Smart Transportation Innovation (STIP) Global Launch Event, March 2, 2018

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Friday, March 2, 2018
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STIP is a strategic international partnership between UC San Diego, The City of San Diego, the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) and the Ulsan Metropolitan City in Korea, along with industry partners.  For more information about the event, including preliminary agenda and registration go to

The Smart Transportation Innovation Program (STIP) has been started to facilitate research, development and commercialization of technologies to enable smart and green transportation solutions. Research and commercialization topics will include: (a) Novel sensor, lidar, IoT, computing and communication technologies for smart vehicles and smart streets; (b) Multi-modal fusion, machine vision and artificial intelligence for assisted and autonomous driving; (c) Smart manufacturing of autonomous electric vehicles and smart battery systems; (d) Vehicle-Pedestrian-City collaborative services and mobility solutions. The STIP program consists of both research projects and technology/business accelerator programs hosting promising start-ups and entrepreneurial teams, facilitating innovations leading to successful technology translations.

The STIP program consists of R&D partners, such as the Center for Wireless Communications and the Contextual Robotics Institute at UC San Diego, WINLAB at Rutgers University, and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), commercialization partners such as UC San Diego's Institute for the Global Entrepreneur and UNIST's Business Incubator Center and 4th Industrial Innovation Research Center, city partners like the City of San Diego and the Ulsan Metropolitan City in Korea, and global industry partners from automobile, transportation, IoT and telecommunication sectors. 

We are organizing the STIP Global Launch Event on March 2 to formally launch new strategic international partnerships between our City partners, R&D partners, commercialization partners and industry partners. We expect participation by UCSD leadership including UCSD Chancellor, UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Dean, the Mayors of the City of San Diego and Ulsan Metropolitan City, and invited attendees from our academic, city, industry and community partners. The event will consist of multiple talks and panels focused on solving real problems related to the future of smart transportation. The event will include signing of MoU between the mayors of the two cities, and will conclude with a planning session to provide a roadmap for innovation and collaboration between STIP partners, including plans to develop “living laboratories” in the participating university campuses and cities to demonstrate STIP outcomes.