Center for Cultivating Research and Innovation

Business Development

Early Stage Collaboration

The Center for Cultivating Research and Innovation has partnered with the Rady School of Management to establish a process for engagement between the innovators within the Department of Anesthesiology and the graduate students enrolled within the Rady School of Management. This relationship leverages the intellectual assets and specific courses within the MBA curriculum that focus on innovation, product development, marketing and business development to optimize the quality of applicable projects available to the students within the MBA curriculum and provide new innovations a structured approach to moving their innovation from concept development all the way through to commercialization.

To share your innovation with the MBA Program, complete the online request form. Projects submitted will be posted and available for student and faculty review on our MBA Project Opportunities website for six months or until taken by a student group or removed upon your request. Any interested students or faculty will contact you directly in order to begin work on the project. If you have questions, please contact Laurel Nelson, Director of Graduate Student Services at (858) 822-4279 or email.

Establishing Your Business

There are multiple incubators throughout the San Diego county.  Below are links to get you started.  Each incubator has unique resources offering a variety of options that will hopefully provide your company a good fit.

The Moxie Incubator is integrated with the undergraduate program. To learn more about this incubator discuss your project before applying, we encourage you to meet with the Moxie Center informally to help formulate your project plan and application. Just send an email to the Center and schedule a time to meet with them.

The EvoNexus Incubator strives to be the world’s best technology incubator with locations in San Diego and Irvine.  

Janssen Labs is part of Johnson & Johnson’s external R&D engine and provides a capital-efficient, resource-rich environment providing emerging companies with core research labs hosting specialized capital equipment, shared administrative areas and individual bench, wet lab and office modules on a short term basis.

Growing Your Company

CONNECT is a regional program that catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego County by linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success.  To see if your business qualifies for CONNECT's Springboard Program, contact Ruprecht von Buttlar, Director of Programs, and take advantage of the resources needed to help get your company up and running.