Content Tagged with: Office of Research and Economic Development

UCR economic development leader honored by Hispanic small business coalition

Hispanic Coalition of Small Businesses to honor UC Riverside’s Rosibel Ochoa this fall for her work that benefits small businesses owned by diverse people.

By David Danelski |

UCR getting ready to launch a new kind of research center

UC Riverside aims to offer researchers a chance to collaborate and pursue ambitious projects with centralized funding and administrative support through the first Campus Interdisciplinary Research Center. Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Watkins and Rodolfo Torres, vice chancellor for Research and Economic Development, announced the...

By Imran Ghori |

Pitch competition features Inland startup proposals

Inland Southern California startups competed for grants and mentorship at the SoCal OASIS Pitch Finals, hosted by UC Riverside’s Office of Technology Partnerships on Dec. 6. More than 180 people attended and six startups competed for $100,000 in grants and expert mentorship from the UCR EPIC Small Business Development Center (EPIC SBDC) for product...

By UCR News |

DOE to the People brings research funding and job opportunities to campus

UC Riverside and the U.S. Department of Energy will host the inaugural “ DOE to the People” on Nov. 7, where researchers and students can meet with government and industry representatives on campus to learn about research funding and job and internship opportunities. The day-long event will feature leaders from the Department of Energy, or DOE, and...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR startup company wins prestigious NIH grant

Small Business Innovation Research grant from National Cancer Institute will accelerate development of pancreatic cancer-fighting drug

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Rosibel Ochoa named female entrepreneurial leader of the year

Rosibel Ochoa, UCR’s associate vice chancellor for technology partnerships, has been named Female Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year by the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities.

By David Danelski |

UCR works to attract international investment

The Gov. Newsom administration selected members of UCR’s Research and Economic Development team to join a California delegation that met with international entrepreneurs, investors, companies, and industry experts at a four-day investment summit in Maryland earlier this month. It was the first time the governor’s Office of Business and Economic...

By David Danelski |

UCR receives $1.5 million to support carbon capture technology research

UC Riverside and climate start-up Pluton Biosciences have partnered to advance the development of technology that increases a plant’s capability to capture CO2 and sequester it in the soil. Commercialization of the technology has the potential to create more sustainable agricultural practices and increase crop yields as an additional outcome of...

By Imran Ghori |

OASIS program awarded $1 million UC grant for climate action projects

UC Riverside has received a $1 million grant as part of a University of California effort funding innovation and entrepreneurship in support of California’s climate action goals. The awards, announced March 1, are part of a $185 million partnership between UC and the state of California to tackle the climate crisis, from developing new methods for...

By UCR News |

Group names Vice Chancellor Torres educator of the year

Rodolfo Torres, UC Riverside vice chancellor for Research and Economic Development, has been named Educator of the Year by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership. The group praised Torres “for his leadership and partnership with the employer community focused on the creation of research and technology deployment to support a more sustainable supply...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR joins IRIS as consortium’s first minority-serving institution

UC Riverside recently became a member of the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science or IRIS, a consortium of America’s leading higher educational institutions focused on using administrative data to demonstrate the public value of research and higher education. With more than $300 million in grants and contracts — a number that has nearly...

By University Communications |

UC Riverside enters collaboration with GALT to advance microbiome research

Five research projects will use the company’s high-throughput microbial isolation and cultivation system

By Holly Ober |

UC Riverside student-led startup vies for $25,000 in national pitch competition

Saru Recycling will compete in LaunchPad’s annual competition at Startup Grind’s Global Conference

By Holly Ober |

UC Riverside Life Sciences Incubator goes live

Drug delivery and genomic sequencing startups are the first tenants

By Holly Ober |

New vice chancellor discusses his passion for research

Rodolfo Torres studied to be a mathematician, but he’s long been curious about different disciplines, finding ways to explore mathematical theories in other areas such as biology and engineering. “At some point, you think, `There are so many different things to research,’” said Torres, who took over as UC Riverside’s vice chancellor of Research and...

By Imran Ghori |

Blackstone LaunchPad lands at UC Riverside

A series of campus programs for undergraduates including workshops, networking events, and one-on-one mentoring will start this fall

By Holly Ober |

New lab is California’s best defense against deadly citrus disease

California citrus growers and UC Riverside joined forces to combat Huanglongbing

By Holly Ober |

UC Riverside Startup Receives National Science Foundation Grant

BEAM-CA, LLC has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant for $149,000 to conduct research and development work on a novel type of sensitive, robust magnetometer that operates at room temperature

By Holly Ober |