The San Diego Innovation Council offers a unique forum for organizations looking to engage with the regional innovation economy.

14 organizations
San Diego's research institutions contribute $4.6 billion in regional economic impact every year.
10,000 researchers
San Diego's research institutions are home to 111 National Academy of Sciences members and 2,600+ post-doctoral fellows.
2,000 patents
San Diego ranks first in the nation in patent intensity (patents per thousand employees).
Limitless invention
Each year, nearly 400 startups grow the unique, binational CaliBaja region.
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Our Mission

The Council convenes the region’s premier research institutions to promote a shared vision for growth through innovation, entrepreneurial activities, and education. Members are committed to supporting commercialization, investment, and new company formation. Through biannual meetings, the Council aims to reinforce and enhance the economic impact of our region.

Our Work


We share information, best practices, and strategic goals.


We coordinate the reporting of impact-related metrics.


We enable integrated approaches to unique opportunities.


We support member responses to policy initiatives.


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