The 2020 TAG awards total $150,000 and will fund three projects across a diverse range of fields at three USC schools: Keck School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, and Viterbi School of Engineering.
Each spring the USC Stevens Center for Innovation hosts a special reception to celebrate inventors at USC. Researchers whose technology was licensed for the first time during the previous calendar year and researchers who were named on an issued U.S. Patent are recognized.
The Stevens Center has partnered with leading universities worldwide and created a humanitarian use express license agreement to accelerate the transfer and development of COVID-19 discoveries.
Licensing Associate Radhika Palkar was selected as a 2020 Howard Bremer Scholar by AUTM, a professional association that supports and advances technology transfer at universities, research centers, hospitals, businesses and government organizations.
The inaugural USC Innovation Summit took place March 27, 2019 in Downtown Los Angeles. This new event showcased USC startups and technologies to the venture, business, and university community.
Lucid Circuit is developing microchips for space-based geospatial analytics in small satellites. The company was launched in 2017 by USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Information Sciences Institute researcher Michel Sika, who worked with the USC Stevens Center for Innovation to license a technology that is central to the company’s space applications.
TAG grants help to add value to unlicensed USC-owned technology, thereby increasing the probability of licensing and supporting the commercialization of discoveries created at USC. TAG awards provide funding up to $50,000 for a project duration of no more than one year.
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