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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 2013 (6/30/2013), OTA managed:

  • 952 inventions in its portfolio
  • 365 active US patents
  • 105 active license or option agreements
OTA has participated in founding more than 70 companies.

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