Strategic Plan

Two nursing students and a professor in a lab.Mission

Grow a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship by supporting students, faculty, and staff to develop and translate University creations and expand the impact of SJSU Research and Innovation.


To become a valued and sustainable resource for developing and translating SJSU innovation into products, services, and new companies that dive research and provide economic and social benefit.

Strategic Goals

  1. Enhance translation of SJSU innovation through effective intellectual property management services (Intellectual Property Management)
  2. Expand entrepreneurship culture and opportunities across SJSU that help SJSU-affiliated entrepreneurs start and build successful companies (SpartUp Incubator and Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center)
  3. Develop and grow relationships with industry for research & development programs (Industry Alliances)
  4. Create sustainable programmatic growth of OI initiatives by leveraging grant funding and creating programs that support donor-based funding initiatives
  5. Develop work practices that address core customer needs and result in an outstanding customer service that meets or exceeds customer expectations