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METRANS Transportation Center

METRANS' mission is to solve transportation problems of large metropolitan regions through interdisciplinary research, education and outreach.

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Artificial Retina Receives FDA Approval

USC researchers have developed a retinal prosthetic system that could provide vision to millions of blind persons. The receiver sends signals to the retina that travel through the optic nerve to the brain, where they can be interpreted as a visual picture.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Memo

Services available that support innovation and entrepreneurship in the university: USC Stevens Center for Innovation is our technology transfer office, Incubate USC is USC’s portal to all university innovation and entrepreneurship programs, the DTLA Business Improvement District has launched an “Innovate LA” initiative to develop an innovation strategy to attract technology industries and startups into the downtown district. Full MEMO

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