Innovation Fund

OTA's mission

The UCI Office of Technology Alliances (OTA) exists to foster faculty/industry alliances and commercialization of UC Irvine technology for the broad public benefit. OTA emphasizes accessibility, timeliness, and flexibility in its operations and negotiations to ensure that the federal, state and private investment in UCI research has the greatest possible positive impact on people and the economy.

At the end of fiscal year 2015 (6/30/2015), OTA managed:

  • Approximately 950 inventions in its portfolio
  • More than 400 active US patents
  • 143 active license or option agreements
OTA has participated in founding more than 100 companies .

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Faculty: I have an innovation or idea. What do I do?