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The 2023 recipients of the Chancellor's Innovation Impact Awards.


Chancellor’s innovation awards honor excellence in research, creativity

UC Santa Cruz announced the recipients of the 2023 Chancellor’s Innovation Impact awards, recognizing the outstanding research and creativity taking place across the university. The awards included Innovator of the Year, Lifetime Achievement in Innovation, and Community Changemaker. 

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UC Santa Cruz researchers receive grants for early-stage technology innovations and climate action solutions

Eight UC Santa Cruz research teams focusing on some of the most pressing issues of our time, such as cancer detection, data encryption, and climate change, received more than $350,000 in awards as part of this year’s Innovation Catalyst Grant program.

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New program advises UCSC Ph.D. students on their path to entrepreneurship and venture capital

A new program at UC Santa Cruz aims to change that by mentoring Ph.D. students in the life sciences on alternative career pathways outside academia: entrepreneurship and venture capital.   

Chancellor Cynthia Larive, Vice Chancellor for Research John MacMillan, and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Business Engagement Ryan Sharp highlighted the campus's innovation and entrepenurship intitaitves.


Campus leaders showcase innovation, entrepreneurship efforts to special Regents committee

UCSC’s research impact has been on a strong upward trajectory, with a roughly 63 percent increase in extramural funding over the past five years

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Three climate resilience projects supported by 2023 CITRIS Interdisciplinary Innovation Program

This year’s CITRIS Interdisciplinary Innovation Program (I2P) will fund research on behavior change stimulation through a serious game to enhance climate resilience policy and action, community power enhancement through campus microgrids and battery storage, and robotic sensor use for ecological assessment. 

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Last modified: Apr 18, 2024