This article reports on the launch of a new institute devoted to education, research and outreach in innovation and entrepreneurship at UC Davis. The Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was made possible through a $5 million commitment from alumni Mike and Renee Child, both 1976 UC Davis graduates.
Many colleges and universities have taken steps to provide students with more environmentally friendly classrooms and have even started offering bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in topics like sustainability. In this article, U.S.News and the HECAC recognize the GSM for our efforts and recent LEED platinum certification form the U.S. Green Building Council.
This article reports on the new interdisciplinary institute devoted to education, research and outreach in innovation and entrepreneurship at UC Davis, with the help of a $5 million commitment from alumni Mike and Renee Child. The institute will strengthen the coordination of entrepreneurship and innovation activities across UC Davis’ colleges, schools, centers and organized research units, becoming the university’s unifying structure for these pursuits.
Scientists and engineers have traditionally made great entrepreneurs. However, translating new technology into a viable business plan is a skill that must be honed and adapted over time. This article reports on UC Davis Big Bang! business plan competition winner Inserogen and describes how they are building and modifying their business plan on the road to using tobacco plants to manufacture more cost-effective and rapidly produced vaccines.
UC Davis has landed a $5 million commitment with which to create a new institute for innovation and entrepreneurship. The commitment from UC Davis alums Mike Child and Renee Child will transform the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship into a larger institute that can do much more, and which will have stable funding for years to come. “UC Davis is home to an amazing array of expertise across disciplines,” Hargadon said in the release. “This institute will help our faculty and students translate their knowledge and skills into ventures that improve society and add value to the economy.”
Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. Hall, home of the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis, has earned a “platinum” certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the first business school building in California awarded the highest green building ranking. Nationwide, only two other business school buildings have won a platinum ranking.