Scripps Institution of Oceanography is the first-ranked, global institution for ocean, Earth, and atmospheric research and education and the Earth Sciences Department of UC San Diego. Scripps scientists have been exploring the globe for over a century to understand and protect the planet.

UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography works with companies on a diverse range of projects, including research collaboration, talent recruitment, sponsorship, communications, and innovation. As a complement, companies can join Scripps Corporate Alliance for annual coordination of these projects and custom liaison services to the Scripps community and assets.

Gwen Nero

Gwen Nero, Director

Scripps Corporate Alliance

Corporate Affiliates, Business Development,
Industry Outreach, & Innovation

Phone: 858-822-4121

Gwen Nero

Vanessa Scott, Analyst

Scripps Corporate Alliance

Industry Relations & Innovation

Phone: 858-246-5336

Gwen Nero is Director of Corporate Affiliates, Business Development, Industry Outreach, and Innovation at UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography. At Scripps, Gwen created and directs the Scripps Corporate Alliance, a program that facilitates collaboration between Scripps and corporate members launched in 2017. She works closely with the UC San Diego Office of Innovation and Commercialization and innovation programs across the UC San Diego campus and the San Diego Region to support Scripps research commercialization, collaborations with industry, and talent recruitment of students and postdoctoral fellows to industry careers. Gwen represents Scripps on the boards of The Maritime Alliance and Cleantech San Diego. Gwen completed a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Columbia University, taught for the NSF I-Corps program, led programs for life science innovation fund NYC TechConnect and incubator Harlem Biospace in New York City, and worked at Columbia Technology Ventures before joining UC San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography industry relations and Scripps Corporate Alliance are a part of the Office of Government Relations, Research Development, Strategic Partnerships, Planning and Events under the direction of Scripps Assistant Director Kathleen Ritzman.