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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California Institute of Technology in Pasadena said over the weekend that Elon Musk , the technology mogul who founded SpaceX and Tesla Motors, and co-founded PayPal, will deliver this year's commencement address in June. 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

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. According to Caltech, Narendra K. caltech venture capital executive trustee education california technology school nexus india investment

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

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. SFC said the technology is being targeted at use in portable consumer electronics and vehicle power. The three said the technology was developed at the USC Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, led by G.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter 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. This Spotlight takes place Thursday, February 2, at Caltech. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology and of the Art Center College of Design. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Take the next left on Holliston Avenue, into Caltech campus.

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. Gilbert had been a familiar face in Southern California's startup and technology world.

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. This Spotlight takes place Thursday, July 14, at The California Institute of Technology (CalTech). Their focus is green technology.

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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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. Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, announced an effort to help advance the technology of toilets, saying that current flush technology is "irrelevant, impractical and impossible for 40 percent of the global population". bill gates caltech prize toilet sanitation waste competition microsoft

Two Southern California Technology Researchers Get White House Honors

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Arnold was given the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, for her work on chemical engineering and biochemistry, which is applicable to the production of biofuels. She was also a co-founder at Gevo , the biofuels startup which spun out of Caltech, which had its IPO in 2011.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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David Carter and Allen Hurff are two startup veterans, who believe they have a new formula to help create early stage, technology companies, through their new "startup studio", Zuma Ventures (www.zumavc.com).

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. As utilities roll out new meters and smarter equipment on the grid, there are hundreds of companies looking to integrate exciting new technologies and platforms that promise monetary and environmental savings for both consumers and utilities.

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 lake

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 - 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.

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

NASA JPL, Chevron Tie On Technology Development

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The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory , based in Pasadena, and Chevron Corporation said this week that the two are in a new partnership, to develop a range of advanced technologies for harsh environments, including both on Earth and in space. nasa chevron technology development advanced

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.

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. ongreen ucla caltech education university school clean technology

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Aerospace

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Aerospace. 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. Our Southern California Aerospace landscape has been revitalized.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Entertainment

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Entertainment. Many of the studios have sizable in-house technology development operations, but all acquire technology or technology products from outside their corporate borders. See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/technology-startups-go-to-the-movies-tickets-31210790314?aff=es2.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum

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Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum. 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. Saturday, January 21, 2017 -- Aerospace and Defense: Finding and Funding Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Southern California.

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.

QWIP Technologies Sold To Canadian Firm

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Brea-based QWIP Technologies , a developer of thermal imaging systems owned by Cantronic Systems, has been sold to Vancouver, Canada-based Skytech Systems. qwip technologies caltech infrared sensor canada merger acquisition thermal imaging cantronic

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Big Data

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Big Data. Big Data has exploded and engulfed us all and has led to a technology andbusiness revolution. See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caltech-entrepreneurs-forum-big-data-tickets-27098956709?aff=es2. Our speakers will share their views on the opportunities and challenges science and entrepreneurs face in building Big Data ventures, and give a clearer view of what’s coming our way.

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 looking for companies with new technology to demonstrate (or better yet, those with upcoming launches they wish to promote among savvy peers). Idealab continues to explore a range of technology frontiers.

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.

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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 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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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

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. gevo merger acquisition nasdaq clean cleantech caltech ucla biofuels processing renewable