Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
GO-Biz is the state’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts. It is partnering with UC in different ways to spur innovation and business growth in California.
This series, initially held on UC campuses, fosters discussions about innovation and business in California. At each event, speakers from that campus and the local community present informative topics in their selected areas. Community audience members include venture capitalists, students, faculty, and local businesses.
One series goal is to engage California's higher education system (UC and State University System) with the GO-Biz iHub networks. This increases the visibility of California's higher education system as a worldwide leader in education, research, and public service, and expands its potential to produce innovation that leads to new business growth. It also strengthens the relationship between UC and State University systems toward greater collaboration.
The iHub program improves the state's national and global competitiveness by stimulating partnerships, economic development, and job creation around specific research clusters through state-designated iHubs. The iHubs leverage assets such as research parks, technology incubators, universities, and federal laboratories to provide an innovation platform for startup companies, economic development organizations, business groups, and venture capitalists. Sixteen iHubs span the state from Redding to San Diego and cover some of California's most vibrant economic sectors, including agriculture, life sciences, medical technology and bio-mass.