Research, and the discoveries derived from it, drives the knowledge economy. USC is ideal partner for entrepreneurs who want to use innovative new technologies to create business opportunities. It provides direct access to an innovation ecosystem teeming with talent, creativity, and initiative.
USC also is part of an economic network comprising local, state, and national organizations and partners that offer a range of programs specifically designed to encourage entrepreneurship and provide resources that stimulate economic growth through new venture creation. In addition to offering intellectual property protection services for USC, TCO supports entrepreneurial-minded faculty members and students who wish to pursue commercialization of their discoveries under their own leadership.
Resource-Driven and Market-Focused
TCO is part of USC’s Office of Economic Engagement, which allows us to take a business-focused approach to technology commercialization, including providing SBIR/STTR resources, access to low cost office and lab space, and connections to incubator and accelerator resources for startups and small businesses. We understand that transitioning from innovator to entrepreneur can be challenging. Our team will connect you to the support you will need to turn USC inventions into sustainable spinout companies that drive economic development in the region and beyond.