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UC creates five new inventions per day

In 2014, UC research led to 86 new startups and 1,769 new inventions — nearly five per day – amid a booming startup culture.

UC Santa Barbara is West Coast hub for photonics institute

Public-private partnership is bid to advance technology and boost manufacturing to create high-tech jobs.

Spinning silk sans spiders

It took a lot of spiders for Berkeley and UCSF alums to create a synthetic silk that's virtually identical to the real deal.
Worker prepares world’s first algae surfboard

Surfing into a greener future

UC San Diego biology and chemistry students produce the world’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard.
Martin Casado

The accidental entrepreneur

Martin Casado goes from Lawrence Livermore Lab researcher to billionaire security software developer.
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UCLA scientists create quick-charging hybrid supercapacitors

Charge storage device created at California NanoSystems Institute is vast improvement over existing models.

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Industry innovation space opens on UC San Diego campus

Qualcomm Institute launches facility where qualified faculty startups, industry partners or national laboratories can lease office or lab space.

The Basement opens for business at UC San Diego

New incubator/accelerator program for student entrepreneurs opens on campus.

Startup promises safe lithium batteries

Venture capital backs company — co-founded by a Berkeley Lab scientist —developing a battery using a nonflammable electrolyte.
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Student entrepreneurs find success with smart earplugs

Engineering trio turn a class project into a budding company.