USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase

Maxine Lau and teammate Qiyuan You

Annual Competition Featuring USC Student Innovations and Startups

This flagship event offers thousands of dollars in USC-sponsored prizes to winning teams and ideas. The innovations may be anything with the potential for impact, from clean energy to a medical device to a technological solution for a social problem.

Student team talking to Showcase attendee

Catch Up With Past Winners and Learn About Their Showcase Experience

Each year student teams pitch an extraordinary range of inventions, startups and prototypes to faculty and leaders from the local venture, entrepreneur, and business community. The winners all have interesting stories to tell.

Things to Know About the Stevens Center

Do you offer internships at the USC Stevens Center for Innovation?

We offer internships to USC students who wish to gain experience in technology assessment, market research, and new venture planning. Innovation Interns receive training and mentorship to work in several areas, including intellectual property management, technology commercialization, and corporate collaborations and strategic alliances. Visit Careers for more information.

Who is eligible to participate in the USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase?

We encourage all USC students to apply for our annual business competition. All current USC undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students are eligible to apply and projects can be of any academic discipline. You may have project team members who are not current students of USC, but your team leader must be actively enrolled as a USC student for the entire semester during which the competition occurs and have an active USC student ID number.

Who can I contact to learn more about the USC Stevens Center for Innovation?

We’re always open to speaking to students who are curious about the work we do at the Stevens Center. Contact us at and let’s find a time to talk.

Upcoming Events of Interest to Students

Throughout the academic year we host events and webinars on a wide range of topics that may be of interest to students. These events feature guest speakers from a variety of fields.

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