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Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California  (Amp So Cal)

AMP SoCal represents a broad-based consortium of 86 public and private institutions from the education, business, economic development, and workforce sectors spanning Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and Ventura Counties that has come together to transform the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry in Southern California with a focus on advanced manufacturing technologies from additive manufacturing to model-based engineering and design.

AMP SoCal was one of 12 areas of the country to be designated by the federal government as an Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership. – Manufacturing Community.

AMP SoCal Kick Off Webinar Power Point Presentation


LAEDC 2015 Economic Forecast Event – Introducing A Long-Term Look At Our Economy

Learn what to expect for the next 5 years in our economy, as LAEDC

economists present our first-ever long range forecast event.  Gain insight as calendar-year budget deadlines approach.

Join us on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

With speakers presenting on Innovation in Education as part of our focus: Innovation Thrives in Los Angeles County


Dr. Timothy White
Chancellor, California State University System

Dr. Robert A. Kleinhenz
Chief Economist, Kyser Center for Economic Research, LAEDC

Frank MottekAnchor, 1070 KNX Radio Businesshour


REGISTER NOW:  click here

Event Details

  • October 8, 2014
  • 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Networking breakfast with Exhibitors
  • 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Program


L.A. Hotel Downtown
333 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071



LES 2014 Annual Meeting October 5-8, 2014

San Francisco, CA

Marie Talnack Speaking October 7 and 8, 2014 on following topic:

Workshop 6: IUGI – “University-Industry Collaborative Research Awards: Where the ‘Rubber Meets the Road’”

This workshop will present information on using federal, state, and other funding sources to seed and mature research. It will discuss the transition from funding for early-stage research such as the federal SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs to funding for technology maturation and commercialization. A focus will be on helping university faculty and industry understand the challenges and opportunities at each stage of the technology’s development. What are the roles of the different parties and the IP issues when research is jointly developed? This workshop is designed for universities, small businesses, federal agency representatives and large corporations wanting to partner on research projects

Workshop 8: IUGI – “So You Want to Create a New Technology Transfer Office: Where Do You Start?”

While it may appear that anyone and everyone now has a TTO, new offices are still being set up or re-established as the message becomes clear there is IP in every deal. This workshop is designed for non-profit organizations, federal agencies, universities and industry thinking about setting up or re-starting a TTO. Perhaps your employer has been thinking about this for some time but did not know where to start or has used others to provide TTO services. Where do you start building an IP portfolio? How to staff and fund the TTO? How to work with other institutions’ TTO’s? What are the best marketing methods for licensing? Information will be shared on the steps involved, expertise needed, and partnerships required.

Marie Talnack, Ph.D., Director, Technology Transfer Office, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Mark G. Bloom, CLP, RTTP, Director of Corporate Alliances and Technology Transfer, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Deborah Lickness, Manager, IP Market Transactions, John Deere


UI Workshop Article:       Click here


SAVE THE DATE: Connecting the Dots in Unmanned Aerial Systems & Cyber Security Conference  December 12, 2014 Cal Poly Pomona-- For Details Click Here






 UAV Helicopter preflight

Cal Poly Pomona Joins Manufacturing Consortium

Much of modern Southern California can be traced to a mid-century boom in the aerospace and defense industries. Manufacturing plants sprouted across the region practically overnight, replacing an avocado and citrus-driven economy with a tech-based one that supported millions of middle-class jobs  (Link to webpage)


Press Release:

The City of Industry is collaborating with Cal Poly Pomona through the University’s recently established Office of Technology Transfer and Industry Clinic (TTO). The office director is Dr. Marie Talnack, who brings to the position a background in patents and licensing as well as economic development. The collaboration between the City and the University is directed at assisting local businesses to jointly identify solutions to industry problems by offering faculty and student expertise.