Innovation Entrepreneurship and Business Engagement at UC Santa Cruz

The Innovation and Business Engagement Hub (The HUB) serves as the connecting place for the campus innovation ecosystem and a consistent point of entry for potential industry partners and supporters.

More about The 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, Hacking4Oceans, 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, 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, SV Link, 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

Hub Campus Partners

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

The HUB is a partnership between

Office of Research

John MacMillan

Interim Vice Chancellor

University Relations

Mark Delos Reyes Davis

Vice Chancellor

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