The Power of

Engaging at the intersection
of innovation and impact

The Innovation & Business Engagement Hub is your bridge to the vast resources, diverse talent, and bold innovations at UC Santa Cruz.

The Hub is a partnership between the UC Santa Cruz Office of Research and University Advancement division.

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Industry & Corporate Partners

We facilitate access to faculty expertise, cutting-edge discoveries, and diverse talent to build long-lasting relationships that address your most pressing business needs.

We can help you navigate comprehensive relationships and engagement across campus academic, research, administrative, and business units.

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Faculty & Researchers

We are your one-stop shop for streamlined resources, specialized knowledge, and beneficial connections to enhance strategic and multifaceted collaborations with corporate partners.

We can help you build and manage relationships with industry to expand your research, advance innovations, engage your students, and drive impact.

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Entrepreneurs & Innovators

We provide the connections, tools, resources, and expertise necessary for you to develop exciting innovations, build an entrepreneurial mindset, and pursue new startup ventures.

We can help you access a wide range of beneficial innovation and entrepreneurship programs, activities, initiatives, and partnerships.


in extramural funding with a 12% increase over the previous year

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institutions in the nation who are: an Hispanic Serving Institution, an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, and a member of the Association of American Universities


active patents under management with a record 26 issued U.S. patents in fiscal year 2023

News and Events

The 2023 recipients of the Chancellor's Innovation Impact Awards.


Chancellor’s innovation awards honor excellence in research, creativity

UC Santa Cruz announced the recipients of the 2023 Chancellor’s Innovation Impact awards, recognizing the outstanding research and creativity taking place across the university. The awards included Innovator of the Year, Lifetime Achievement in Innovation, and Community Changemaker. 

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UC Santa Cruz researchers receive grants for early-stage technology innovations and climate action solutions

Eight UC Santa Cruz research teams focusing on some of the most pressing issues of our time, such as cancer detection, data encryption, and climate change, received more than $350,000 in awards as part of this year’s Innovation Catalyst Grant program.

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New program advises Ph.D. students on entrepreneurship and venture capital

Many student-led innovations never make it out of the lab. A new program at UC Santa Cruz aims to change that by mentoring Ph.D. students in the life sciences on alternative career pathways outside academia: entrepreneurship and venture capital.

Learn how we can help you inspire transformative change

Last modified: Apr 30, 2024