The CSUPERB Student Challenge pairs science and engineering students with business students to investigate biotechnology commercialization pathways.
One hallmark of the CSUPERB Challenge program is that – together – scientists and engineers with no previous commercialization experience and business students with no biotechnology knowledge can learn how to find a market for bioscience ideas.
In May 2014 CSUPERB received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site program. As a result CSU students and faculty who have biological sciences-based product, service or process concepts are eligible for $2500 microgrants.
The CSU I-Corps Biological Sciences Site is a program of the CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) and San Diego State University. Working with CSU campus and industry partners statewide, CSU I-Corps supports immersive entrepreneurship experiences for CSU students and faculty.