Industry &
Corporate Partners

Your point of entry for connecting, convening, and building partnerships

Whether you are looking to pursue cutting-edge research, engage top-tier talent, access transformative innovations, or make an impact through corporate giving, the Innovation & Business Engagement Hub team will serve as your guide to the exciting array of opportunities at UC Santa Cruz. Our responsive and motivated team will help make strategic connections aligned with your business needs, manage streamlined processes to advance mutually beneficial opportunities, and act as your liaison in building a lasting relationship with our university.

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Collaborate with our faculty, centers, and institutes, and labs on research, access our specialized research facilities and recharge services, participate in our industry consortia, and work with student teams on directed projects.

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Recruit our students and alumni, coordinate internship and fellowship opportunities, engage our expert faculty and technical staff as advisors, and participate in professional development programs.

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License our intellectual property, pursue joint funding for technology development, partner with our associated startups, and engage in our innovation and entrepreneurship programs.

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Partner with us on a gift to support research impact and student success, provide in-kind support through donations and volunteer efforts, sponsor programs and events, and coordinate corporate matching gift programs.

Strategic Areas of Research and Innovation

UC Santa Cruz research covers a wide range of disciplines with several notable and impactful achievements. Below are three key strategic areas of research and innovation with a track record of corporate interest and engagement.

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Biomedical and Biotech with areas of excellence such as genomics, RNA biology, biomolecular engineering, and infectious disease.

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Climate Resilience and Planetary Health with strengths that cut across segments such as marine science, nature-based solutions, energy, and agroecology.

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Advanced and Computational Systems with distinctions such as cyber physical systems, human computer interaction, materials science, and natural language processing.


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Last modified: Apr 30, 2024