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February 2018

Top stories

  • Startup Receives FDA Clearance for Polymer to Aid Bone Regrowth
  • Collaboration Between Science Exchange and UC Davis Venture Catalyst
  • Announcing 2017-18 STAIR and DIAL Grants
  • 2018 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards Accepting Nominations
  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange: Platform Translational Science
  • Sacramento Kings CAPITALIZE Accepting Applications
  • HaneyBiz: If You Build It, They Will Come – with Dushyant Pathak
  • Seeds of Innovation
  • SmartFarm: Creating the Farm and Farmworkers of the Future
  • Earth BioGenome Project to Sequence All Life
  • California Energy Alliance Code Change Proposal Accepted
  • How Colleges Can ‘De-Risk’ Innovation

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January 2018

Top stories

  • Inventopia Incubator to Host an Open House to Showcase its Alpha Site
  • UC Davis Licenses Technology for Miniaturized System That Can Detect Chemicals With High Specificity and Sensitivity
  • Fresh Citrus at Risk From Devastating Disease
  • Laura Marcu Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
  • Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May Announce Joint Working Group to Shape Expanded University Presence in Sacramento Region
  • Biotechnology Program at UC Davis Has Been Connecting Students with Industry for 20 Years
  • New Grant Funds Study of Immune Cell Activity in Stem Cell Transplantation
  • UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute: New Name, Enhanced Focus

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December 2017

Top stories

  • New Program Connects University-Affiliated Startups with Research and Development Resources Available Through Campus Labs and Facilities
  • AB 2664 Innovation Funds Show Early Signs of Impact at UC Davis
  • Microscope That Uses Ultraviolet Instead of Visible Light Emerging as Powerful Diagnostic Tool
  • Certus Critical Care wins UCSF Pediatric Device Accelerator Award
  • Urban Hive Starts Buzzing in New Digs at The Cannery
  • Limits to Launch
  • Gene Discovery May Halt Worldwide Wheat Epidemic
  • UC Davis Researchers Test Drug that May Reverse Symptoms of Autism
  • $1.7 Million for Climate-Resilient Agricultural Research
  • UC Davis Establishes Alliance of Excellence in Biophotonics with German Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies
  • Genome of Wheat Ancestor Sequenced
  • UC Davis Beta Lab Studies ‘Maker Movement’ in Youth
  • Seed Central Tech Showcase

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November 2017

Top stories

  • UC Davis Recognized as Innovation of the Year Honoree in Annual Awards
  • Digital Medicines You’ll Want to Take!
  • Grape Rootstocks Resistant to Nematodes Released for Commercialization in Europe
  • ‘Daylight Harvesting’ Technology Licensed to PLC Multipoint
  • UC Davis Sponsored Research Funding Increases to $783 Million
  • Crowdsourced Game Aims to Find Solutions to Aflatoxin
  • Mitigating Climate Change with Mud? UC Davis Team Chosen as Part of Resilient by Design’s Bay Area Challenge
  • Helping Water Utilities Reduce California’s Energy Use and Emissions
  • Moonshot Grant Advances Immune Therapy for Dogs – and One Day for People With Cancer
  • Wells Fargo Commits $500,000 Over Four Years to UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center
  • Bidding opens on California Million Lamp Challenge for LED Retrofits
  • Taking the World’s Best Veterinary Care to the Next Level
  • UC Launches New Campaign for Alumni Entrepreneurs and Innovators

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October 2017

Top stories

  • New UC Davis Startups Tackle Complex Problems
  • HM.CLAUSE and UC Davis Venture Catalyst Extend Commitment to Support Early-Stage Startups
  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst Partners with Inventopia on a New Business Incubator in Davis
  • Amazon Web Services Now Part of UC Davis Venture Catalyst VentureNet Program
  • UC Davis to be Honored and University-Affiliated Startups to be Recognized at the 2017 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards on November 7
  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange: How to Grow A Startup – The Foolproof Formula for Finding Product-Market Fit
  • UC Davis Maintains Top-10 Ranking in Annual College Poll
  • UC Davis Receives $8 Million to Expand Access to Stem Cell Clinical Trials
  • $3.3 Million Grant Funds Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer
  • UC Davis Biomaker Space: A Unique Model in Biotechnology Education

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September 2017

Top stories

  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst Partners with The Urban Hive and I/O Labs to Build a More Robust Regional Innovation Network
  • Brave New Medicine: How an Enzyme Created with Synthetic DNA May Enable the First Treatment for Celiac Disease
  • Stem Cell Treatment for Children With Spina Bifida Helps Dogs First
  • High-Frequency Chip Brings Researchers Closer to Next Generation Technology
  • $4.5 Million Grant Funds New Disease-Resistant Strawberries
  • CDC Supports UC Researchers in Fighting Vector-Borne Diseases
  • Tracking Down the Jumping Genes of Maize
  • UC Davis Launches Microbiome Initiative to Leverage Expertise across Campus
  • Eat Fat, Live Longer? Mouse Study Shows a Ketogenic Diet Increases Longevity, Strength
  • Sautter IT Awards: ‘Putting Youth on the Map’ Wins Gold
  • Elsevier, Inc. and UC Davis Partner on Data Science Initiatives
  • UC Davis Betters Top-10 Ranking for ‘Public Good’

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August 2017

Top stories

  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst Expands Program to Accelerate Technology Commercialization with STAIR-Plus Grants
  • Chancellor Gary S. May Takes Office
  • Boot Camp for Startups: Hacker Lab Sheds Light on New Business Ideas with Startup Hustle
  • Medical Imaging Technology Could Light the Way to Better Wine
  • Neural Stem Cells Steered by Electric Fields in Rat Brain
  • Apps for Ag Hackathon Winner Uses Artificial Intelligence to Diagnose Plant Problems
  • Wilbur Curtis Co. Supports UC Davis Coffee Center
  • UC Davis Launches Microbiome Initiative to Leverage Expertise Across Campus
  • $3M Program to Integrate Science and Policymaking in Ocean Research
  • The University of California System Honored for Environmental, Economic Leadership

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July 2017

Top stories

  • High-Visibility Representation for UC Davis at Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) International Convention
  • Nine Grants, Totaling $328,000, Awarded to Help Campus Innovators Advance Research and Technology Towards Commercialization
  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange: Insights on Financing for Early Stage Startups
  • These UC Davis Students Are Using Science To Change Food Waste Forever
  • 2017 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards
  • Artificial Cartilage Under Tension as Strong as Natural
  • Neurodegenerative Disease Mechanism and Potential Drug Identified: Offers Hope for Patients with Friedreich’s Ataxia and Related Diseases
  • Mice Provide Insight Into Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Mouse Genome Studies Underscore Value of Gene-Modified Mice in Medical Research
  • Sacramento Mayor Visits UC Davis Chancellor-Designate Gary May and Georgia Tech’s Technology Square
  • Wine’s Newest Bouquet has Hints of Berries — and Data

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June 2017

Top stories

  • Pianist, Wheat Geneticist Recipients of 2017 Innovator of the Year Award
  • Poet, Software Pioneer Receive UC Davis Innovation Awards
  • Knowledge Exchange: Virtual Drug Discovery – Doing Good Science with Cost Efficiency
  • Food, Ag and Social Enterprise Innovations Make a Big Bang!
  • Hacker Lab Developing Network to Help Maker Spaces Share Resources
  • 2017 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards
  • California National Primate Research Center Successfully Demonstrates Gene Editing in Nonhuman Primates
  • Hitting Cancer with High-Intensity Ultrasound and Immunotherapy
  • Will Future Cars Be Driverless, Electric, and Shared? UC Davis Leading in Research and Policy Engagement Around the Three Transportation Revolutions
  • Cell Biologist Jodi Nunnari Elected to National Academy of Sciences
  • 7 Challenges for Achieving Global Food Security
  • UC Davis to Have Visible Presence at the 2017 BIO International Convention in San Diego

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May 2017

Top stories

  • UC Davis Signs Agreement to License Novel CT Scanning Technology
  • Startup Uses Friendly Chat Bot Named Wazlo to Connect Workers with Employers
  • UC Davis DryCard Invention Wins Competition to Reduce Food Loss in Africa
  • FourthWave’s Fabulous First Cohort Launches with Community Dinner & Celebration
  • Sweet Victory: UC Davis Wins Big-Money Strawberry Fight
  • Grant to Model Human Memory and Learning for Machines
  • HDL Composition May Help Predict Health Risks and Design Therapeutics
  • Pigeon Study Takes on Sexism in Science
  • UC Davis Associate Vice Chancellor of Research Dushyant Pathak to Lead Panel on Technologies for a Sustainable Future at 2017 BIO International Convention

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April 2017

Top stories

  • Nominations Still Open for 2017 UC Davis Chancellor’s Innovation Awards
  • Hacker Lab Wins SlingShot Grant and Seeks Maker and Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Tiny Black Holes Enable a New Type of Photodetector for High-Speed Data
  • UC Davis Startup Career Fair
  • UC Davis Associate Vice Chancellor of Research Dushyant Pathak to Lead Panel on Technologies for a Sustainable Future at 2017 BIO International Convention
  • UCD’s New GSM Dean: A Conversation with Rao Unnava
  • Developing New Collaborations and Technologies: NSF Funds University-Industry Biophotonic Sensors Research
  • Breeding Crops Today for an Uncertain Tomorrow
  • Boosting a Baby’s Health During the ‘Golden Window’
  • Light the Way You Were Meant to See It
  • Central Valley Needs Crop of University Graduates
  • UC Davis Tops World Rankings in Veterinary Science
  • UC Davis Tops World Rankings in Agricultural Economics and Policy

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March 2017

Top stories

  • UC Davis Spinouts and Affiliated Companies Featured Prominently in Capitalize Contest
  • Regents Confirm Gary May as Chancellor
  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange: The Series A Preferred Stock Financing – Practical Tips and Strategies for Success
  • Venture Catalyst and Center for Biophotonic Sensors and Systems Event: NSF Programs for Innovation and Commercialization
  • Ultrasound: Can Chirp Usurp UI?
  • The Robotic Stomach
  • UC Davis, Larta launch Ag Innovation Showcase
  • Two Elected to National Academy of Engineering
  • The Chemical Engineer Who’ll School You on Coffee
  • Technology Hits The Fields
  • Silicon Valley Thought Leaders Buoy ‘I am a UC Entrepreneur’ Campaign

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February 2017

Top stories

  • UC Davis Licenses Novel Compound that Helps Stem Cells Regenerate Bone to Treat Bone Diseases
  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst Kicks Off STAIR and DIAL (New in 2017) Grant Programs
  • UCD’s Hack Davis Returns
  • Third Annual Make-A-Thon Looks Blindness in the Eye
  • UC Davis Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange: Just Do It – The Number One Cause of Startup Failure is Failing to Start
  • Agtech Startups Seek Venture Capital Investment, Advice at UC Davis Event
  • KeckCAVES Virtual Reality Software Now for Gaming Headsets
  • Drug Developed in UC Davis Lab Holds Promise for Prevention of Alzheimer’s
  • The Most Viral UC Research of 2016
  • UC Davis Food Science Speed Networking and NCIFT Student Recognition Banquet
  • Are You a UC Entrepreneur?

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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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