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UCSD Battery Startup Ateios Receives Funding for Placing in November Pitch Competition

UCSD Startup Ateios was among the three finalists chosen to receive a collective amount of $150,000 in Seed Funding from investment firm Vertical Venture Partners (VVP) in the 2018 University of California Fortune 500 Startup Showcase in November. Full Story

Graduate student's steerable brain catheter wins big at inventors competition

Gopesh Tilvawala, a graduate student in the UC San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, won the People's Choice Award and second place overall at the 2018 Collegiate Inventors Competition for his work to develop a first-of-its-kind catheter that can be remotely controlled to navigate the tiny arteries in the brain. Full Story

Steerable Brain Catheter Wins Big at Inventors Competition

2018 IGE Fellow, Gopesh Tilvawala, was recognized with the People?s Choice Award and second place overall at the 2018 Collegiate Inventors Competition, organized by the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Full Story

Five Questions with Student Entrepreneur, Andy Bangash

Sikandar (Andy) Bangash is Co-Founder of SAPE, a mobile application which connects drivers with homeowners who want to rent their space out.  It also helps reduce the chances of a parking violation as it warns drivers when they are parking illegally.  Full Story

UC San Diego and Invention Science Fund Collaborate to Create New Technology Startups

Invention Science Fund, the incubator arm of Intellectual Ventures, and San Diego’s Legler Benbough Foundation will contribute $1 million in combined sponsorship funds to the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur at the University of California San Diego to help accelerate new startup companies. Full Story

A UCSD Startup Expansion - Smart Transportation Solution

Visionful is enabling cities and transit agencies to leverage AI technology as a tool to enhance the public realm and improve the life quality of all urban residents. Visionful provides artificial intelligent vision-based solutions for quick access, affordable, equitable and sustainable transportation options throughout cities. Full Story

Scripps Entrepreneurs: Q&A with Scientists for Sustainable Technology

Entrepreneurs from Scripps Oceanography are advancing green and blue technologies with support from the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur. Full Story

You Can Eat That Fork

Zhicong “Zack” Kong, a 2017 bioengineering alumnus from UC San Diego, created compostable, durable, edible cutlery that is unique for several reasons:the ingredients, a scalable manufacturing process and an innovative mold technology. Full Story

UC San Diego Study: Anyone Can Be an Innovator

Innovators aren’t just born, they can be made, according to recent research from the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. Researchers outlined their conclusions in their National Bureau of Economic Research working paper.  Full Story

UC San Diego's Engineering and Management Schools Continue to Strengthen Collaborations

The University of California San Diego has emerged as a leader in how engineering and management schools within one university can collaborate in order to strengthen entrepreneurship education, startup creation, and the commercialization of innovation. The latest move: a pair of unique endowed chair professorships. The Jacobs Family Chairs in Engineering Management Leadership have been awarded to the two professors leading the UC San Diego Institute for the Global Entrepreneur, which is the centerpiece of the collaboration between the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management. Full Story

Battery startup flexes its muscles at Rice Business Plan Competition

A UC San Diego startup company that makes printable, stretchable and flexible batteries took home $50,000 and placed third in the elevator pitch competition portion of the Rice Business Plan Competition. Full Story

IGE Tech Accelerator Team Finds Success at RBPC

Ateios, formerly Ocella, recently competed in the annual Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC).  RBPC is an international graduate-level startup competition hosted by Rice University.  This competition is highly competitive as they receive over 700 applications every year and this year only accepted 42 teams from around the world who competed for $1.5 million in cash and prizes.  Full Story

San Diego, Korea team up to tackle transportation

UC San Diego is launching an international research collaboration to develop smart and clean transportation systems and infrastructure, with an added goal of commercializing the results. In partnership with the City of San Diego, the City of Ulsan in Korea and the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), along with numerous industry partners, the UC San Diego Smart Transportation Innovation Program will develop technological solutions to tomorrow’s transportation challenges. Full Story

UC San Diego Innovators: You can now apply to three commercialization programs through one new application

UC San Diego's Institute for the Global Entrepreneur (IGE) and Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) have teamed up to make it easier for students, alumni, faculty and researchers to apply for support to help them commercialize their innovations. UC San Diego innovators – including alumni – can now submit just one application for consideration across three entrepreneurship programs that complement one another. Each program supports teams at different points along the pathway from breakthrough to commercialization with funding, mentorship, practical courses and access to investors.   Full Story

Calling All Innovators & Entrepreneurs

Registration is open to faculty, students, staff, and alumni from UC San Diego and regional universities; entrepreneurs; investors; and members of the community. Grab your ticket today and help us ignite entrepreneurial ideas on March 6-7, 2018. Full Story