MISSION: Empower USC Innovators to make impact with their ideas.
Can your idea change the world?
At the USC Stevens Center for Innovation, we believe it can. But for a new idea to make broad impact, it must transition beyond concept into real world implementation and originate from the desire to address untapped real world opportunities. Doing so takes a unique combination of creativity and pragmatism, which we believe can be honed and developed for a lifetime of innovation.
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. The USC Stevens Center was specifically launched to develop a new model for innovation at a major research university.
The USC Stevens Center is a university commitment and a strategic priority for USC. We collaborate with partners on and off campus to achieve our mission.
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.
Innovation is absolutely strategic to USC, since "meeting societal needs” is one of the three pillars in USC’s strategic plan.