UC Riverside Awards $250,000 to Accelerate Innovation

Eurosemillas and UC Riverside’s Office of Technology Partnerships fund faculty projects to accelerate technology commercialization.

The Office of Technology Partnerships (OTP) at UC Riverside has awarded $250,000 in grants and expert business mentorship to seven (7) Proof of Concept (POC) faculty recipients to further the development and commercialization of their technologies.  Funding for these projects was provided by Eurosemillas, S.A., a Spain-based leader in the commercialization of agriculture innovations, through a gift provided to UC Riverside under the Eurosemillas Technology Acceleration Program managed by OTP. 

“Supporting technology commercialization at UCR is part of our strategy to broaden our impact as global leaders in innovation, it is a way for our company to give back. We have been collaborating with the University of California system for 30 years and know they have the processes and the team in place to maximize the opportunities for these projects and their innovators to reach the private sector for the benefit of society,” commented Juan Cano Ruano, Eurosemillas founder and president.