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Technology Accelerator

IGE is now accepting applications for the IGE Technology Accelerator. The program and benefits are based on the recipient's stage in the ideation process.  Some benefits include but are not limited to in-kind services of mentorship, workshops, proposal assistance and in a limited circumstances, grant funding. 


We are accepting student, faculty and alumni teams with or without  University IP. Examples of technology sought is that of sustainability, nextgen communications and transportation, and energy. 

If you are interested in applying or getting updates, please complete the following form(s).  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

IGE Tech Accelerator Interest Form

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For questions, please see our FAQ page or reach out to Joyce Tiglao, Program Manager at

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Technology Focus Areas:

Healthcare & Biotechnologies

Devices, Materials, & Treatments to Advance Health & Science

  • Wearables, Diagnostics
  • Microbiome
  • Nanotechnologies
Energy & Environment

Green & BlueTech, Renewables & Smart Energy Alternatives

  • Materials, Energy Storage
  • Food & Resource Sustainability
  • Smart Manufacturing
Smart Transportation

Multi-modal Networks for Next Generation Transport

  • AI, Robotics, & Autonomous Systems
  • Machine Learning, AR & VR
  • Computing & Communications

Intellectual Property:

Projects involving university intellectual property (IP) require a disclosure with the Offce of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC), and any IP must be available for licensing. IP generated in the course of the accelerator program must be assignable to UC San Diego. If your technology originates from UC San Diego and you have not led disclosure with OIC, or if you have questions regarding intellectual property status, please contact OIC for discussion. Activities funded through the Technology Accelerator are subject to university IP policies and guidelines.