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Industry Partnerships at UC San Diego 

Our Corporate Relations team is your frontline ally in forming partnerships between industry and UC San Diego. Whether the goal is to develop workforce, collaborate on research and development, stay at the forefront of emerging topics for leadership, or connect with our vibrant innovation ecosystem, we will help you form lasting and impactful partnerships to suit your needs.  

Corporate Relations is available to discuss potential industry partnerships and sponsorship opportunities you are exploring. Contact us today for an initial consult about your needs and how we can support them at


Key ways we form mutually beneficial relationships with industry include: 

  • Talent Recruitment and Development
    • UC San Diego’s undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs are the visionary leaders of tomorrow. We can help you develop a strong talent pipeline, scholarship/fellowship programs, and internship/professionalization opportunities to ensure you have a top tier workforce. 
  • Research
    • UC San Diego research represents a $1.6 billion per year enterprise, spanning basic, applied, and clinical research and novel, pathbreaking interdisciplinary approaches, often in collaboration with industry leaders. Our team’s relationships across the university innovation ecosystem will help you find the right faculty members, labs, centers, and/or institutes for your unique industry challenges, as well as a guide to opportunities for licensing technology, supporting a student research challenge, or joining an industry affiliate program. Our aim is to streamline the pathway to partnership. 
  • Leadership and Executive Education
    • Whether it is access to the top minds in your field, board opportunities for your team looking to meet ESG goals and network with peers, or opportunities for executive education through the Rady School of Management and other continuing education opportunities, UC San Diego keeps your company oriented toward the latest ideas, research, and trends. Corporate Relations can help get you connected to the right communities to stay competitive.  
  • Sponsorship
    • UC San Diego isn’t an isolated academic community. We are a hub for the region, nation, and world, convening major conferences in medicine, engineering, data science, and more, as well as serving as a major cultural destination for music and the arts. Sponsorship of these programs creates connections and visibility for your brand in support of your corporate citizenship vision. 
  • Philanthropy
    • Corporate philanthropy can change a student’s life through a scholarship or fellowship. It can launch new lines of inquiry through the endowing of a faculty chair or supporting a center’s work to conduct innovative research. It enables UC San Diego to expand its mission in underserved communities and in solving the world’s most intractable problems Corporate Relations is your partner in developing a plan that brings your company’s aspirations for major impact to life.   

Schedule a consult with our Corporate Relations team, your collaborators in crafting a personalized approach for deepening your company’s relationship with UC San Diego, at