USC Stevens Center News

USC Stevens Center Announces its First Cohort of Licensing Interns

The USC Stevens Center has revamped the innovation internship program and is thrilled to announce the first cohort of licensing interns!  Seven exceptional PhD candidates with expertise in life sciences and physical sciences and a passion for technology commercialization will work closely with the Executive Director, Dr. Erin Overstreet, and the seasoned licensing team to

2024-07-09T08:21:49-07:00June 25th, 2024|

Techstars Startup Weekend: A Student’s Perspective

In early April, I got a chance to not only photograph and document the USC Techstars Startup Weekend but be an active (and winning) participant in it. Joining a team of strangers, coming up with an idea, getting our idea torn apart by mentors, and finally pitching our final product to judges all in the

2024-07-08T14:33:35-07:00May 1st, 2024|

Innovating for a Sustainable Future at USC

With Earth Month coming to a close, it’s important to reflect on the role our planet plays in our daily lives and think of ways we can be more sustainable inhabitants. Earth Day has now been celebrated globally for more than 50 years, and it acts as a time for us to come together and

2024-04-26T15:18:33-07:00April 26th, 2024|

USC Collaborates with Pre-seed Investor Techstars to Kick-start IP

USC will spark new startups and innovation under a new collaboration with Techstars, a leading pre-seed investor. The collaboration is also promising for the local economy as ideas generated at USC are converted into products and businesses that will enhance the university’s economic footprint at “Silicon Beach.” The budding tech corridor spans Los Angeles County

2024-02-29T08:45:53-08:00February 28th, 2024|

11 USC Researchers Named National Academy of Inventors Senior Members

Congratulations to the 11 USC researchers named senior members of the National Academy of Inventors, a nonprofit member organization that encourages inventors in higher education! Election as an NAI senior member recognizes remarkable innovation producing technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society. The honor also represents growing success

2024-02-29T08:05:03-08:00February 27th, 2024|

USC Ranked 49th in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities by the National Academy of Inventors

The University of Southern California and USC Research & Innovation continue to have global impact! USC was ranked 49th in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents list by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The report highlights the role patents and IP play in academic research and innovation.  Released annually by the NAI, the Top

2024-02-21T11:02:19-08:00February 19th, 2024|

USC Launches School of Advanced Computing

President Carol Folt launched the university’s first new school in more than a decade: the USC School of Advanced Computing, a cornerstone of her Frontiers of Computing initiative. The school seeks to educate all students, regardless of their major, and USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Gaurav Sukhatme was appointed as the school’s inaugural director. Read

2024-02-03T06:56:36-08:00February 2nd, 2024|

USC research spending surpasses $1 billion for the first time, federal report shows

A recent $4 million federal grant supports a center at the Keck School of Medicine of USC where researchers aim to improve health protections for children against air pollution. With a $4.5 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a USC Information Sciences Institute researcher could set new benchmarks for measuring progress in

2024-01-17T12:10:32-08:00January 16th, 2024|

Office of Research and Innovation names new executive director for USC Stevens Center

Dr. Erin Overstreet has been named the Executive Director of the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. With more than 16 years of experience in academic technology transfer, licensing, industry partnerships, and research administration, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the office, manages the university’s extensive IP portfolio, facilitates collaboration between university researchers and industry partners,

2024-01-16T12:25:07-08:00January 8th, 2024|

L-Nutra Closes $47 Million in First Stage of Growth Investment Round

Congratulations to Dr. Valter Longo, Director of the Longevity Institute at USC and his venture, L-Nutra Inc., a premier nutri-technology company leading longevity science nutrition programs, on the closure of a $47M Series D funding. The round was led by a personal investment from Stephane Bancel, CEO at Moderna Inc., alongside Brentwood Associates, a Los Angeles based middle

2023-12-06T08:54:49-08:00December 2nd, 2023|