About Us

MISSION: To maximize the translation of USC research into products for public benefit through licensing, collaborations, and the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Innovation can come from the arts and social sciences as well as engineering or medicine. It can take the shape of new products or services; new ventures, ranging from venture-backed startups to non-profits; as well as new organizational models. Innovation can be any groundbreaking approach or advancement that changes the way we live, work, and play.

The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is a university-wide resource for USC innovators in the office of the Provost. Designed to harness and advance the creative thinking and breakthrough research at USC for societal impact beyond traditional academic means, we focus on the licensing of technologies, expanding industry collaborations, and supporting start-ups.

Innovation is absolutely strategic to USC – “scholarship with consequence” is one of the three pillars in USC’s Strategic Plan.