Entrepreneurship Programs & Services

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The Office of Research supports faculty and student entrepreneurs in a variety of ways.


The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development (CIED), hosted by the Graduate Division is a very good place to start. Check back here in future for additional information.

The Office of Research is supporting Santa Cruz Works to offer Santa Cruz Accelerates, a technology startup accelerator that aims to support early-stage startups to achieve viability in Santa Cruz County.


The Office of Research is supporting Angels By the Sea to offer Startup Sandbox, a technology startup incubator that helps early-stage technology startups productize their technology.

We are also establishing SVLink, a startup incubator and accelerator in our Silicon Valley Campus. Come back soon for more information about SVLink.

Proof of Concept

We support early-stage innovation at the cusp of commercialization with proof-of-concept grants. The Launchpad Program is intended to assist promising UCSC technologies in achieving completion and commercial success. Learn more.