January 8-10, 2014

NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Annual Meeting

The Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. It is the National Science Foundations’ first centers program, and has over 30 years of documented outcomes increasing the innovation capacity of the United States. As appropriate, an I/UCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context. These centers serve a diverse set of industry sectors and currently attract over 1000 memberships from industries, large and small, to support their cooperative research portfolios.

I/UCRC for Semantic Computing 2014 NSF Presentation

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August 16, 2013

Industry / University Cooperative Research Center for Semantic Computing (I/UCRCSC)

The NSF (National Science Foundation) just approved an industry-university Semantic Computing (SC) and Web 3.0 research center involving UC-Irvine, UC-Los Angeles, and UC-San Diego on developing semantic technologies that may facilitate the transition of the Internet into Web 3.0 and develop new business models to stimulate, strengthen, and grow the economy. UCSD Center for Research in Entertainment and Learning is concentrating this effort in the areas of SC in entertainment and education technologies (SCiE2).

An important outcome of the collaborative project is creating a semantic demand and creativity network that connects academic know-how with customers' existing needs and emerging ideas. The Value Proposition for your business includes (but is not restricted to):

  • Exceptional Talent: A team of university experts providing "Talent" and "Tools" that fits your projects
  • New Business Generation: University is the ideal playground and sand-box to explore innovative ideas with minimal costs, mitigating the risk and leveraging on exceptional creativity
  • Retain Cutting Edge Solutions: Maintain the pace of technology innovation through involvement in the Consortium's projects, people, tools and conferences
  • Revenue Sharing: The Consortium is designed to be owned by its sponsors and university participants. Keeping low overheads and maintaining joint rights to intellectual property creates a unique benefit to assure that our revenues are returned to the stakeholders accordingly.

We would like to formally extend an invitation for you to join us in this exciting and groundbreaking opportunity. Looking forward to hearing from you, and to your future participation in the SCiE2.

February 21, 2013

Three UCs (UCLA, UCSD and UCI) are coming together to form a Semantic Computing Consortium!

The NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Semantic Computing (I/UCRCSC) is being planned, and a proposal to NSF will be submitted in March, 2013.

As part of an effort to support this initiative, Professor Shlomo Dubnov from UCSD, and Professor Phillip Sheu from UCI will be speaking at our San Diego Semantic Web meetup:

In this talk, Dubnov and Sheu talk about how semantic computing technologies may contribute to a problem solving network. Specific examples from different application areas such as entertainment and healthcare will be addressed.