Market

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Taking Technology Products to Market. See [link] (more

Strategic Alliances

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Monday, May 4, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Strategic Alliances. See [link] (more

Accelerating New Product Development

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Accelerating New Product Development. See [link] (more

Integrated Strategic Planning

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Monday, March 30, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Integrated Strategic Planning. See [link] (more

Acquiring External Technology to Drive Innovation

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Accelerate innovation through externally acquired technology. See [link] (more

Local Clean Energy Business Plan Contest Awards $160,000

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A local, clean energy business plan competition started by the California Insitute of Technology (Caltech), the University of Southern California (USC), and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has awarded $160,000 in prizes in its latest competition. Pyro-E is out of UC Berkeley; Chai Energy is from Caltech; and Dragonfly Systems is from Stanford. firstlookwest first look business plan competition venture capital prize award cleantech university education spinout

Getting in the Game: Entrepreneurs and the Video Game Industry

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Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. Social, education, and hardcore games are now distributed wirelessly to handheld devices, the free-to-play/virtual goods model has transformed how publishers monetize game titles, and crowd-sourced funding has proven to be a viable source of financing for independent game developers. Saturday, May 12, 2012 -- Getting in the Game: Entrepreneurs and the. Video Game Industry.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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World-class education including Caltech, USC and UCLA. Caltech. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week. I always enjoy spending time with Brad as the antidote to the eco chamber.

Interview with Nikhil Jain, ObEN

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Although people generally associate AR and Vr with gaming, we're actually growing into a lot of other areas, like healthcare, education, and the enterprise. We've been hiring from all of the top schools�Carnegie Mellon, Caltech, USC, Berkeley, UCLA ,and it has taken a combination of deep learning, machine learning, speech synthesis, linguistics, and psychology to come up with all of this.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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He was a life-long entrepreneur and the first business he created out of college (actually, he founded it while he was at Caltech) was a company that manufactured high quality audio speakers. He sold so many that after Caltech he decided to open a retail store.

City of Los Angeles Ties Into High Speed, Internet Research Backbone

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CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California) runs the California Research and Education Network (CalREN) , which connects such institutions as Caltech, UCLA, USC, Cal State LA, and the Los Angeles Community Colleges, as well as K-20 students and educators.

Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development. This 2 day course will help you learn how to manage your IP portfolio as a business. See [link] (more

Competitive Technical Intelligence

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Competitive Technical Intelligence. Get the accurate and timely intelligence your firm needs to anticipate technical trends and assess competitor actions. See [link].

Management of Technology and Innovation

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Management of Technology and Innovation. Attend this 3 day course and learn how to successfully meet key challenges in managing technological innovation. See [link] (more

Technology Strategy for RandD and Product Development

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Monday, February 23, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Technology Strategy for RandD and Product Development. Attend this 2 day course and learn how to manage technology investments through technology roadmaps. See [link] (more

Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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Strategic Marketing of Technology Products

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Monday, February 9, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Strategic Marketing of Technology Products. Attend this 3-day course to learn how to gain market advantage and become better positioned to grow. See [link] (more

Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 -- Caltech Executive Education: Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development. This 2 day course will help you learn how to manage your IP portfolio as a business. See [link] (more

Interview with Alex Benzer, SocialEngine

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The most attractive thing about it was the educational value. So, we were pretty excited to educate ourselves at TechStars. The program itself is incredibly daunting initially, but it was really valuable for us, especially as an educational experience.

Catch #Mindshare50 Talks Live on TechZulu

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Neuroscientist at Caltech, UCLA’s Department of Neurosurgery, and NYUMoran is interested in attention, emotions regulations, and dreams. Lucien’s goal is simple, to completely redesign education.

Guidance Solutions Gets Win

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Marina Del Rey-based Guidance Solutions said Monday that the firm has signed on Caltech's Industrial Relations Center as a customer. Guidance, which provides services for building ecommerce web sites, said that Caltech's IRC. which provides an online catalog of executive education courses, used the firm for a web site overhaul. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed.

Guidance Software Gets Win

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Marina Del Rey-based Guidance Solutions said Monday that the firm has signed on Caltech's Industrial Relations Center as a customer. Guidance, which provides services for building ecommerce web sites, said that Caltech's IRC. which provides an online catalog of executive education courses, used the firm for a web site overhaul. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed.

Intellectual Property

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development. This 2 day course will help you learn how to manage your IP portfolio as a business. Build IP portfolios that protect business unit profits, create licensing revenues, and contain costs. Learn how to generate the additional revenues that IP can provide. See [link] (more

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Acquiring External Technology

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Monday, November 9, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Acquiring External Technology to Drive Innovation Accelerate innovation through externally acquired technology. Recognize when outside technology is needed and obtain the tools to manage the acquisition process. Get the keys to structuring successful deals and managing the relationships. Integrate external technology sourcing into your business process. See [link] (more

Strategic Pricing

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Strategic Pricing. Learn how to develop pricing tactics to increase profits and position against competitors, assess pricing opportunities, capture value, understand the implications of product and market life cycles, and determine how and when to stem price erosion. See [link] (more