Resources for Researchers

USC has a rich set of groups and programs that support, advise, and connect our innovators and entrepreneurs.

Michelson IP provides books, videos, and other first-of-a-kind resources about patents, copyrights, trademarks, and more — all for free.

CONNECT offers events and educational opportunities.

The USC Stevens Technology Advancement Grants (TAG) program supports early stage technologies invented at USC through validation or proof-of-concept development.

The new site Incubate USC is a definitive portal to the USC entrepreneur ecosystem.

Alfred Mann Institute at USC bridges the gap between biomedical invention and the creation of commercially successful medical products that improve and save lives.

Department of Contracts and Grants (DCG) supports USC’s investigators through proposal submission, award negotiation, sub-awards, account set-up, and account close-out.

Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition is an annual business plan competition open to Viterbi students and faculty. This competition intends to bridge the initial seeding deficiency hindering teams from translating ideas into products by offering a $50,000 grand prize.

Ming Hsieh Institute for Research on Engineering-Medicine for Cancer at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering bridges basic science, engineered devices, synthesized molecules and materials, and medicine for the development of novel cancer treatments. The Institute seeks proposals for new nanomedicine research projects that show exceptional promise for translation.

Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides resources that help investigators move discoveries through the research pipeline and into sustainable public health solutions. Use USC Profiles to help you find investigators in specific research areas and discover their network of keywords, co-authors, and similar people.

United States Patent and Trademark Office is the federal agency responsible for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. The website has searchable databases of issued and pending patents and information regarding the patenting and trademarking processes.

USC Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program supports and funds translational projects that focus on applying developed technologies to solve an unmet or underserved clnical need.

USC Courseware Policy contains the university policy on ownership of courseware developed by university faculty and for sharing of licensing revenue for university-owned courseware.

USC Intellectual Property Policy contains the university policy on ownership of intellectual property and sharing licensing proceeds of university-owned intellectual property. USC students and postdoctoral scholars: read the USC Stevens memo regarding USC Intellectual Property here.