UCLA Receives $2.2 Million to Support Technology Transfer

Funding will accelerate UCLA’s missions of translating research into societal benefit.

 

UCLA has received a $2.2 million boost in state funding that will help advance its innovation and entrepreneurship efforts.

The financial support comes from a $22 million investment in the University of California from Assembly Bill 2664, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expansion. It has been divided equally among the UC’s 10 campuses.

“This funding will truly accelerate UCLA’s fulfilling of one of its key missions: the translation of fundamental research to benefit society,” said Ann Karagozian, UCLA’s interim vice chancellor for research. “These funds will have a powerful impact on optimizing discoveries and inventions developed through our world-class UCLA research.”

Specifically, UCLA will direct much of its share toward helping turn grant-funded research into market-ready technology by demonstrating that ideas work as proofs of concept.

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UCLA Startup, Neural Analytics lands $3M NIH grant

The NIH’s Small Business Innovation Research program funded the grant.

Neural Analytics landed a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for the diagnostic and monitoring technology it’s developing for traumatic brain injury and stroke, the company reported. The NIH’s Small Business Innovation Research program funded the grant.

Los Angeles-based Neural Analytics, founded in 2013, develops technology to measure and track brain health, particularly traumatic brain injury, acute ischemic stroke, and dementia. The company is working on a portable ultrasound headset for athletes at risk of concussion.

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