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A Valued Partner
In doing business with us, you will find San José State University Research Foundation to be a valued partner for:

What you need.
SJSU Research Foundation provides an entrepreneurial infrastructure for the hundreds of SJSU faculty members pursuing diverse areas of research ranging from HIV and drug abuse to the preservation of California's coastline to improving the safety of air transportation. It's useful to think of the San José State University Research Foundation as the University partner for bringing the specialized capabilities of SJSU faculty and students outside the campus and into the headquarters of our local, regional, and national research partners.

What you want.
What differentiates SJSU from its Bay Area university counterparts is its emphasis on applied rather than basic research. While our research activities are grounded in basic research (our own and that of others), our research deliverables very often have near-term and practical applications in mind.

Where you want to be.
Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, San José State University offers one of the nation's most diverse campuses in what is arguably the most entrepreneurial region in the world. Fueling the region's economic engine, SJSU supplies a trained work force for business and industry throughout the Silicon Valley. According to the San José Mercury News, "Few institutions have been as crucial to the (Silicon Valley's) success as San José State University, which trains many of the engineers, software designers and tech-savvy business people who keep the Valley's technology machine rolling."

Commitment to accountability.
Research contract and grant management is a highly regulated enterprise. In managing these and other SJSU activities totaling more than $64 million annually, the Research Foundation maintains the highest ethical business standards, strictly adhering to sponsoring partner requirements, and all applicable laws and regulations. The Research Foundation's financial operations are audited annually by the international accounting firm of Deloitte and Touche LLP.

Experienced leadership.
The SJSU Research Foundation is guided by a Board of Directors with broad expertise who represent the campus and business communities. An outstanding management team with extensive experience in each of our core business areas maintains an unwavering commitment to excellence and superior service to our faculty and research partners. The combined experience, reputation, and entrepreneurial profile of the San José State University Research Foundation provide an exceptional framework in support of SJSU research, programs, and partnerships.

For more information about our programs or to learn how you might partner with The Research Foundation, call Jeanne Dittman at 408-924-1434.

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