Regional Resources

Off campus programs and resources to turn your idea into reality

UC San Diego is fortunate to be located in one of the most densely concentrated innovation hubs in the nation. Our office can connect you to some of the best research, innovation, and commercialization programs in the region and we will gladly help you find the best fit for your needs and goals.

Accelerators & Incubators


A startup technology incubator hub for the Southern California startup community with locations in San Diego and Irvine, EvoNexus provides access to mentorship, capital, and physical space in a collaborative working environment under a pro bono model without requiring equity or fees.
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Hera Labs

A unique business accelerator for aspiring entrepreneurial women, the Hera Labs program provides female startups in all industries with a safe place to test ideas and grow their business. The program provides participants with mentoring and resources delivered by accomplished entrepreneurial women in the community, including access to experts with industry labs, tools and investment capital who know how to efficiently launch and achieve sustainability.
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Bioinnovation San Diego

Providing early stage bioinnovators with resources, including capital, connections, and co-working spaces, bionnovation san diego is focused on life science startups.

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Fab Lab

A hub for innovation in San Diego, Fab Lab acts as an educational provider for adults to advance the workforce.

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Powered by CyberTECH, iHive is a shared workspace and incubator program is committed to supporting early stage companies by providing Internet of Things products and services.

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By rapidly de-risking novel science and enriching partner pipelines with best-in-class molecules, i2020 helps accelerate early stage drug discovery platforms towards advanced lead and clinical candidate level within a two-year framework. i2020’s vast scientific and global resource network tailored specifically to the needs of early drug development programs allows it to take on projects in a wide array of therapeutic areas, from immunology to infectious diseases and beyond. By successfully leveraging agile development principles and flexible partnering business models, i2020 plans to co-create 15 diverse drug discovery programs in 2018.

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MindHub (TJ)

Investing in great ideas to create innovatice tech based companies, Tijuana based MindHub offers early stage mentoring, software development, funding and strategic networking.

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Mission Edge

Social Enterprise Accelerator and Impact Lab (SAIL)

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Open Source Maker Labs

Are you an incubator, accelerator or cowering space with clients that need to develop their prototypes? OSML can help with prototyping and testing facility in an area that’s zoned for industrial R &D. Please contact us and find out how we can help


  • Startup Incubator Program – email
  • Fourth Anniversary PartyFri. Nov. 30, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, 
    • Meet some of the most creators makers and innovators!
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  • Holiday Special – Gift Certificates Available 
  • R & D Internship Challenge – for Students & Local Industry 
  • Project ATLAS – the Science Expedition Vehicle (SEV) 
    • Participate in the building of OSML’s portable lab!
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  • New Capabilities Available for Members – Members now have access to SOLIDWORKS, CAD, CAM, PCB


A life sciences innovation and entrepreneurship hub, QB3 supports UC researchers and Bay Area entrepreneurs to launch startups and partner with industry.

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ScaleMatrix Launch Center

The ScaleMatrix Launch Center is a unique Life Science & Technology Accelerator and Coworking Space designed to help early stage businesses develop, grow, and reach their goals sooner.

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SDSU Zip Launchpad

Helping San Diego State students, faculty, and staff, the SDSU Zip Launchpad aims to launch startups from early stage ideas.

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Tactical Launch

An introductory 12-week curriculum designed to help veterans, or soon to be transitioning active duty service members, understand the requirements to be an entrepreneur.

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Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines Investment, based in San Diego, California, is a specialty life-science investment firm that invests in development stage molecules, diagnostics, and therapeutics in areas of high unmet medical need.

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Coworking or Lab Space


Tired of working all alone in your house or jockeying for a spot with an outlet at the coffee shop? Looking for a vibrant community of entrepreneurs to help stoke your creative juices? Enjoy a dedicated desk plus use of private meeting rooms with full a/v capability, access to a private gym, outdoor amenities, and other benefits, while working in a vibrant community of fellow entrepreneurs.

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As the premier collaborative working space for life science startups, BioLabs is a unique place where you can test, develop and grow your game changing ideas. As entrepreneurs and investors themselves, BioLabs has first hand experience with the pain points facing biotech startups. Their goal: to change how scientific entrepreneurs do business by building an ecosystem that empowers bioinnovators to grow quickly while also maximizing capital efficiency.

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Established by Johnson & Johnson, JLABS provides research lab space, including wet labs, shared equipment, shared cell culture labs and operations management services to local start-up companies.

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Ansir Innovation Center

Partnering to create co-working and private office solutions, Ansir Innovation is about supporting startups.

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Offers low cost lab space and shared resources, Biotechandbeyond wants to make it easy to start a science company.

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Whether it is hosting telecommuting, networking, video conferencing, team building, training or sophisticated space, Co-Merge is the place.

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By engaging support through introductions, programs, entertainment, and philanthropy, DeskHub helps to build our business community.

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Lab Fellows

A San Diego co-lab and equipment sharing network, Lab Fellows makes infrastructure accessible to academic, entrepreneur, and industry scientists.

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A San Diego based accelerator that provides workspace for entrepreneur inventors including metal, wood and electronics shop equipment.

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Plug and Play

By providing needed resources, Plug and Play has a track record of accelerating entrepreneurial companies in the San Diego area.

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Pre Fab

Provides a unique meeting space and public showcase with a variety of configurations, including gallery, pop-up merchandising, meeting, seminars, and dining.

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Real Office Center (ROC)

In a collaborative workspace, ROC furnishes the open-source work environment ideal for collaborative endeavors and projects.

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An incubator space in the heart of Silicon Valley, connecting UC-wide innovation with the Valley to create opportunities for investment, commercialization and economic growth.

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Union Cowork

Providing a co-work environment on a 24-hour cycle, Union Cowork is open every day, all day, 365 days a year.

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The Vine

An entrepreneurial ecosystem built for growth, the Vine offers access to workspace, a network of entrepreneurs, and unique resources to help businesses grow.

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WeWork San Diego

WeWork’s coworking spaces in San Diego host the vibrant community of professionals that make it America’s Finest City. Companies of all sizes in industries like management, finance, sales, tech, and more are flourishing here, and WeWork supports their efforts.

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