UC Riverside will be part of a consortium of seven research universities that will advance new technologies and incubate emergent companies that can move breakthrough discoveries from the lab to the marketplace, officials announced Aug. 25.
A $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation will establish I-Corps Hub: West Region. It will be led by the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in partnership with UC Riverside, UCLA, Caltech, the University of Colorado Boulder, the Colorado School of Mines, the University of New Mexico and the University of Utah.
For the past six years, those universities have trained more than 925 entrepreneur teams through their participation in the NSF I-Corps program.
“The Innovation Corps Hub designation builds on the innovation and creativity