Events: Igniting Technology

2017 Series

06.07.17 5G and the Factories of the Future
While 5G isn’t expected to debut until 2020, an increasing number of companies are investing now to prepare for the new mobile wireless standard. 5G, which stands for fifth generation, will be significantly faster with lower latency, and will integrate networking, computing and storage resources into one programmable and unified infrastructure. This 5G innovation platform will enable emergent technologies, such as the Internet of Things, to become integral parts of our economy and lifestyle. With 5G, factories of the future will have more agile mobile-communication support, enabling greater efficiency and better energy productivity.The next-generation network will give advanced manufacturers the agility to move quickly to meet customer needs and stay ahead of the competition. Learn more


11.16.17 TechPortal Talks: Benefiting from the Pre-incubator Experience
According to conventional wisdom, nine out of 10 startups fail. The problem? It’s not true. The U.S. Small Business Administration says 66 percent of startups make it to two years and roughly half of new businesses survive five years of operation. But often, very early-stage startups are not ready to jump head first into the commercial marketplace. That’s why CALIT2 opened TechPortal, a pre-incubator to house and assist young startups still in the process of formulating business plans, developing prototypes, establishing an entrepreneurial team, soliciting investments and preparing for market readiness. TechPortal has been home to 16 startups, many of which have gained strong footholds in their respective markets. Others are currently navigating the pre-incubation channels, and some simply didn’t succeed. Learn More