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January 2017

Top stories

  • $2.2 Million in State Funds to Enhance Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • From Lab to Launch: UC Davis Churns out Startups by Giving its Researchers a Chance to Mix with — and Think Like — Entrepreneurs
  • UC Davis Companies Present at Seed Central Event
  • Two UC Davis-Affiliated Startups Win in Big Bang! Poster Competition
  • Takeda and PvP Biologics Announce Development Agreement around Novel Therapeutic for Celiac Disease
  • Top Grade Health Care Selects UC Davis for Location of R&D Center
  • New $9.7 Million Grant Funds Search for Wheat-Yield Genes
  • UC Davis Receives $14 Million Federal Grant for Sustainable Transportation Research
  • UC Davis MIND Institute Part of National Study on Video Game-Like Therapy for ADHD
  • Simon Cherry Named to National Academy of Inventors
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Owners Give $2 Million to UC Davis Brewing Program
  • UC Davis Launches Advanced Degree Program in Data Analytics
  • CLSI’s FAST Life Science Accelerator Announces Statewide Expansion
  • National Recognition for Plant Breeder Van Deynze
  • Scientists Test Solutions for Energy-Efficient Grow Houses

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December 2016

Top stories

  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst Expands DRIVE Network
  • 2015-16 Technology Management & Corporate Relations Report
  • Impact Global Venture Summit Highlights Sacramento Region Startups
  • Calling all UC Entrepreneurs: The University of California Wants to Shine a Light on Your Story
  • Hacker Lab Looking to Grow in Sacramento, Rocklin
  • New Innovator in Food and Agriculture
  • New UC Davis Business Dean Looks to Strengthen Ties with Sacramento
  • UC Davis Opens ‘Big Bang’ Business Competition to the Public
  • Realignment Announced for UC Davis World Food Center and Affiliated Programs

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November 2016

Top stories

  • UC Davis Affiliated Startups Win in Four of Six Categories at Sacramento Region Innovation Awards
  • UC Davis Receives $760 Million in Sponsored Research Funding
  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange: Tips for NIH Funding, IND Submissions, and Advancing Therapeutic Development Timelines
  • First in World for Plant and Animal Sciences
  • I/O Labs, Hacker Lab Among Recommended Winners for City Innovation Grants
  • University Research Park Deal Improves Davis’s Business Reputation, Locals Say
  • UC Davis and BASF Announce Collaboration on Development of New Microencapsulation Technology
  • UC Davis Center Receives $10 Million to Continue Improving Ag Health and Safety
  • New Animal Diagnostic Lab Dedicated in California’s Ag Heartland
  • Genomics Breakthrough Paves Way for Climate-Tolerant Wine Grape Varieties

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October 2016

Top stories

  • Seven UC Davis Companies are Finalists for Sacramento Region Innovation Awards
  • Pathlog Joins the UC Davis Venture Catalyst DRIVE Incubator Network
  • New Collaboration between UC Davis Venture Catalyst and the ASUCD Entrepreneurship Fund
  • Two UC Davis Venture Catalyst START Participants Join the IndieBio Accelerator
  • Carbahal & Company and ESIS Partner with UC Davis Venture Catalyst
  • State Invests $22 Million in UC Entrepreneurship, Innovation to Drive California Economy
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Center Grant Renewed
  • Sierra Energy Expands Investment in Community Resources for Entrepreneurs
  • California Virologist Uses Lessons Learned From HIV To Develop Zika Drug
  • Big Bang! Business Competition Kick-Off
  • Essential Mouse Genes Could Guide Human Precision Medicine

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September 2016

Top stories

  • 14 New Startups Launched in 2015-16: New Companies Tackle Range of Scientific, Medical, and Societal Problems
  • Silicon Valley Bank Partners with UC Davis Venture Catalyst
  • Osage University Partners’ Lou Berneman to speak at UC Davis Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange
  • AstRoNA and MiraculeX Joined the UC Davis Venture Catalyst DRIVETM Incubator Network
  • UC Davis Helps Study Fork-to- Farm Fertilizer
  • Peet’s Coffee Pledges $250,000 to Advance Coffee Research
  • Now in its 15th year, CITRIS Has Become a Forerunner of Information Technology Research and Entrepreneurship in the Interest of Society
  • Small Entrepreneurial Ag Firms Jump-Started by AgStart
  • New Velux Skylight Demonstrated at CLTC
  • Washington Monthly Puts UC Davis in Top 10 for Public Service
  • Nation’s First State-Funded Firearm Violence Research Center to be Established at UC Davis

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August 2016

Top stories

  • From Ideas to Innovation with STAIR Grants
  • First Northern Bank Partners with UC Davis Venture Catalyst
  • Osage University Partners’ Lou Berneman to speak at UC Davis Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange
  • Young Tech Entrepreneurs Take Bite Out of Hunger
  • Sautter IT Awards for Pair of UC Davis Projects
  • Apps for Ag Hackathon Winners Announced
  • Research Matters at UC Davis
  • Bizarre Bacteria Causing Major Cattle Disease Genetically Characterized by UC Davis Researchers

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July 2016

Top stories

  • UC Davis is First UC Campus to Gain APLU Designation as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University
  • 2016 UC Davis Chancellor’s Innovation Awards
  • Nominations Being Accepted for 2016 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards
  • UC Davis Research Investments in Science & Engineering (RISE) Program Report Released
  • “Digital Neurotherapeutic” Being Developed by Professor at the UC Davis MIND Institute
  • New Grant Further Solidifies UC Davis’ Leadership Role in Translational Biomedical Research
  • The Northern California Megaregion: Innovative, Connected, and Growing Report Released
  • UC Children’s Hospitals Rank Among Nation’s Best

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June 2016

Top stories

  • Strong presence for UC Davis at Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) International Convention
  • Renowned Artist and Professor Emeritus receives UC Davis Chancellor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation
  • Sacramento Region Innovation Awards 2016
  • Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy
  • Biomedical innovations take top prizes in Big Bang! competition
  • Economic Development Series: The University and the future of economic development in Davis
  • Economic Development Series: UCD vows to continue aggressive efforts to drive expansion and diversification of region’s economy
  • Davis Roots’ new director to focus on outreach, efficiency, collaboration
  • Cancer drug tested at UC Davis offers new hope for patients
  • Area 52 to launch local startups
  • 30 Under 30: The University of California Global Food Initiative Awards

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May 2016

Top stories

  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst welcomes Enzigen to its incubator
  • 6 Ways UC Davis is supporting and promoting the commercialization of agtech startups
  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst to hold Knowledge Exchange on keys to a successful pitch
  • UC Davis teams receive prestigious CITRIS awards for innovation in human health
  • UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center earns new quality certification
  • Teaching math with computer programming can help narrow achievement gap
  • Industry upbeat about new UC Davis strawberry breeding research

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April 2016

Top stories

  • UC Davis Introduces Chancellor’s Innovation Awards
  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst partners with TechAccel to expand STAIR Grant program for campus entrepreneurs
  • Stoel Rives LLP partners with UC Davis Venture Catalyst
  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst launches the Knowledge Exchange
  • How Alzheimer’s caregivers use enhanced music to recover lost memories
  • 3-D printing opens up new dimension for UC Davis surgeons
  • Two UC Davis efforts get state regenerative-medicine grants
  • Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors Inducted at United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Seventeen labs designated as campus research core facilities at UC Davis

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March 2016

Top stories

  • Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR™) Grant: 2015-16
  • UC Davis Partners with Sacramento Business Incubator Hacker Lab
  • Awards Foster Collaboration Between UC Davis, São Paulo Research Foundation
  • UC Davis and Area 52 Establish a New Business Incubator in Davis
  • Downey Brand Partners with UC Davis Venture Catalyst
  • Chemical Discovered at UC Davis May Be New Tool for Depression Therapy
  • Novel UC Davis Technology Has the Potential to Revolutionize the Multibillion Dollar Strawberry Industry
  • Best Newcomer Award at the World AgTech Investor Summit

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February 2016

Top stories

  • Spring SBIR Grant Workshop Kicks Off on February 22
  • ARIZ Precision Medicine Joined the UC Davis Venture Catalyst DRIVE™ Network
  • Cat Stem Cell Therapy Gives Humans Hope
  • Two UC Davis Venture Catalyst START™ Participants Join the IndieBio Accelerator
  • 13 UC Davis Discoveries That Changed Our World

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January 2016

Top stories

  • Spring SBIR Grant Workshop Registration is Now Open
  • Anpac Bio-Medical Science Pledges $50,000 to UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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December 2015

Top stories

  • Venture Catalyst Introduces a New Market Research Service
  • Venture Catalyst to Host a Spring Federal Grant Workshop Series
  • Velocity Venture Capital Entrepreneurs Showcase Demo Day panel included Associate Vice Chancellor Dushyant Pathak
  • New Fabric Opens Air Vents with Workout Sweat
  • National Academy of Inventors and UC Davis Announce NAI Fellows
  • UC Investments Will Anchor Fund Led by Vivek Ranadivé to Invest in UC Innovation

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November 2015

Top stories

  • 2014-15 Technology Management & Corporate Relations Report
  • UC Davis Helps Startup Raise $9M in Investment
  • Associate Vice Chancellor Dushyant Pathak Begins Volunteer Leadership at the Association of Public & Land Grant Universities
  • Venture Catalyst Hosts Federal Grant Workshop

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