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Panel tackles startup funding

By   /  Wednesday, November 16th, 2011  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Panel tackles startup funding

There’s less venture capital to start technology businesses, and most of it is being crammed into existing firms rather than raw startups. But for new entrepreneurs who have a viable product in a large market with the team that can make it happen, there are as many opportunities as ever to get started and get Read More →

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Talk toughens in Melchiori, subcontractor dispute

By   /  Friday, November 11th, 2011  /  Real Estate, Top Stories  /  3 Comments

Melchiori Construction Co., the Santa Barbara-based general contractor known for taking on high-profile projects, faces more than 20 non-payment claims from subcontractors and suppliers on a $6.5  million construction project at UC Santa Barbara. The payment disputes mark the third Melchiori public project in which subcontractors alleged they were not paid. Thirty-eight claims were made on Read More →

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Rebooting South Coast tech, byte by byte

By   /  Friday, November 4th, 2011  /  Columns, Technology  /  Comments Off on Rebooting South Coast tech, byte by byte

Business and civic leaders across the region have started to recognize the South Coast’s bevy of software, hardware and ecommerce firms for the economic gems that they are.

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Shaking up science: UCSB team derives formula for oil and water

By   /  Friday, October 28th, 2011  /  Features, Technology  /  Comments Off on Shaking up science: UCSB team derives formula for oil and water

A team at UC Santa Barbara has derived a formula to describe why oil and water don’t mix.

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UCSB lab gets $15M from Dow Chemical Co.

By   /  Monday, October 10th, 2011  /  Latest news, Technology  /  1 Comment

UC Santa Barbara’s Materials Research Laboratory has received up to $15 million from Dow Chemical Co. to establish a new institute to study materials that can further technological discovery. The recent five-year gift comes just weeks after the research lab received $20 million from the National Science Foundation to fund its studies through at least Read More →

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UCSB Materials Research Lab gets $20M

By   /  Friday, September 23rd, 2011  /  Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on UCSB Materials Research Lab gets $20M

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UCSB snags $20M grant

By   /  Monday, September 12th, 2011  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on UCSB snags $20M grant

UC Santa Barbara’s materials researchers have received a $20 million grant to carry on their studies until at least 2017. The money came from the National Science Foundation. UCSB houses one of the foundation’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers and has received support since 1992. “Competition for these flagship centers is fierce,” Craig Hawker, Read More →

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