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Innovation Hub


CSUSM Innovation Hub

meeting societal needs through innovation and entrepreneurship


  • Support students and faculty who have new or innovative ideas that could be possible solutions to societal needs.
  • Engage with community members and seek partnerships opportunities.
  • Foster a campus spirit of innovation in and beyond the Hub.



Brining the resources, education and support to develop collaborative student/faculty/community partnerships in order to meet societal needs through innovation and entrepreneurship.



The Innovation Hub will support our community by addressing societal needs through innovative practices and partnerships situated at the intersection of diversity, inclusion and student success, with a focus on enriching the intellectual, civic, economic and cultural life of our region. 


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A special thank you to The Conrad Prebys Foundation for their support to outfit the Hub and bring ideas to solutions.

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Innovation Challenge

 Spring 2021 Innovation Challenge

The CSUSM Spring 2021 Innovation Challenge is part of the Innovation Challenge series, an ideation competition managed by the CSUSM Innovation Hub. The goal of this program is to foster real-life solutins to specific challenges in our communities. Sponsored by the Hersh Family and donors participating in the annual CSUSM Giving Day. 

This year, we will have two options; a general submission and a themed submission. The themed submission this year revolves around student hunger and homelessness. 

For more information, please visit the Spring 2021 Challenge Overview.

Spring Innovation Challenge Speaker Series

Fall 2020 Innovation Challenge

The CSUSM Fall 2020 Innovation Challenge has concluded. Sponsored by the CSUSM College of Business Administration MBA program and the Hersh Family. View the winning Fall 2020 projects.

Summer 2020 Innovation Challenge

During the challenge, students and teams used their creativity to develop an innovative product, service, or program and present their ideas to be judged by a panel of innovative and entrepreneurial experts. View the winning Summer 202- projects.

 Student Leadership Team

The Student Leadership Team serves as a connection between the Innovation Hub and the students on campus. As part of this program, students leaders will gain valuable communcation, organization, and leadership skills. We are currently accepting Fall 2021 applications





Every Thursday at 12:00pm

Join us for weekly online tech talks that include topics on emerging technologies, leading tech organizations, managing online teams and why inclusion matters in your growing business. We are here to answer all your questions about entrepreneurship, technology, and everything in between. You can submit questions on our social media or by emailing

YouTube videos of previous Tech School sessions

Past Events


TOM@CSUSM, founded in 2020, is a student-led group that aims to address societal issues through innovative designs and ideas. TOM, an acronym for Tikkun Olam (Makers), is a Hebrew saying that means "to heal the tears in the souls of the world". When this principle is combined with the Maker movement, solutions to social problems can be addressed readily with student centered ideas at the helm. TOM@CSUSM is supported by the Innovation Hub and TOM Global Inc. 


Contact Us

Want to be involved? Tell us more!

To learn more about innovation/entrepreneurship at CSUSM, contact: 

To learn about giving in support of innovation/entrepreneurship at CSUSM contact: 
Jocelyn Wyndham: 


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288 Campus Way - Suite 102
San Marcos, CA 92078