Donaldson Santos has been promoted to the position of Director of Licensing and New Ventures for the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. He joined the Stevens Center in 2017 and has nearly 20 years of experience in academic and industry technology transfer.
This year’s TAG awards total $250,000 and will fund five projects in life sciences and physical sciences across a diverse range of fields at four USC schools: Dornsife, Keck, Pharmacy, and Viterbi.
The Stevens Center recently received a private donation from a USC alumna specifically to support the Technology Advancement Grants (TAG) program. Diane Kneis made the donation in her daughter, Christina Kneis's, name. Christina earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Viterbi.
Each spring the Stevens Center honors USC researchers whose technology was licensed for the first time during the previous calendar year or who were named on an issued U.S. Patent.
Michael Nornberg, J.D., and Melissa Whorton joined the USC Stevens Center for Innovation team in January. Michael is a Licensing Associate and Melissa is the Contracts Manager, Intellectual Property.
USC has joined a coalition of 15 leading research universities that aims to boost the transfer of researchers’ patented technologies and inventions to companies.
Ho Sung Kim, asst. professor of neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, received a TAG award for his project to make diagnosing sleep apnea easier using a portable in-home device.
Microscape and Optimal IC Technologies, two startups with roots at the University of Southern California, have been selected to present at the First Look SoCal Showcase on Sept. 15-16, 2020.
Optimal IC Technologies purchases license from USC to begin development of products that would improve production yields and revolutionize semiconductor design optimization.