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Study, Live, Work, and Stay in Riverside - The UC Riverside MRB Life Science Incubator Generates Opportunities

A Conversation with a UCR Undergraduate The UC Riverside (UCR) Multidisciplinary Research Building (MRB) Life Science Incubator on campus re-opened its doors in January 2021 in accordance with research ramp-up guidelines brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Incubator is home to regional and faculty startups and companies that need laboratory space to advance their...

UC Riverside supports equitable recovery of the Inland Empire with $900,000 CARES Act EDA Grant

UC Riverside has received a $900,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, or EDA, to provide technical assistance to small businesses to bolster the region's ability to withstand future economic disruptions. The EDA grant will be matched with $416,461 in local investment. With this grant, UCR will provide technical assistance...

Inaugural Riverside Angel Summit brings region together to invest in its own startups

The Riverside Angel Summit initiative led by UC Riverside in partnership with the City of Riverside and local community leaders aims to strengthen the angel investment culture in Inland Southern California by connecting investors to high-quality, vetted entrepreneurs. The program seeks to demystify the process of equity investment by providing interested potential angel investors a...

UC Riverside’s NSF I-Corps site to join Western I-Corps Hub to Increase Impact and Opportunities for UCR Innovations

UC Riverside (UCR) has been a National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps site since 2017 and now, as part of a re-structuring of the program by the NSF which brings sites together in “Hubs”, will transition to be part of the I-Corps Hub West Region, broadening UCR’s program reach to provide innovators a wider network of...

UC Riverside Partners to Assist Scandinavian Companies Enter the US Market

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – University of California, Riverside’s Office of Technology Partnerships (UCR) has entered into a partnership with Irvine, CA firm GotoMarketUSA to help bring technologies from Scandinavia to the United States. Since 2016 the UCR team has worked in Latin America providing innovation ecosystem development support, entrepreneurial training, startup incubation in the United...

UC Riverside Launches Platform for Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean at Peru Innovation Week

The University of California Riverside (UCR) and the Organization of American States (OAS) have joined efforts to accelerate commercialization of technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean through the development of the COMUNITT portal. COMUNITT, as the name implies, aims to build a strong community of technology transfer and entrepreneurship training professionals in the Americas...

UC Riverside Office of Technology Partnerships awards $230,000 in Grants to Faculty to Help Commercialize Technologies

The Office of Technology Partnerships (OTP) at UC Riverside (UCR) has awarded $230,000 in grants and expert business mentorship to five (5) Proof of Concept (POC) faculty recipients to further the development and commercialization of their technologies. This funding is available, now for the second year, through a gift provided to UCR by Eurosemillas, S.A...

Riverside Native Leading Crowdsourcing Investment Platform Committed to Growing Riverside Entrepreneurship and Inclusion

MSN Money ranked Riverside as the 19th best city for small business owners in 2018, beating well-established cities like Atlanta, Nashville, and even San Jose. Fast forward to 2021 and Riverside continues to grow and develop as a city that fosters innovation, entrepreneurship and business growth. Riverside’s success can be credited to multiple factors including...

UCR EPIC SBDC and Murrieta Innovation Center Partner to Expand Reach and Support to Tech Entrepreneurs in Southwest Riverside County

UC Riverside’s EPIC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is excited to announce that it has partnered with the Murrieta Innovation Center (MIC) to bring additional resources and services to the Southwest Riverside County tech community by providing mentorship and entrepreneurial programming. Under the agreement, the newly formed EPIC SBDC Resource Center will build on MIC’s...

UC Riverside enters collaboration with GALT to advance microbiome research

The UC Riverside Microbiome Initiative and California-based General Automation Lab Technologies, or GALT, have partnered to advance plant pathology, environmental microbiology, and insect and human gut microbiome studies. As part of this collaboration, GALT will support five UC Riverside research projects that will use the company’s Prospector® high-throughput microbial isolation and cultivation system to generate...

UCR student chosen for LaunchPad Spring Fellowship

From 125 nominations across the Launchpad network, UCR undergraduate William Wang founder of Dashbill was one of 50 participants chosen for the Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars Spring Fellowship. His startup is aimed towards collecting dues and budgeting from student organizations. William came up with the idea from personal experience as a Vice President of Kappa...
By Margarita Manzo (LaunchPad student intern) |

Sensorygen Raises $1.5M equity funding round

Sensorygen, a life science start-up founded by UC Riverside’s professor Dr. Anandasankar Ray recently closed a $1.5 million equity funding raise. With this funding, Sensorygen will be able to continue advancing to reach the market, moving into the final phase of testing to obtain approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Sensorygen also recently...
By The Office of Technology Partnerships |

Launchpad Annual Pitch Competition

UCR student-led startups Edge Sound Research and SARU Recycling are among 30 semi-finalists selected across the Launchpad network competing for one of seven finalist spots and $50,000 in prizes. Edge Sound Research a startup founded in 2019 and led by UCR graduates, Ethan Castro and Valtteri Salomaki, develops audio systems for gamers allowing them to...
By Margarita Manzo (LaunchPad student intern) |

UC Riverside Life Sciences Incubator goes live

The UC Riverside Life Sciences Incubator recently welcomed its first two tenants in line with the university’s guidelines for ramping up research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Karamedica Inc., a spinoff company from Loma Linda University Health; and Murrieta Genomics Inc. are the initial businesses to take advantage of the first wet lab incubator in the...

On their Way to Riverside

In October 2020 The Office of Technology Partnerships’ (OTP) at UC Riverside (UCR) concluded the second edition of the entrepreneurial program Know Hub Ignition, a 10-week intensive training program delivered to Chilean entrepreneurs in partnership with Know Hub Chile, a technology transfer hub funded by the Chilean government agency CORFO. In the 2020 Know Hub...

UCR Student Entrepreneurs Participating in LaunchPad Startup Weekend California

2020' LaunchPad Startup Weekend California took place October 23-25th this year. This event is for students early in their journey with no prior training or existing venture. Over the weekend, students attend workshops, receive mentor feedback, and get to participate in a pitch competition against other teams honing in on their teamwork and company-building skills...
By Margarita Manzo (LaunchPad student intern) |

SARU Joins Social Impact Student Founders in Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars Fall Fellowship

In the recent news of those selected for the Fall 2020 LaunchPad Fellowship by the Blackstone Launchpad and Techstars, we decided to get an insiders look at one of the startups selected; SARU is a startup that was created by a team of UCR graduates and students, Mahmood Shaheen, Kyle Stark, Nathaniel Ortiz, Sebastian Mukuria...
By Margarita Manzo (LaunchPad student intern) |

UC Riverside Licenses Antibodies to Releviate Therapeutics For Use In Potential Alternative Chronic Pain Therapies

Antibodies developed at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), and licensed to Releviate Therapeutics may contribute to a significant advancement in the treatment of chronic pain as an alternative to opioids. Every year, more than 50 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain, a serious condition that negatively affects quality of life...

From Santiago to Riverside

A Chilean’s entrepreneur journey to bring a drug delivery technology to the US market Javier Morales, an entrepreneur and professor at Universidad de Chile is on the way to have his company PRIME Technologies, incubated in Riverside in partnership with the University of California Riverside (UCR). Javier and his team developed a film, similar to...
By Alexandra Orozco |

UC Riverside Partners with the Organization of American States and Local Governments to Bring Technology Commercialization to Latin America

Latin America has outstanding universities and institutes conducting research in ground breaking technologies. Many times this research is aimed at understanding and solving major local and regional problems. Local institutions have a good chance of finding viable solutions given their understanding of the problematic, but governments, universities and organizations involved in technology transfer and innovation...
By Alexandra Orozco |