California Institute for Innovation and Development
The mission of the Institute is to foster the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at UC San Diego.
Startups and innovation are engines of job creation. Entrepreneurs are creating new jobs, building new industries, and solving some of our toughest global challenges. The continuing economic expansion in the 21st century depends in part on our ability to recognize, translate, and capitalize on ground-breaking discoveries from science and engineering research and availability of educated and capable workforce for today’s knowledge–based global economy.
The overarching goal of CIID is to strengthen and expand the entrepreneurial ecosystem at UCSD to accelerate innovation and accelerate technology transfer into the marketplace.