On Nov. 17, 2021, the USC Stevens Center for Innovation hosted its 14th Annual USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase, where USC student entrepreneurs pitched their startup and business ideas to compete for over $30,000 in cash prizes and additional in-kind awards (valued at over $30,000).
Congratulations to the winners of the 14th Annual USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase, our annual University of Southern California student business competition held live on Zoom on November 17, 2021: WaterShield $10,000 USC Stevens Transformational Innovation Award Team Leader: Farbod Amirghasemi, USC Viterbi School of Engineering DYME $10,000 Best Business Concept Award (sponsored by the
Join us via Zoom from 10:00-noon on Wed., Nov. 17 as our 10 student finalist teams fast pitch their ideas to our panel of judges, followed by a Q&A session. Winners will be announced during the final 15 minutes of the event.
We kicked off this year's webinar series with a group of female founders who shared their triumphs and challenges in starting and building their businesses. “Female Founders: Beyond the Glass Ceiling” was co-hosted with USC Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE).
Join us as we continue our From Discovery to Commercialization webinar series this academic year. Like last year, the webinars will feature guest speakers from a variety of fields, including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, intellectual property legal experts, startup founders, and more.
Donaldson Santos has been promoted to the position of Director of Licensing and New Ventures for the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. He joined the Stevens Center in 2017 and has nearly 20 years of experience in academic and industry technology transfer.
This year’s TAG awards total $250,000 and will fund five projects in life sciences and physical sciences across a diverse range of fields at four USC schools: Dornsife, Keck, Pharmacy, and Viterbi.
The Stevens Center recently received a private donation from a USC alumna specifically to support the Technology Advancement Grants (TAG) program. Diane Kneis made the donation in her daughter, Christina Kneis's, name. Christina earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Viterbi.
Each spring the Stevens Center honors USC researchers whose technology was licensed for the first time during the previous calendar year or who were named on an issued U.S. Patent.
Michael Nornberg, J.D., and Melissa Whorton joined the USC Stevens Center for Innovation team in January. Michael is a Licensing Associate and Melissa is the Contracts Manager, Intellectual Property.