Partners in Industry

UC Santa Cruz collaborates with industry partners to create new opportunities in research and education for Silicon Valley.

The UC Santa Cruz Innovation & Business Engagement Hub (IBE Hub) is the point of entry for industry partners to connect with discoveries, innovation, resources, and talent. The IBE Hub team facilitates comprehensive relationships and coordinated engagement across campus academic, research, administrative, and business units as well as the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem based on corporate areas of interest and strategic opportunities.

The Baskin School of Engineering offers undergraduate students the opportunity to work on real-world problems faced by Silicon Valley companies through the Corporate Sponsored Senior Project Program. Corporate Sponsors collaborate with faculty to define high-value senior design projects giving students the opportunity to experience working on projects that involve design, budgets, deadlines, teamwork, and reviews with their corporate team mentor.

Through the development of new creative research partnerships, Silicon Valley-oriented research centers of excellence, student research programs, and effective knowledge transfer, the UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus drives engagement between UC’s unparalleled depth and breadth of excellence and Silicon Valley communities of innovation.