About Us

Office of Innovation and Commercialization

The Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) is responsible for the management of innovation, intellectual property and technology assets developed at all 10 campuses within the University of Hawai‘i System, protecting University of Hawai‘i innovation, intellectual property and technology and sharing those assets with a broader community to address the challenges and opportunities faced by Hawai‘i and the world.   The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), Office of Indigenous Innovation, and UH Ventures are housed within OIC.


The mission of STEMworks™ is to provide students and teachers resources, inspiration, and tools that empower them to improve their community and the world. A statewide program led by Women in Technology (an initiative of the Maui Economic Development Board), STEMworks™ pursues its goals through a variety of offerings including the STEMworks AFTERschool™ program, STEMworks™ internships, STEMwork™s THINKit™, STEMworks™ teacher professional development, STEMworks™ Energy, and the Hawaii STEM Conference. STEMworks is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.

Common Mission Project

The Common Mission Project is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization formed following the successful pilot of the Hacking for Defense course at Stanford University in 2016. Since its inception, the Common Mission Project has demonstrated that students can tackle some of the toughest government problems and, in doing so, create vibrant and diverse ecosystems where government, academia, and industry build partnerships around problems, prototypes, and solutions to urgent challenges facing our nation.