Cal-Israel Innovation Expo at University of San Diego to Showcase Latest Technologies

From drone makers to life savers, the Cal-Israel Innovation Expo and Conference, hosted by the University of San Diego Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, will showcase the next generation of Israeli technologies.

The Expo takes place March 8 and 9 and features developments in medical, computer and cyber technologies, along with energy and water conservation, agribusiness and more.

The commerce and education event connects Israeli start-ups and companies with students, faculty, investors, business leaders, strategic partners, and government delegations. Speakers include San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Gary Jacobs, founder of Jacobs Investment Company LLC.

“We are honored to host this premiere event that will showcase emerging technologies to power the future and foster global innovation, cross-cultural education, and professional development worldwide,” said Chell Roberts, Dean of the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering.

The Cal-Israel Innovation and Expo also will offer guests the opportunity to meet the innovators and developers of new products, obtain critical information and guidance from strategic partners and community members in San Diego and Israel, and learn about job opportunities, internships and student exchange programs. The event also features a distinguished panel of speakers including business leaders, local San Diego elected officials and academic faculty.

Attendance is free but registration is required. For more information, go to

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering is ranked #15 by U.S. News & World Report for schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or a master’s. The school was awarded a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation in 2015 to revolutionize engineering education by developing student engineers who are “changemakers” for social justice, economic development, and sustainability on a global scale.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.