USC Innovation Summit

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The second annual USC Innovation Summit is scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2020 at the USC City Center in Los Angeles. Details coming soon.


Read more about the 2019 inaugural USC Innovation Summit below.

The USC Innovation Summit is a new event at the University of Southern California that highlights USC research and innovations to the venture and investment community. Hosted by the USC Stevens Center for Innovation, the one-day summit focuses on university-owned intellectual property, giving investors exclusive access to USC technologies and discoveries with market potential.

Luke Timmerman

Luke Timmerman, biotech journalist, author, entrepreneur, and founder of the Timmerman Report, will deliver an exciting keynote address: “Climbing Mt. Everest: Reflections on Leadership and Teamwork” based on his May 2018 Mount Everest climb.

The event will include panels on “Corporate Perspectives on Sourcing Early-Stage Innovation” and “License or Startup: Selecting the Best Path to Commercialize Your Innovation.” Panelists are representatives from AbbVie, Pfizer, Northrop Grumman, Osage University Partners, S-Cubed Capital, and Salem Partners.

There will also be a pitch competition featuring USC startups as well as e-posters and presentations of exciting USC technologies. Complete information is available on the full agenda.

The USC Innovation Summit opens at 8:30 a.m. with registration and breakfast, and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. The day will conclude with a cocktail reception beginning at 4:00 p.m.

When: Weds., March 27, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: USC City Center, 1150 S. Olive St., Los Angeles | 30th floor
Who: Investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, potential licensees, and anyone interested in USC intellectual property.