SD TECHNOLOGY

UCSD Produces 760 Startups

EDUCATION: Sees 500 Inventions in 2020

Research, innovation and entrepreneurship remains strong at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), which continues to produce new startups at a high rate.

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Innovation and Startups

New Cos. Tackle Problems in Tech, Hotels, and Real Estate

Startups tackle problems in tech, hotels, and real estate in San Diego County.

From NASA to Viasat’s Boardroom

Satellite Co. to Get Federal Perspective

Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has named former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to its board of directors.

MediKeeper Offers Vaccine Tracking App

TECH: COVID Navigator Helps Cos. Manage Risk

MediKeeper launched a new addition to its COVID Navigator mobile app that helps employers track COVID-19 vaccinations within their workforce as businesses plan their return-to-work strategies.

Incubator EvoNexus Partners with Verizon Communications

STARTUPS: Co-Sponsor to Help Young Companies Develop Business Models Around 5G

San Diego startup incubator EvoNexus has secured Verizon Communications as the co-sponsor of its program for young companies to develop business models around the fifth-generation wireless data standard known as 5G.

Dexcom Sees Growth Ahead

BIOTECH: Annual Revenue Up $451 Million

Dexcom Inc. expects to crack the $2 billion mark when it is time to report revenue for 2021.

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GA to Design Nuclear Powered Rocket

Pentagon’s Advanced Projects Office Awards Contract Worth $22M

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded General Atomics a $22.2 million contract for the initial phase of the DRACO program. The program’s goal is to demonstrate a nuclear thermal propulsion (NPT) system above low Earth orbit in 2025.

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Walashek, Epsilon Maintain Landing Craft

Two Contractors Get Work on LCAC Vessels Based at Camp Pendleton

The U.S. Navy tapped two small businesses from San Diego to provide services for its fleet of LCAC landing craft.

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Executive Q&A: Jack Illes — CEO Smart City Labs, Managing Partner Urban Strategies

LEADERSHIP: Top Urban Strategist Sees New Technology Working to Enhance the Public Realm

Jack Illes, CEO of Smart City Labs, and managing partner of Urban Strategies, helps cities get connected with three different strategies. Each has its own business model.

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Encouraging Sustainability

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Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Sony Electronics with a 2020 Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Management Award.

Cyber Center of Excellence Has New CEO

LEADERSHIP: Nonprofit Brings Together Entities Facing Common Challenge

The San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence has named Lisa Easterly its president and CEO.

Google Doubles Office Space in San Diego

TECH: Co. Will Occupy All 4 Floors of Sorrento Mesa Building

Google has announced ambitious, nationwide growth plans that include an expansion in San Diego.

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Cubic Accepts $3 Billion

TECH: Bidding War Drives Original Price Up

The acquisition of Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) has turned into a bidding war which at the end of March steadily drove up the price of the San Diego electronics company.

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Video Gaming Startup Raises $7.5M in Series A Funding

ENTERTAINMENT: HiDef Plans to Hire Aggressively, Ramp Up Development

HiDef Inc., a video game startup founded by entertainment and gaming industry veterans, has raised $7.5 million in a Series A round of venture capital funding.

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Executive Q&A: Rear Adm. Douglas Small and John Pope, NAVWAR

DEFENSE: Local U.S. Navy Leaders Talk About Defense Contracting and Old Town Redevelopment

A changing landscape occupies Rear Adm. Douglas Small and John Pope.