Sponsored by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) is a collaboration between California State University, Monterey Bay and the Monterey County Business Council, working together to research, create innovating business projects, and support students and entrepreneurs alike in their creative quest for business opportunities.

The Institute focuses on the need for more jobs opportunities in the region and for our graduating students. We offer programs that work toward developing entrepreneurs and supporting innovative ideas that lead to new business opportunities. iiED looks within the university and local research institutions to establish projects that assist students, investors, and entrepreneurs in successful internships, resources, and project development.

iiED Programs

California State University Monterey Bay’s Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) offers programs that work toward developing entrepreneurs and supporting innovation ideas that lead to new business opportunities and job growth for students and community members.

Our Mission

To inspire innovation entrepreneurship, and economic development by offering programs that help stimulate business development as well as job growth in the region. Emphasizing on technical assistance, applied research and information dissemination, while directly supporting everlasting principles of sustainability.

Contact IIED

(831) 582-3230

innovation@csumb.edu