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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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Todd Hylton Adds Neural Tech Expertise to UCSD Robotics Institute

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UC San Diego has named Todd Hylton, a veteran tech industry manager and expert in neural-based processing technology, as executive director of its new Contextual Robotics Institute. Hylton was previously the executive vice president of strategy and research at Brain Corp., a Qualcomm-backed startup founded in 2009 to develop computer systems and software based on algorithms that emulate the “spiking neuron” processes of the human brain. After joining Brain Corp.

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UCSD Spinout Antiva Biosciences Gets $22M

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Hostetler is Professor of Medicine Emeritus, UCSD School of Medicine , along with serving as Director, San Diego VA Medical Center Endocrinology Clinic, and Associate Member, Rebecca and John Moores Cancer Center, UCSD. antiva biosciences venture capital biotech biopharma cancer human papilloma virus lifescience ucsdAntiva Biosciences , a U.C.

Biotech Startup Licenses Technology From UCSD, Raises $18M

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solstice biologis therapeutics therapy mmbrane rnai microrna lifescience venture capital ucsdA new, biotech startup focused on delivery of nucleic acid therapeutics, Solstice Biologics , said last week that it has licensed technology developed at UC San Diego, and received $18M in a Series A funding. Solstice, which is based in San Francisco, said the technology was licensed from the University of California, San Diego, and is based on research from Professor Steven Dowdy , Ph.D.,

University of California Plans $250M Venture Capital Fund

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UCSD Plans Battery Energy Storage System

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According to UCSD, it will install a 2.5 The new battery storage system is part of UCSD''s sustainability efforts. ucsd cleantech energy utility battery storage system solar wind school The University of California, San Diego is planning to install a big, battery-based energy storage system on campus, to capture wind and solar power to use on the campus, the school said this morning.

Bio Roundup: RIP Roger Tsien, Novartis CAR-T Wheel, Zika News & More

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A man who helped shed light—fluorescent light—on biology died far too early, at the age of 64. Nobel Prize winner Roger Tsien, a UC San Diego chemist, passed away in Oregon this week. No cause of death has been announced. He helped turn a jellyfish protein into an invaluable lab tool that every researcher knows as “GFP”—green fluorescent protein, which is used to illuminate the inner workings of cells.

Four Founders of Hot Startups With Links To Southern California

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SANYO, UCSD In Research Deal

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SANYO said it it will invest up to $3M over three years for energy-related projects at UCSD, and that the firm and UCSD will collaborate on multi-year, multi-disciplinary projects in the areas of renewable energy and energy storage development. Tags: sanyo ucsd solar energy cleantech research university diego

UCSD Ties With Agilent On Photonics Testing

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Agilent Technologies and the University of California, San Diego said Monday afternoon that the two have created a new, chip-scale micro- and nanophotonic-systems testing facility at UCSD. According to Agilent and UCSD, the new facility is housed at UCSD's California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), and will support testing and characterization of micro- and nano-scale ultra-high-speed optical components and subsystems.

Life Technologies, UCSD Tie On Genomic Analysis Effort

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The two said the effort--funded by the Naitonal Instiutes of Health--will involve research team made up of both scientists from UCSD and Life Technologies. Tags: life technologies ucsd genomics biotech lifescience Carslbad-based Life Technologies , a developer of genomic analysis technology, and the University of California at San Diego 's Moores Cancer Center, said this morning that the two are collaborating on a research effort.

HP Selects UCSB, UCSD, USC Profs For Funding

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AddToAny Bought Back From Lockerz By Founder

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addtoany lockerz merger acquisition social sharing blogging ucsd diego student AddToAny , the developer of WordPress and Drupal social sharing plug-ins which got its start at UC San Diego, is back as an independent firm, according to the company''s founder, Pat Diven II. Diven said that he has acquired AddToAny back from Lockerz, which had acquired the company back in July of 2011. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced.

TowerJazz Ties With DARPA Program

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ucsd photolithography darpa semiconductor towerjazzNewport Beach-based TowerJazz , the semiconductor foundry, said today that its subsidiary Jazz Semiconductor has inked a cost-sharing collaboration with DARPA. According to the firm, it is working with DARPA on advancing a roadmap for high frequency SiGe HBT (heterojunction bipolar transistor) devices.

GrollTex Gets Seed Funding

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GrollTex was founded by UCSD graduate student Aliaksandr (Alex) Zaretski (pictured), who won the UC San Diego Entrepreneurship Challenge with the technology. graphene materials angels coast tech transfer technology capital venture university diego ucsd grolltex

CineForm Acquired By GoPro

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GoPro is based in Half Moon Bay, California, and was founded by UCSD graduate Nicholas Woodman. Solana Beach-based CineForm , a developer of video compression technology, has been acquired by helmet-mounted camera firm GoPro. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. GoPro said that CineForm will become a division of the company, and continue to develop and support its products. CineForm will join its offices with GoPro's existing staff in San Diego.

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Hush Nears $200K In Crowdfunding Campaign

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hush crowdfunding smart earplugs wearable mobile earplug device ucsd San Diego-based Hush has nearly doubled its original, $100,000 goal on its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign , with over $196,000 in commitments--and growing--for its smart earplug project. Hush is developing smart earplugs which are controlled by a smartphone app, allowing users to specify which alarms can be heard through the earplugs. The company has doubled its fundraising in less than a week. READ MORE>>.

How Glenn Beck Won the Audience Over at the Upfront Summit

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Glenn Beck holds court at the Upfront Summit with legendary VC Vinod Khosla and UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla (not related) If you asked me a year ago when we were hosting the 2016 Upfront Summit the odds of Glenn Beck speaking at the next Summit I would have emphatically said ZERO.

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Aira.IO Finds Seed Funding To Assist The Blind Using Google Glass

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ucsd impairment glass google technology assistive assistance vision blind funding capital venture seed aira airaioLa Jolla-based Aira.IO , a developer of software tools which use Google Glass to help the blind and low-vision individuals, has raised $790,000 in a seed funding round, the company said this morning. The funding came from Lux Capital and ARCH Venture Partners,a long with futurist Ray Kurzweil and blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayor.

UC San Diego Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies at 64

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Tsien died on August 24 while bike-riding in Eugene, Oregon, a UCSD Health spokesman confirmed late Wednesday.

If You Don’t Define Your Personal Brand the Market Will

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I was graduated with a double degree in economics & political science from UCSD in 1991. It was the midst of a recession and I was happy to have any job at all let alone what was considered one of the more prestigious business jobs at the time graduating from UCSD.

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UC San Diego Spinout Gets $15M From Bill Gates

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echodyne metamaterials spinout ucsd duke venture capital radar bill gates materials A startup which is based on research conducted at the University of California, San Diego has scored $15M in a Series A funding. Echodyne Corp. which was co-founded by Tom Driscoll, a former University of California at San Diego researcher.

University of California Launches YouTube Channel

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The UC's channel is produced in San Diego at UCSD. The University of California's television channel, University of California Television YouTube channel will launch of March 1st, and will debut around 15 minutes of new content each week. The content will include 10-minute, mini-documentaries, 5-minute political commentaries and election analysis, and other features.

Four Founders of Hot Startup With Links To Southern California

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HelloTech Expands Tech Support Service To San Diego

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The company said it is recruiting college students from UCSD, USD, and SDSU, as well as IIT and local junior colleges, to support its expansion.

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How to Know if You Have ADD and What to Do About It

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I got into a great university (UCSD) and a great masters program (University of Chicago) and still did fine even though I could only sit through 50% of the classes. Let me start the post with three statements.

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Putting Tom Perkins Comments into Context

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I had a public education all the way through college and my under grad – UCSD – actually cost less than $2,000 per year to attend between 1986-1991. Tom Perkins is one of the founding members of the venerable venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins.

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What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

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Let me start with the simplest explanation for anybody who didn’t take economics in university (for my sins I took it for 7 years at UCSD and then University of Chicago).

Interview with Jonathan Simkin, SwoopThat

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The two main programmers also graduated in May of 2010 from Harvey Mudd College, and the fourth person on our team recently graduated from UCSD law school. As the school year kicks off for college students, one of the big tasks of the year is buying books for their courses.

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In Defense of Uber: An Unbiased Opinion

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I was at an alumni dinner at UCSD (I am on the alumni board) and a group of people were talking about how their kids use UberX to get rides home from parties at night. The story on Uber has been written about ad nauseam, which is why I’ve been reluctant to weigh in. But enough people have asked my perspective so I decided to weigh in with my non-conformist view. I love Uber and I don’t believe there has yet been a real scandal. Grievances – yes. But scandal?

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Calit2 Birthday Celebration

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Including UCI Chancellor Drake and UCSD Chancellor Fox, remarks from former Governor Gray Davis. Tuesday, December 7, 2010 -- Calit2 Birthday Celebration. See [link] (more

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Creating the Next Generation of US Employees. My Investment in Treehouse

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I’ve just completed an investment in Ryan Carson’s new company, TreeHouse. It meets everyone of my criteria so I thought I’d elaborate. I’m investing heavily in Internet video. Americans watch 5.3 hours of television / day – many age groups are even more.

The Importance of The Narrative

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I went to undergrad at UCSD, which is not a place known for its Greek institutions and my father grew up in South America and had know idea what a fraternity was.

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

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You may also be surprised to know that not only does LA graduate more engineers than anywhere else in America but we also have more top 25 engineering programs than anywhere else in America with nationally acclaimed programs at Caltech, UCSD (my alma mater), USC, UCLA and Harvey Mudd.

Two Biotech Labs Set Up Shop In San Diego

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The new building is on the campus of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and will be LEED Platinum certified. In a demonstration of the amount of activity in San Diego's biotech industry, two, separate companies announced new biotech laboratories opened up in San Diego Wednesday. Both Isis Pharmaceuticals and the J. Craig Venter Institute said they are opening up new R&D facilities in San Diego Wednesday.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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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. Great post by John Shiple.

StartupSD: Mark Suster

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Mark is a UCSD graduate and writes one of the best startup blogs on the Internet. Thursday, March 31, 2011 -- startupSD: Mark Suster from Both Sides of the Table. Mark Suster is a 2x entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Side of VC. He joined GRP Partners in 2007 as a General Partner after selling his company to Salesforce.com. He focuses on early-stage technology companies. Come hear him talk about about SoCal startups, entrepreneurship and the investment scene. See [link] (more

Mushroom Networks Ships T1 Replacement Technology

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San Diego-based Mushroom Networks announced today that it has rolled out a service which offers "better than T1" speeds to broadband subscribers, at a significant savings to traditional T1 service. According to Mushroom Networks, which is a spinout of UC San Diego, it has created a new product which ties up to six broadband connections together to form a single, high-speed Internet connection.

If you Can’t Make Time, MakeSpace

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When I was in college ( UCSD, go Tritons !) If you Can’t Make Time, MakeSpace. A few months ago I wrote about an entrepreneur, Sam Rosen, whom we brought on as an EIR at Upfront Ventures.

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How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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I recently spoke at the business school at UCSD. Most people suck at presenting to big groups.