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.
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.
Optimal IC Technologies purchases license from USC to begin development of products that would improve production yields and revolutionize semiconductor design optimization.