The USC Stevens Center for Innovation offers a wide range of programs and funding opportunities. The key ones are outlined here.
Technology Advancement Grants (TAG)
Provide support for early-stage technologies invented at USC through validation or proof-of-concept development. Funding of up to $50,000 per project.
Student Innovator Showcase
Over $30,000 awarded annually to USC student inventions and startups.
National Academy of Inventors
USC is home to 18 NAI Fellows. USC launched an NAI chapter in 2017 to honor USC inventors.
Technology Commercialization Awards
Annual USC Stevens awards to recognize licensing successes.
Webinar series for faculty, students, and entrepreneurs co-hosted with USC NAI Chapter.
Legal Office Hours
Free legal counseling to all USC innovators (faculty, students, staff, alumni).
A competitive paid internship for USC students who wish to gain experience in technology assessment, market research, and new venture planning.
Requests for Proposals
Coordination of external competitive funding opportunities.
Startup Investment Program
A targeted investment program that accepts applications on a rolling basis.