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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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.

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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

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 merger acquisition nasdaq clean cleantech caltech ucla biofuels processing renewableThe firm, which is now based in Colorado, debuted on the Nasdaq Global Market Wednesday morning as GEVO, debuting at $15.00. The stock was trading as high as $17.50 in morning trading.

Gevo Sets Range For IPO

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Gevo , the biofuels startup spawned out of technology from the University of California, Los Angeles and Caltech, has set an offering range for its IPO. The firm's technology is based on research form UCLA focused on producing next-generation biofuels through genetically modified Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria, as well as technology from Caltech from the lab of Dr. Frances Arnold. gevo biofuels merger acquisition nasdaq market cleantech clean caltech ucla

LA To Launch Cleantech Incubator

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The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator was created by the Los Angeles Cleantech Alliance, a group created by the 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.

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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Bridging The Gap Between Students And Startups, With TechLA

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However, for students at USC, UCLA, and Caltech, that just doesn''t exist. The second, which involves a lot of people, is building awareness at universities--notably, USC and UCLA. That''s also true of UCLA.

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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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Gevo Buys Ethanol Plant

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Gevo , the Caltech spinoff developing biofuels processing technology, said last week that it has completed its acquisition of a biofuels plant in Luverne, Minnesota. Gevo's technology is based on research developed out of Caltech, although the firm is now located in Colorado. Tags: gevo biofuels clean energy fuel alternative cleantech caltech ucla technology transfer

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.

Interview with Jonathan Zweig, AppOnboard

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I had a programming job at UCLA at the time, working at UCLA Radiology. That's something I am very passionate about, supporting the So Cal ecosystem, which is why we hire heavily from USC, UCLA, Caltech, Occidental, and the other local schools.

Catching Up With Mike Giardello, President of Innovate Pasadena

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We have one of the most diverse ecosystems around, from software companies, to hardware companies, to hard science technology out of Caltech and JPL, to design driven opportunities out of the Art Center. Pasadena has long been known as the home for many spinouts of Caltech and JPL. There are many companies from outside the area who have located here, in addition to the companies coming out of Caltech. There are also many from USC and UCLA.

REACH Connected Future | Cleantech Recap

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Sandra Itkoff – Entrepeneur in Residence, UCLA Institute for Innovation and Technology Transfer. Mike Swords – Executive Director of Strategic Research Initiatives and Global Partnerships, UCLA.

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Southern California Linked IPOs Grow

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The number of Southern California related initial public offerings is growing steadily upwards, as Gevo --originally started in Pasadena, and based on technology out of Caltech and UCLA--hit the market this morning. Gevo is just the latest in a surge of companies hitting the public markets which have Southern California links.

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.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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If you look at just Caltech, UCLA, and USC, and you look at our population base, we''re pouring out more engineers than pretty much anywhere.

Sofie Biosciences Lands $5M In Series A

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Sofie Biosciences--which is a spinout of UCLA and Caltech--said the funding will go towards further development of its technology. Culver City-based molecular imaging products maker Sofie Biosciences said Tuesday that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by Tata Industries, and also included MRM Capital and the Cycad Group.

LAVA's First Look LA

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Over 40 presentations from our region's most prominent research institutions: Caltech, USC, UCLA, UCSB, UCI, Childrens Hospital LA, University of Hawaii, Arizona State University, LA BioMed, and CalState LA! Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -- LAVA's First Look LA. Join us at Cal State Los Angeles for a full day of innovations and technologies presented by the region's finest researchers and inventors!

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Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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Both graduates of one of the most premier science institutions in the United States: Caltech. An abbreviated version of this post appeared yesterday on TechCrunch. If you want the full SlideShare deck with many slides not in either post it’s in this link –> The LA Tech Market.

Interview with Nikhil Jain, ObEN

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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. What if you could�with your smartphone�easily create a virtual you�an avatar that looks and sounds like you, and which would live in virtual or augmented reality?

SoCal Inventors Recognized By Popular Mechanics

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The Ultra-Efficient Thin-Film Solar Cells team at Caltech is developing solar cells which solve the problem of current photovoltaic panels, where there is a lot of loss of material due to trimming of silicon wafers. The last university team recognized by Popular Mechanics comes out of UCLA.

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.

Burbank Tech Talks: Founder Stories: David Knight, Angel City Data

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Harvard, Caltech, UCLA, USC, the BBC, and NASA. Thursday, October 26, 2017 -- Founder Stories: David Knight, Angel City Data. Burbank Tech Talks and TechFire. The City of Burbank, in partnership with TechFire is featuring a Burbank tech success story, Angel City Data's Founder and President, David Knight. Angel City Data has deployed over 2,000 custom desktop, web and mobile software solutions for clients such as Apple, Disney, Warner Bros.,

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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CalTech MIT Enterprise Forum – Great events on various topics – there's one this Saturday that would be great to go to. You can also use Southern California Tech Central's list of Organizations to find possible events: UCLA , CalTech , Twiistup , USC , AeA , TCVN , OCTANE , BarCamp , Enterprise Forum , TCOSC , LAVA , UCI , LINC , UCSD , AWT , Digital Hollywood , WITI , TechBiz , ASP , Stirrers and Shakers , AMA , ACG , Pepperdine , PMI , CTC , LMU , LARTA , AITP , iHollywood.

A Chat With Jamie Montgomery On How LA's Tech Ecosystem Has Grown

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The universities are now more focused on the innovation economy, with schools like USC, UCLA, Caltech, the Claremont Colleges all bringing good people to LA. Next week is the Montgomery Summit (www.montgomerysummit.com), one of the longest running technology conferences held in Los Angeles. The conference is run by Jamie Montgomery , one of the local industry's pioneers in venture capital and investment.

LAVA's First Look LA

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Over 40 presentations from our region's most prominent research institutions: CalTech, UCS, UCLA, UCSB, UCI, Childrens Hospital LA, Cedars Sinai, University of Hawaii, Arizona State University, LA BioMed, City of Hope, CalState LA and more! Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -- LAVA's First Look LA. Join us at Cal State Los Angeles for a full day of innovations and technologies presented by the region's finest researchers and inventors!

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LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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LA brings forth a lot of talent from USC, UCLA, and Caltech. Be Great Partners , a Los Angeles technology incubator, has recently released a report on the startup community in LA and the information shows a positive growth for startups here in LA.

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The Talent Tourniquet | Making Los Angeles Startup Friendly

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Another idea was to tap into the talent pool at CalTech, UCLA and USC early using accessible internship programs through a public-private partnership with the City. One of the hotter topics at the last Silicon Beach Fest (SBF) in Santa Monica was the exodus of homegrown tech talent.

Interview with Kos Galatsis, Carbonics

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One of the companies on that journey is Los Angeles-based Carbonics (www.carbonics.com), which is taking technology developed in the labs of USC and UCLA, and bringing it to use in the wireless semiconductor market. Our employees come from Caltech, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, and we've employed people as far away as the University of Michigan.

Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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Materials is as well, and I spend lots of time at UCLA, and Caltech looking at interesting materials. Redpoint Ventures is one of the venture capital firms which has straddled both Northern California and Southern California, with offices in both locations.

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.

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.