University of Southern California

Research

Value of USC Research Relationships

USC will work with sponsors to create flexible relationships that meet their needs. These relationships range from modest investigator driven projects to multi-million dollar research partnerships.

USC offers:

• Intellectual Property terms that make it possible for sponsors to commercialize the research they support.

• Development of fundamental research into working prototypes, through organizations like the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and the Alfred Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering.

• Clinical testing of therapeutics and medical devices through USC’s Keck Medical Center and the LA County/USC General Hospital.

• Integrated programs for workforce development through USC Now, our extensive distance education facilities and course offerings.

Career center partner program that connects employers to outstanding students.

• Access to exceptional undergraduate and graduate students who are actively engaged in USC’s research.
With 20,000 students, USC has the largest graduate school in the western United States.

• USC is a member of the university industry demonstration partnership (UIDP) and believes in its recommended contract accords to expedite contracting with industry.

University Industry Demonstration Partnership Guide for Researchers

Industry Sponsored Research Centers at USC Include

Alfred Mann Institute
Annenberg Innovation Lab
Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems Center
Center for Body Computing
Center for Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies (CiSoft)
Entertainment Technology Center
Institute for Communication Technology Management
Norman Lear Center