Food/Ag and Social Enterprise Innovations Make a Big Bang!
Promising startups showcase ventures in UC Davis business competition
Medical device startup Raydiant Oximetry Inc., maker of a fetal pulse oximeter that keeps mothers and babies safe during childbirth, won the $10,000 first prize in the 17th annual UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition on Thursday, May 25.
More than 75 innovative MBA and Ph.D. students from various top-level business programs met with some of the most successful and up-and-coming entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and other hubs of innovation and entrepreneurship on March 10, 2017.
News of a record year for startups based on UC Davis research or ideas spun out of the campus. Five of the 14 new company founders participated in entrepreneurship academies at our UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Institute hosted more than 60 researchers from across the UC system at the University of California Entrepreneurship Academy in September.
Q&A with Professor Andrew Hargadon on building an innovation factory, the surprising truths about how breakthroughs happen, and his new book, Sustainable Innovation.
“Backing an innovation isn’t a single decision. It’s a web of choices and actions to which everyone in the company must commit,” says Professor Andrew Hargadon, in this thought-provoking article. Hargadon is the founder and faculty director of the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Economic Engine: The UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s academies and business development programs played a role in this new national status for the campus, which recognizes universities working to support economic development.