As part of its mission, CSU aims to promote an academic environment where creative works, innovation, and entrepreneurship are encouraged and supported.
Many CSU campuses have centers, institutes or spaces for innovation that provide resources such as incubator space, access to angel funding, scholarships, awards, maker spaces, training and platforms to commercialize intellectual assets.
Listed below are links to a number of CSU innovation and entrepreneurship centers at various campuses. Many of them encourage students and faculty to transition their research to early stage companies. The centers provide tools, training, and infrastructure that help grow concepts into financially stable, high growth enterprises. Services and programs include mentorship, peer-to-peer roundtable discussions, advisory board formation, training to pitch ideas, networking opportunities, and access to various entrepreneurial events in the community.