University-supported Research + Development

Enabling one of the nation's ripest innovation ecosystems

The Central Coast is an R&D powerhouse, informing invention and innovation across the globe.

Two top-tier, state-funded universities provide myriad opportunities to engage in research, development and commercialization.

UC Santa Barbara

A top-tier research institution with 6 Nobel Laureates, 10 national institutes and centers, and 90+ companies founded on its technologies

Corporate Relations

Plug in the researchers and scholars shaping the future through strategic alliances and investments.

Learn more

Industry Center

Access extensive resources, from research capabilities, world-class equipment and facilities, and a high-caliber talent pool.

Learn more

Technology & Industry Alliances

Explore opportunities to partner on university-developed intellectual property, which has already sparked 90+ startups.

Learn More

Nanofabrication Facility

Take advantage of world-class cleanrooms with expert staff to help users do the impossible — no matter how small.

Learn more

Innovators Circle

Join a community of entrepreneurs who pool their talent, networks, and capital to support innovation.

Learn more

Cal Poly

The top public master’s-level university in the Western U.S. for 30 years straight, renowned for its hands-on Learn by Doing ethos

Growing Tech Park

Engage in research, development and product testing from your own space on campus with a huge expansion in the works.

Learn more

Industry-Sponsored Research

Collaborate on research, product development and testing and access state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories.

Learn more

SBIR/STTR Assistance + Partnerships

Participate in federal small business innovation and tech transfer programs with commercialization potential.

Learn more

Tech Transfer

License patented and patent-pending faculty and student inventions to bring them to market.

Learn more