USC OORI Awards Four Projects Under New USC-IISc Collaborative Research Program

USC has developed a research collaboration and partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), a public research university founded in 1909 by Jamsetji Tata, the founder of the Tata Group, for higher education and research in science, engineering, design, and management in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, Karnataka. IISc has become India’s premier…

USC OORI Awards Four Faculty-led Projects under GenAI Program

The University of Southern California (USC) Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) has announced four new awardees named under the Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) Research Program. USC has made recent advances across the university to enhance research efforts in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and Generative AI (GenAI). For example, USC recently launched the…

USC OORI Names Four Awardees under the SBIR/STTR Planning Award Program

The University of Southern California (USC) Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) has announced four new awardees under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Planning Award. The SBIR/STTR Planning Award, managed by OORI sub-unit Research Initiatives and Infrastructure (RII) intends to establish and bolster USC’s ongoing technology transfer and commercialization efforts.…

USC OORI Awards 10 Zumberge Preliminary Studies Research Awards

The University of Southern California (USC) Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) has announced 10 new awardees named under the Zumberge Preliminary Studies Research Award. Coordinated by OORI sub-unit Research Initiatives and Infrastructure (RII), the Zumberge Preliminary Studies Research Award provides researchers with funds to plan and conduct circumscribed research projects that will generate preliminary…

USC OORI Awards Three Faculty-led Internal Instrumentation Awards

The University of Southern California (USC) Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) has announced three new awardees under the Instrumentation Award internal funding program, a significant initiative aimed at enhancing our university’s research infrastructure. The OORI Instrumentation Award intends to establish and bolster USC’s research infrastructure by supporting the purchase of shared instrumentation and further…

USC OORI Awards Nine Student Empowerment Awards

The Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) strives to ensure USC maintains an innovative, collaborative research environment, both internally and externally. Internal funding is provided through a variety of programs managed by the Office of Research Initiatives & Infrastructure. Amongst the internal award programs is the Student Empowerment Award, a new program that was conceptualized…

Office of Research and Innovation Engages Students, Faculty, and Industry Leaders at USC and Techstars Ecosystem Development Lab

The second event, as part of the newly announced USC and Techstars Digital Economy Program, took place on April 11th and 12th and served as the follow-up to the partnership’s startup weekend. The USC and Techstars Digital Economy Program is focused on startups working on digital advancement across bioscience, biomedicine, physical science, engineering, information, and…

Office of Research and Innovation Continues to Promote Interdisciplinary Startups via USC and Techstars Startup Weekend

The inaugural event of the USC and Techstars Digital Economy Program took place the first weekend in April, serving as the kick-off for the newly announced partnership. The USC and Techstars Digital Economy Program is focused on startups working on digital advancement across bioscience, biomedicine, physical science, engineering, information, and computer sciences. The first event, Startup Weekend, invited participants to meet…

USC-led American Film Showcase (AFS) Continues to Roll-out New, Innovative Initiatives

USC’s Office of Research and Innovation (OORI) is excited to share the latest news and highlights of the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) American Film Showcase (AFS) program with the USC community. AFS, the flagship American film and TV diplomacy program, was originally established in 2011 to organize screenings and workshops with American filmmakers…

Monthly Update – April 2024

Dear Colleagues, Please accept my gratitude for your steadfast commitment to educating future generations and advancing meaningful research. Recently, my team collaborated with colleagues from the School of Cinematic Arts to create a research video series that highlights some of your important work and its impact. More such videos will follow.  Congratulations to Jeri Muniz, who has been…