University of Southern California

How to Get Involved

If you are interested in working with CTC, we offer a number of ways to do that.

You can choose to mentor a Commercialization Team that is developing a new technology and going through the commercialization process. The amount of time you spend is up to you, but we find that these mentor relationships are a win-win for everyone!

Our sponsors support all the efforts of the CTC by providing funding in a variety of areas including commercialization team support; paid internships in high technology companies, venture capital companies, or research labs; seminar series, and tuition support, to name just a few. We welcome ideas from potential sponsors for specific events that will be a win-win for the sponsor and the center.

CTC Advisory Board
The Advisory Board consists of some of the finest examples of high technology companies and technology commercialization support firms in Southern California. Members provide input at a strategic and policy level to the CTC and CTC is available to do research, conduct workshops, or consult on topics of interest to the advisory board member’s company.

To find out more about CTC and learn how you can get involved, please contact Dr. Kathleen Allen by email at or by phone at 213-740-0659.