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OASIS Accelerator

The OASIS Accelerator,  part of the broader OASIS initiative, is designed to accelerate the establishment and growth of a sustainability-focused innovation ecosystem in the Inland Empire by expanding opportunities for Inland Empire innovators and entrepreneurs, in particular those from underrepresented groups, to create sustainability and climate technology-based startups with high societal impact. Focusing on equality and inclusivity, the program addresses systemic challenges that technology-driven innovation and entrepreneurship face in the region, evidenced by the underrepresentation of communities in STEM fields and the lack of venture capital funding available.

The OASIS Accelerator consists of an interconnected network of state-of-the-art test beds and pilot facilities and integrated, specialized business support services under one single program. The Accelerator provides a supportive environment where startups can test their products and technologies under real conditions, have access to a diverse talent pool of technical and business experts, a skilled workforce and leverage the research excellence and entrepreneurial programs of the University of California Riverside. The OASIS Accelerator is managed by the Office of Technology Partnerships (OTP)under the Office of Research and Economic Development at UCR.

The OASIS Accelerator is the result of valuable collaborations with partners such as UCR’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), UCR’s Plant Transformation Research Center (PTRC), UCR Extensionthe Riverside Community College District (RCCD)  , Multicultural Collective, and the Growing Hope Project among others. Federal and private support and funding also make this region-wide initiative possible.

OASIS Accelerator – Making Innovations Happen!

 

Initiatives

The OASIS Accelerator is the result of valuable collaborations with partners such as UCR’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), UCR’s Plant Transformation Research Center (PTRC), UCR Extension, the Riverside Community College District (RCCD), the Black and Brown Collective, and the Growing Hope Project among others. Federal and private support and funding also make this region-wide initiative possible.  

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The OASIS Accelerator is one of the programmatic elements of the OASIS Innovation Hub. OASIS, short for Opportunity to Advance Sustainability Innovation and Social Inclusion , is a public-private partnership led by UCR to drive regional economic development through research translation, innovation and entrepreneurship, and workforce development in the Inland Empire.

We look forward to exploring a wide variety of investment, educational, and research collaboration opportunities with you. For general inquiries or to learn more about OASIS Partnership opportunities, contact the UCR Office of Technology Partnerships

For information on startup investment and support services, the OASIS Accelerator for small businesses, and for workforce training, contact the UCR Office of Technology Partnerships.

For information on academic research partnerships, contact UCR Research and Economic Development.