Networking

We partner with accelerator and incubator programs on the UC San Diego campus to nurture the development of new ideas and companies.

Volunteer Opportunities

UC San Diego offers experienced faculty, technology leaders, and Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to assist you in startup creation.

Formal Appointments

We partner with accelerator and incubator programs on the UC San Diego campus to nurture the development of new ideas and companies.

Corporate and Community Partnerships

UC San Diego offers experienced faculty, technology leaders, and Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to assist you in startup creation.

Gifts

We partner with accelerator and incubator programs on the UC San Diego campus to nurture the development of new ideas and companies.

Startups: Talent Match

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Are you a startup looking for talent to help you succeed? UC San Diego’s Office of Innovation and Commercialization Talent Match Program can help. This program is open to all startups, regardless of whether they are affiliated with UC San Diego or not.

Networking

Community

Looking for an easy way to follow innovation on campus? Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Visits

Do you represent a company looking to engage campus resources or a campus department looking to support faculty entrepreneurship? To plan an informational meeting related to:

Mailing List

Stay up-to-date on the campus and regional events by subscribing to our weekly newsletter.

Events

From major conferences (Ignite, Research Expo) to monthly series (Design @ Large, entrepreneurship seminars) to accelerator demo days (Triton Entrepreneur Night), events are a great way to meet our team and dive into the campus ecosystem. Visit our online calendar to see what’s happening this week.

Volunteer Opportunities

Mentorship, Office Hours and Judging

Whether you’d like to judge a competition or advise campus teams, your expertise makes a difference. Time commitments range from 2-hour, ad hoc engagements to standing monthly relationships. We’re delighted to connect you with the following areas of interest:


Education and Programs

OIC and our partners on campus invite speakers for a variety of programs, ranging from introductory entrepreneurship certificates to more specialized topics. To discuss current programming, contact Lynsey Fitzpatrick.


Student Innovation Council and Ambassadors

OIC welcomes current students and recent alumni from all disciplines to provide feedback and help us shape innovation priorities. For more information, contact Briana Weisinger.


Commercialization Assessment Panel

We want to hear your feedback on the commercial feasibility of our invention pipeline. We welcome experienced professionals in R&D, marketing, business or operations to meet with inventors and provide input. To learn more, contact Lubo Isakovic.


Internships

We offer rolling opportunities for graduate students or postdocs to spend 6-12 months in our office, supporting our operations. For details, contact Parth Majmudar. Note: For specific campus postings, visit the REAL portal.


Event Volunteers

As a service-oriented university, UC San Diego invites support for a number of signature campus events, including Ignite, our annual campuswide innovation conference. For upcoming events looking for help, contact Gwen Sands or visit the Volunteer50 calendar.

Formal Appointments

Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

This program partners experienced entrepreneurs with campus inventors to form research-based startups. EIRs commit to one day a week and receive an honorarium. To learn more, contact Lynsey Fitzpatrick.

Staff Positions

When available, both short-term and career positions are announced through the university’s job bulletin. Explore current opportunities

Corporate and Community Partnerships

Technology Licensing

UC San Diego has 1,000+ technologies available for licensing, including therapeutics, diagnostics, software, and cleantech. Search current technologies, sign up for alerts, or attend our monthly “first look” seminars.


Office hours

Would members of your team like to explore pro bono support for the campus

community? Contact Ruben Flores or Briana Weisinger


Industry Engagement Programs

Both the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography offer multi-faceted Corporate Affiliate Programs.


Talent Recruitment

Internships and permanent positions can be posted via Port Triton (all fields and experience levels) and the Rady School of Management’s HireRady Resume Book (MBA students). For information on on-campus interviews and job fair recruitment, contact Richard Rathburn.


Space and Facilities

Startups, national labs, and others seeking collaboration can lease space in the Qualcomm Institute Innovation Space. In addition, campus hosts more than 95 core labs, many open to industry.


Sponsorship

Signature opportunities include Triton Entrepreneur Night: Startup Demo and Pitch Night and the Ignite Innovator & Entrepreneur Conference. Every year, generous sponsors help bring together the community and support student and regional innovation. For more information about Ignite, contact the conference team. For Triton Entrepreneur Night, contact Gloria Negrete.

 

Gifts

The Basement Accelerator: Student Innovation

This program partners experienced entrepreneurs with campus inventors to form research-based startups. EIRs commit to one day a week and receive an honorarium. To learn more, contact Lynsey Fitzpatrick.

The Campaign for UC San Diego

When available, both short-term and career positions are announced through the university’s job bulletin. Explore current opportunities

We appreciate your interest in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation at UC San Diego. We offer a variety of opportunities to help you plug in while making the best use of your time and expertise. For general inquiries on working with our office, please contact innovation@ucsd.edu.