USC Stevens Center News

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|

USC is at the forefront of Alzheimer’s Research

November is Alzheimer Awareness Month and USC is taking on one of the toughest diseases. Alzheimer’s begins 20 years or more before memory loss and is a growing epidemic. Every 65 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer and there’s approximately 500,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Today, more than 6 million Americans are living with

2023-11-20T11:40:54-08:00November 17th, 2023|

USC Stevens Center Speakers at AUTM Meeting

At the last Association for University Technology Managers (AUTM) Western Region Meeting, Interim Associate Vice President of Research Strategy and Innovation, Steven Moldin, and Senior Technology Licensing Manager, Bonnie Phan Wolf, spoke on two panels. Steve’s talk was titled “Core R&D Facilities, IP, and Startups: How Universities Use Research Infrastructure Commons to Drive Startups,

2023-11-09T07:44:13-08:00October 24th, 2023|

Research Recap: September

From research focusing on how AI can improve officer interactions with the public to research of sedentary time correlating with higher risks of dementia, innovation was constant in the month of September.

2023-09-29T13:02:43-07:00September 29th, 2023|