Sir Richard Branson is weightless in space on his Virgin Galactic passenger rocket plane.

Billionaires in the great beyond

Scientists weigh in on the first successful civilian trips to space, and the ethics of being a billion-dollar rocket man.

Kirin Suei demonstrating Sophie's BioNutrients

UC announces its 2021 Startup Innovation Challenge winners

Two UC-affiliated companies that focus on climate change solutions have won the 2021 UC Startup Innovation Challenge, while five others take home awards for social impact.

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Meet the 10 disruptive technologies vying to win UC’s Startup Innovation Challenge

Two winners will take home $50K and get access to a global investor network.

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California’s Institutes for Science and Innovation celebrate 20 years of research and discovery

Twenty years on, the four UC-based California Institutes of Science and Innovation are integral to addressing California's most pressing issues with research-driven innovation.

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Apply now for UC’s Startup Innovation Challenge

Winners will take home a $50K cash prize and get to network with industry leaders.

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Is now the time to be your own boss?

Seven alumni on finding purpose and what to know before you become your own boss.

UC Santa Cruz GetVirtual Zoom meeting

UC Santa Cruz–based nonprofit helps small businesses weather the COVID-19 lockdown by going analog to digital

Students partner with businesses to help keep local Santa Cruz standbys alive.

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3 UC startups advance to global competition

A UC Santa Barbara biotech startup focused on creating a drug to stop uncontrolled bleeding has won the 2020 UC Startup Pitch Showcase.

Educational Vision Technologies team members Lyn Scott, Shelly Bae and co-founders Monal Parmar and Jason Bunk hold first-place prize check after winning a pitch competition in June 2019.

Finalists announced for 2020 UC Startup Pitch Showcase

Five UC startups will have the opportunity to pitch their companies to more than 900 business leaders and could win $10 million in funding.

Basilard CEO Brynley Lee and founder Masa Rao

Putting gene therapy in reach

A disruptive new technology could bring cellular engineering and its lifesaving potential to more people.