Irwin Jacobs: Research Universities, Industry and Innovation

8232Irwin Jacobs – hotel magnate?

Had he listened to a high school counselor who said there was no future in science and that he should pursue the hotel business at Cornell, Irwin Jacobs’ career could have taken a whole other track. Fortunately for the world of technology, Jacobs was drawn back to engineering.

In this presentation of the Herb York Memorial Lecture Series, Jacobs recounts stories about life before and after Qualcomm — from his relocation to San Diego from MIT, to the tumultuous student life here at UC San Diego in the ’60’s, to the shift from academic life to the business realm and the development of Linkabit and Qualcomm.

The Co-Founder of Qualcomm provides insight into the role UC San Diego played in enabling him and his colleagues to build one of the largest information technology companies in the world. Dr. Jacobs is the featured speaker in this presentation by the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at the University of California.

Watch Research Universities, Industry and Innovation with Irwin Jacobs — Herb York Memorial Lecture 2014.