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ZBoard: a USC Startup Story – How USC Stevens Legal Office Hours Helped the Skateboard Company Move Forward

ZBoard: a USC Startup Story How USC Stevens Legal Office Hours Helped the Skateboard Company Move Forward By Peijean Tsai, USC Stevens Center for Innovation When Ben Forman and Geoff Larson were USC students, they wanted a better way to… Read more

USC to Lead IARPA Quantum Computing Project

USC will lead a consortium of universities and private companies to build quantum computers that are at least 10,000 times faster than the best state-of-the-art classical computers. Quantum computing expert and professor Daniel Lidar, director of the USC Center for… Read more

USC Viterbi Professors Receive $4.2M DARPA Grant to Solve Dispersed Computing

Congratulations to USC professors Salman Avestimehr, Murali Annavaram, and Bhaskar Krishnamachari in the USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, who were recently awarded a $4.2 million contract from DARPA to solve dispersed computing. DARPA’s Dispersed Computing program seeks innovation… Read more

Alliance for Southern California Innovation Launches to Further Develop Southern California Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Unprecedented collaboration of leading universities, research institutes, and business leaders to unlock the region’s full potential as a start-up hub Southern California, June 22, 2017 –  Serial tech entrepreneur and former California Insurance Commissioner, Steve Poizner, working with a group… Read more

USC Stevens Announces Recipients of Technology Advancement Grants

USC Stevens Center for Innovation is pleased to announce the recipients of the Technology Advancement Grant (TAG) Program for 2017. Launched by USC Stevens Center for Innovation in 2016, the TAG Program supports early stage technologies invented at USC through… Read more

RASRx Receives Orphan Drug Designation from FDA

RASRx announced June 15, 2017 that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) for its compound RASRx1902 for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  RASRx1902 is an oral therapy that has shown… Read more

USC Viterbi Faculty Awarded Multiple MURI Grants

Congratulations to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering research teams led by Drs. Milind Tambe, Ben Reichardt and Priya Vashishta, who have been awarded multiple Department of Defense grants to support their work in cybersecurity, advance quantum computing and improving… Read more

SeqOnce Biosciences Launches new ProntoSeq! Rapid DNA Library Preparation Kits

SeqOnce Biosciences, Inc. recently announced the launch of its new ProntoSeq!™ DNA Library preparation kits for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) sample preparation. The new ProntoSeq!™ kits are based upon the company’s proprietary kit chemistry which is the fastest product on… Read more

Tocagen Announces Closing of IPO and Exercise of the Underwriters’ Option

USC Stevens Center for Innovation is pleased to share the news of our licensee, Tocagen Inc. (Nasdaq: TOCA), a clinical-stage, cancer-selective gene therapy company, which on April 13th, 2017 announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 8,500,000 shares… Read more

Launch of the USC Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors

  The USC Stevens Center for Innovation recently hosted the launch of the University of Southern California (USC) Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) on May 3, 2017. The NAI is a national non-profit organization, which includes around… Read more

USC Stevens Center for Innovation Presents 1st Annual Commercialization Awards

The USC Stevens Center for Innovation presented its 1st Annual USC Stevens Center for Innovation Commercialization Awards. The awards recognize the commercialization success of technologies developed by inventors across USC who worked with the USC Stevens Center for Innovation to execute… Read more

USC Stevens Center for Innovation hosts international meeting on intellectual property related to Big Data

Thank you to those who attended the event. For photos from the event, see the USC Stevens Facebook album. For the meeting agenda and speakers, click here.  ——- The USC Stevens Center for Innovation will host the 3rd Annual Licensing… Read more

USC Keck Faculty Researcher Awarded $6.9 Million in NIH Funding

Congratulations to Dr. Zea Borok, professor of medicine, chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and director of the Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, who has earned a… Read more