The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is a university-wide resource for innovators, designed to harness and advance the creative thinking and breakthrough research at USC for societal impact. The Stevens Center's mission is to maximize the translation of USC research into products for public benefit through licenses, collaborations, and the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering (AMI-USC) was established at the University of Southern California in 1998. Its mission is to help bridge the gap between biomedical innovation and the creation of commercially successful medical products to improve and save lives.
The Annenberg Innovation Lab (AnnLab) is a curious, creative and committed Think & Do Tank helping media and technology to work for humans -- not against us. Its collaborative practice is imaginative, rigorous and impact-oriented, and revolves around diverse scholars and practitioners working together to address complex problems and opportunities at the dynamic intersections of media, technology, culture and society.
The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) is a pediatric medical device accelerator centered at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and USC. CTIP promotes the commercialization and clinical use of pediatric medical device technology.
The USC Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program supports and funds interdisciplinary, translational projects that focus on applying developed technologies to solve an unmet or underserved clinical need. Project proposals at all stages of development from concept to implementation are invited for assessment, although the program does not fund discovery research (the creation of new knowledge. Participant teams include faculty members from the Viterbi School of Engineering and clinical faculty from the Keck School of Medicine.
The Entertainment Technology Center (ETC@USC) is a think tank and research center within the USC School of Cinematic Arts that helps drive collaborative projects that engage member companies and next generation consumers to understand the impact of emerging technology on all aspects of the media and entertainment industry, especially technology development and implementation, the creative process, business models, and future trends.
The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine combines interdisciplinary research with the prevention and treatment of cancer. It draws collaborators from across conventional health and wellness fields, as well as from a broad range of other disciplines such as physics, biology, math and engineering to study cancer and potential ways to prevent, detect and treat the disease.
The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at USC Marshall School of Business is among the nation's leaders in entrepreneurship education and research. Its faculty -- a diverse mix of academics and entrepreneur practitioners -- together offer undergraduate and graduate programs designed to help students acquire the tools, develop the skills, and cultivate the mindset central to organizing, launching, and managing successful new ventures.
The mHealth Collaboratory at USC Dornsife College of Letter, Arts and Sciences brings together researchers and partners from across USC and beyond to lead advances in research, well-being and health care through mobile strategies.
The Ming Hsieh Institute for Research on Engineering-Medicine for Cancer brings together faculty from USC's renowned programs in engineering, medicne, the sciences, and pharmacy to together generate novel thinking, speed discovery and create new pathways by which research can be translated into real improvements in human health. While the institute’s initial emphasis is on developing new treatments and cures for cancer, it ultimately seeks to fuel new approaches to any human health challenge.
The USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of our Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in research and development of advanced information processing, computer and communications technologies. The Institute attracts over $100 million annually for basic and applied research from federal agencies and the private sector, with work ranging from theoretical basic research, such as core engineering and computer science discovery, to applied research and development, such as design and modeling of innovative prototypes and devices.
The USC Marshall Center for Global Innovation is the leading center in the world for research on global innovation. The Center creates and disseminates cutting edge research on how innovation helps firms compete, grow, and succeed in today's global environment.
The USC MESH Academy at the Keck School of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine empowers the convergence of research disciplines to address the challenges in human health and disease. MESH was formed to create a connective tissue across disciplines to combine USC’s strengths to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking discoveries and their translation into revolutionary therapies.
The USC Institute for Creative Technologies is a DoD-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center at the forefront of advancing immersive techniques and technologies to solve problems facing service members, students and society. ICT brings film and game industry leaders in the artificial intelligence, graphics, virtual reality, and narrative community together to study and develop immersive media for military training, health therapies, education and more.