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Irvine Foundation awards $1.9 million to UCR to break barriers for high-tech startup creation by underrepresented groups

The James Irvine Foundation has awarded the University of California Riverside (UCR) Office of Technology Partnerships (OTP) a $1.9 million grant to jumpstart the university’s efforts to build an inclusive, more equitable technology innovation ecosystem. The OASIS Accelerator aims to expand opportunities for Inland Empire innovators and entrepreneurs, in particular those from underrepresented groups, to...

First acquisition of a UCR EPIC supported company

When Mark Adams left his job in 2011 to start Inviscid with four colleagues, he took a leap of faith hoping that the product they were developing would succeed within the Autism therapy community. They bootstrapped the company putting in the time, effort, and their own capital to develop software that helps Applied Behavioral Analysis...
By UCR Office of Technology Partnerships |

National Academy of Inventors recognizes four UCR professors

The National Academy of Inventors, or NAI, has bestowed its top honors on four professors from the University of California, Riverside. One, Richard Schrock, has been elected a fellow, and three — Hailing Jin, Cengiz Ozkan, and Anandasankar Ray — have been elected senior members of the academy. The NAI Fellows program highlights inventors who...

Riverside Angel Summit finalists are promising medical, agricultural, and energy startups

Four startups founded in Riverside County and developing with support of the UC Riverside Office of Technology Partnerships were finalists competing for up to $100,000 in the first Riverside Angel Summit, or RAS. The finalists are: GattaCo, Inc.: Developed in-home clinical quality blood/plasma sampling. SiLi-ion: Developed a silicon nanoparticle-driven lithium-ion battery. FarmSense, Inc.: Invented an...

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...

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 |

UC Riverside’s Conference Helps Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Access Federal Funding

Securing capital for a startup to develop its technology for commercialization is not easy. Federal grants such as the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) have become critical in helping small businesses mature their technologies and bring them to market. The SBIR/STTR program, America’s Seed Fund, provides access to the...
By Misty Madero |

UCR OTP and Know Hub Chile launch year two of Entrepreneurship Training program

The 2020 Know Hub Ignition Entrepreneurship Training program, delivered in partnership between Know Hub Chile and UC Riverside's Office of Technology Partnerships, launches this week. 2020 is the second year of the government-funded Chilean program which aims to strengthen and promote technology-based entrepreneurship in the country. This year’s program received 66 applications for 16 openings...

Chilean Technologies Showcased in Riverside as UC Riverside Concludes Entrepreneurial Program in Partnership with Know Hub Chile

Friday, November 8th marked the completion of Know Hub Chile’s inaugural “Know Hub Ignition” program in partnership with UC Riverside’s Office of Technology Partnerships (OTP), which took teams of Chilean entrepreneurs through an intensive training program in customer discovery and commercialization, culminating with a week-long immersion in Riverside, California. UCR and its partner, Know Hub...

UCR Signs Collaboration Agreement with Know Hub Chile to Commercialize Agricultural Plant Varieties

UC Riverside’s Office of Technology Partnerships signed a collaboration agreement with Know Hub Chile, an association of 11 universities and research institutions in Chile to accelerate technology transfer through licensing efforts.  As part of the agreement, both UCR and Know Hub Chile will introduce each other’s agricultural crop plant varieties and cultivars to potential partners...
Martin Kleckner

NSF Funding Programs for Innovations and Small Businesses

National Science Foundation Promoting the Acceleration of Basic Research into Marketable Innovations By Martin Kleckner III PhD MBA, Office of Technology Partnerships Entrepreneur-in-Residence “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” At the March 12 SBIR/STTRCON19 presented by U C Riverside’s Office of Technology Partnerships, the NSF’s Jesus Soriano Molla PhD MD...

Clean Energy Accelerator Awarded $1.5 Million Federally Matched Grant to Expand Energy Startup Support in the Inland Empire

The University of San Diego (USD), in partnership with Cleantech San Diego and California State University, San Marcos, has been awarded a three-year federally matched $1.5 million i6 Regional Innovation Strategies grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (under the Department of Commerce) to scale up the capacity of the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation...

Murrieta Genomics and University of California Riverside Partner to Foster Genomic Research and Commercialization

MURRIETA, CALIF. (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 26, 2019 Murrieta Genomics, the genomic sequencing business incubator, has executed a Memorandum of Understanding with UC Riverside’s Research and Economic Development Office to assist researchers and entrepreneurs in developing and commercializing genomic-related applications in healthcare, agriculture and other areas of social importance. The commercialization of intellectual property from universities is...

EPIC SBDC helps Globe Biomedical win SBIR Phase I Grant

Riverside, CA, February 12, 2019 – Globe Biomedical has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for approximately $225,000, to conduct research and development (R&D) work on a Wearable Blindness Prevention System. The system being developed will provide real-time monitoring of eye pressure, thereby tracking a patient's risk of...

UC Riverside POC awards help faculty commercialize inventions

The Office of Research and Economic Development at UC Riverside has awarded three faculty research projects proof of concept grants to help them move new technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace. This year, the office received 11 applications and selected six for final review. “We look for projects that promise to solve one or...

UCR’s Small Business Development Center gets $25,000 donation

UC Riverside’s Small Business Development Center has received a $25,000 donation from MUFG Union Bank Foundation in support of its programs aiding technology entrepreneurs. The business center, which opened in downtown Riverside in April, is part of the Entrepreneurial Proof of Concept and Innovation Center, or Riverside EPIC, which provides resources for training, mentorship, and...

UCR company wins an award at the VVP CIO/CTO Conference

Milo Sensors (UCSB), Sensorygen (UCR), and Ateios (UCSD) present to 75 Fortune 500 CIOs and CTOs and share $150,000 in Seed funding. 18 University of California companies showcased. November 9, 2018 – Menlo Park, CA – Vertical Venture Partners (“VVP”) announced today the three Seed funding winners from across the University of California’s 10 campus...

New Educational Nonprofit Project TechXploration Starts at ExCITE Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - New educational nonprofit organization Project TechXploration has started up in Riverside, California with assistance from ExCITE Riverside, a business acceleration program supported by the city and county of Riverside and University of California, Riverside. The organization was established to promote careers and diversity in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics to underrepresented...