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3i Corporate Partner Program

Over the past two decades, San Diego and Southern California have developed a new, fast-growing innovation cluster centered on IOT/IT technologies, life sciences and biotech, “Industry 4.0” production technology, cybersecurity, robotics & AI, defense-industry and clean energy technologies. 

Our 3i partners gain access to this cluster, to connect to cutting edge technologies and new avenues for ideation, open innovation and new business development.


  • Continuous updates on what is happening in San Diego innovation: technology trends, startup companies, university programs
  • Information on UC San Diego technology incubators (e.g, The Basement)
  • Access to Japan research as well as information on business, society and politics in Southern California and Japan


  • Insights into UC San Diego-based research and innovation streams
  • Latest news about deep-technologies
  • Indications of new research trends 


  • UC San Diego Faculty: ongoing research project updates
  • San Diego innovation ecosystem players: scholars, executives, angel investors, policy experts, post-doctoral scholars and entrepreneurs
  • Events: startup pitch events, conferences, open innovation networking events
  • Talent: access to UC San Diego students

Partners (examples past and current)

  • NTT Data
  • CVC Japan
  • Toyo Kanetsu Corporate Venture Fund
  • Nihon Insight Technologies Corporation
  • JGC Holdings
  • Bridgestone Cycling
  • Denso
  • TDK
  • Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. (IGPI), Japan
  • Kobe University, Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation, Japan
  • LINK-J
  • Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., Innovation Network for Co-Creating the Future
  • NEDO, New Energy Development Organization, Japan
  • San Diego Japanese Business Association
  • University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Public Policy, Japan
  • University of Tokyo, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, Japan