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Innovation

Introduction


The USC Viterbi School of Engineering promotes, encourages, and nurtures innovation of both its students and faculty. Student innovation is supported through the Viterbi Student Institute for Innovation (VSI2) which will offer educational programs, new venture creation support and networking opportunities to help cultivate the next gen engineering entrepreneur.

Viterbi faculty and their innovations are supported through the USC Stevens Center for Innovation which manages the intellectual property of the university. It is a USC faculty innovator’s first point of contact when interested in commercializing an invention.

See below for a full list of innovation activity related to USC Viterbi.

VSI2 - Viterbi Student Institute for Innovation
Inspires, educates, supports and mentors students

NSF I-Corps – USC Site + Los Angeles Regional Node
Two programs under the National Science Foundation-funded National Innovation Network aimed at encouraging the translation of ideas and research beyond the laboratory to create social and economic impact

Viterbi Startup Garage
A 12 week technology accelerator / incubator program

MEPC - Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition
An annual business plan competition supported by the Maseeh endowment

The USC Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program supports and funds translational projects that focus on applying developed technologies to solve an unmet or under-served clinical need.

The Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering (AMI) was established as a non-profit organization to bridge the gap between biomedical invention and the creation of commercially successful medical products that improve and save lives.

HTE@USC - Health, Technology and Engineering
An interdisciplinary program between USC Viterbi and the USC Keck School of Medicine that augments the training of select doctors and engineers through project-focused collaboration