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.
New Cos. Tackle Problems in Tech, Hotels, and Real Estate
Startups tackle problems in tech, hotels, and real estate in San Diego County.
Satellite Co. to Get Federal Perspective
Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has named former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to its board of directors.
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.
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.
BIOTECH: Annual Revenue Up $451 Million
Dexcom Inc. expects to crack the $2 billion mark when it is time to report revenue for 2021.
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.
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.
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.
Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Sony Electronics with a 2020 Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Management Award.
LEADERSHIP: Nonprofit Brings Together Entities Facing Common Challenge
The San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence has named Lisa Easterly its president and CEO.
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.
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.
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.
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.