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


BioLabs

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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EVONEXUS

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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JLABS

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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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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Biotechandbeyond

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

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Co-Merge

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

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DeskHub

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

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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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iHive

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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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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MakerPlace

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

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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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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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QB3

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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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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San Diego BioLabs

Contributing premier co-working spaces for life science startups, SanDiego BioLabs is a place to test, develop, and grow game changing ideas.

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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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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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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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