Qualcomm Institute Innovation Space (QIIS)
FOSTERING INNOVATION IN ATKINSON HALL
In recognition of the growing importance of industry connections and startups for commercializing technologies developed or conceived in institute labs, QI launched the Qualcomm Institute Innovation Space (QIIS), a new type of incubator, in 2015. QIIS has dedicated space on the second floor of Atkinson Hall, where private companies, national labs or other incubators can lease space for personnel to work near their UC San Diego research collaborators. QIIS tenants are given access to institute labs and facilities (at external rates), and QIIS has already attracted multiple startups involving faculty, staff, alumni or students from UC San Diego. In addition to Comhear, which has already moved out to larger premises in San Diego, current tenants of QIIS include Planet 3 (co-founded by QI research scientist Albert Lin), Foundation for Learning Equality, Sinopia Biosciences, VirBELA, Mint Muse, Clinical Addiction Recovery Institute, Technosylva, RAM Photonics, Acrovirt, and Isommune.
For more about QIIS, its current tenants and how to apply for space in the facility, click here.
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