Technology Commercialization Initiative

Bringing ideas to market


About Us

The Technology Commercialization Initiative's mission is to support the University of Southern California community in technology entrepreneurship research, education, and practice.


TCI's research component includes participation in the Mobile Innovation Group (MIG), a research consortium dedicated to studying all aspects of the the mobile app ecosystem.


TCI's academic component includes courses at the graduate level that prepare students to create new technology ventures. In conjunction with the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, TCI offers a Certificate in Technology Commercialization, which is a four-course program open to matriculated and non-matriculated individuals in a graduate program or holding a graduate degree. This university certificate is designed to give applicants a specialty in technology commercialization.

For undergrads, there is also a Minor in Technology Commercialization.


TCI's practice component includes communication with and promotion of USC entrepreneurship activities:


Pai-Ling Yin
Associate Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship