Curiosity Driven Research

To drive innovation, you must be innovative. The Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego represents an experiment in inventing the university research environment of the future, where ideas are born from curiosity and go beyond theory and into practice.
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QUALCOMM INSTITUTE

INNOVATION SPACE

Proximate opportunities to enable joint research projects between the private and public sector and the campus research community.
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QI SERVICES

STATE-OF-THE-ART LABORATORY SPACE & EQUIPMENT

Anyone from students to start-ups can access QI infrastructure, facilities and tools to engage in rapid design, development and deployment.
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EDUCATION + OUTREACH

EDUCATING THE INNOVATORS OF TOMORROW

Innovation begins not in the research lab, but in the classroom.
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2017-08-17
Curt Schurgers

New ECE Faculty Hire Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Bring Breadboards to Bishkek

Curt Schurgers, director of the QI Prototyping Lab, is celebrating two big accomplishments: An appointment to the faculty of the UC San Diego Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award.

SAT AUG19

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture and Awards
Time: 3:30pm
Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall

MON SEP11

Opportunity for UC San Diego Researchers to Collaborate with Small Business to Win Federal Funding
Time: 8am-4pm
Illumina Theater, The Alexandria, 10996 Torreyana Rd., 92121

WED SEP13

Virtual Reality in the Classroom
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
San Diego Central Library, Shiley Suite, 330 Park Boulevard

THU OCT5

Transforming Healthcare Through Evidence-Driven Digital Medicine (DIGIMED17)
Time: All day
Scripps Translational Science Institute

"Qualcomm Institute represents a new mechanism to address large-scale societal issues by bringing together multidisciplinary teams of the best minds."

- RAMESH RAO, DIRECTOR QUALCOMM INSTITUTE

ENGAGING WITH QUALCOMM INSTITUTE

QI offers state-of-the-art laboratory space and equipment, well-trained staff and an array of technical services to partners both on- and off-campus. Anyone from students to start-ups can access QI infrastructure, facilities and tools to engage in rapid design, development and deployment. To learn more about services at QI, click here.

Research Services

The Qualcomm Institute has invested heavily in technical laboratories and other research facilities and equipment to support faculty and students on interdisciplinary projects. The services listed on this page are made available to both internal and external collaborators, primarily on a recharge basis or as a percentage of personnel and materials costs (%FTE), at either internal or external rates.

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Events at Qualcomm Institute

QI is recognized the world over as a premiere venue for events and performances, both for the academic community and the general public. The Atkinson Hall Auditorium and associated performance spaces are outfitted with some of the most cutting-edge audio-visual equipment available anywhere, and QI's experienced staff is committed to making every event a success. A custom-designed facilities tour is a great way to envision what success might look like for you.

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Tours at QI

Guided tours and research demonstrations are available to collaborators of California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, Qualcomm Institute, at University of California San Diego, on a recharge basis, pending approval. Standard tours and demos last one hour and include 15 minutes of 4K projection in the Auditorium, demonstrations of VROOM and StarCAVE, and guided tours of specialized research labs such as Nano3, Robotics, or the gallery. One hour is sufficient for a group of up to 12 people.

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Audio Visual Support

The AV Support team for Qualcomm Institute / California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), UCSD Division provides Audio-Visual technical support for many of the public facilities within the Atkinson Hall building located on the campus of the University of California, San Diego.

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Creative Services

The team of creative professionals at The Qualcomm Institute can assist you in the production of all your digital media needs. With access to the latest creative tools and top-of-the -line equipment, our videographers, photographers, designers and writers are here to help promote/document your events and performances or showcase your research, facilities and human talent.

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Editorial Services

The Communications Group of the Qualcomm Institute provides professional editorial services on a recharge basis for internal and external users.

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AROUND THE INSTITUTE

Qualcomm Institute represents an experiment in inventing the university research environment of the future to continue to fuel innovation in the global economy. It builds horizontal links among departments to foster multidisciplinary studies by creating research teams located anywhere because of the Internet. It supports involvement by faculty, students, industry, government, and community partners by enabling prototyping in QI "living laboratories," and provides technical professionals as the bridge between academia and industry.