Innovation & Business Engagement at UC Santa Cruz

The UC Santa Cruz Innovation & Business Engagement Hub (IBE Hub) is the point of entry for industry partners to connect with discoveries, innovation, resources, and talent. The IBE Hub team facilitates comprehensive relationships and coordinated engagement across campus academic, research, administrative, and business units as well as the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem based on corporate areas of interest and strategic opportunities.

More about the IBE Hub

Find out more information about our partners and constituents, get connected, and explore resources within UCSC's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Industry Engagement
& Enterprise Collaborations

Industry consortia, programmatic and research collaborations, sponsorships; student internships, mentoring, and employment opportunities.

UCSC Industry Consortia, Research Centers, Corporate Sponsored Senior Projects, Arts Professional Pathways, Career Center Internships and Employment Opportunities, UCSC Silicon Valley Professional Certificates and International Partnering

Alumni and Partnership Networks

Local and regional business community engagement, investors, entrepreneurs, business executives.

UCSC Founders Forum, UC Santa Cruz Foundation, Alumni Association, Blackstone Launchpad & Techstars

Entrepreneurship Programs
and Resources

Student entrepreneurship courses and programs, industry-specific entrepreneurship and startup programs, other innovation and entrepreneurship programs and resources.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development, NSF I-Corps Program, Blackstone Launchpad powered by Techstars, CruzX, Digital Scholarship Commons, IDEA Hub, UCSC Startup Academy, Everett Program for Technology and Social Change, Tech4Good Lab, Creative EDG2

Innovation Transfer,
Incubators & Accelerators

IP management and licensing, startups and business development support, campus and local programs.

UCSC Industry Alliances & Technology Commercialization, Startup Sandbox, Santa Cruz Works, Genome Browser, QB3-UCSC, CITRIS-UCSC

Organizations & Events

Connecting students and entrepreneurs for business training, mentorship, customer discovery, networking, investor and funding access.

Santa Cruz Entrepreneurial Empowerment (SCEE) Student Club, UCSC CruzHacks, SlugTank

IBE Hub Campus Partners

The IBE Hub is a joint partnership between Office of Research and University Relations and works closely with University Extension, Academic Divisions, Student Affairs, and other centers and institutes.

We can work with you to explore partnerships and interactions around research collaborations and joint proposals, intellectual property and technologies available for license, university-associated startups and entrepreneurs, student talent recruitment and engagement, philanthropic support and gifts, professional education and business services.

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