Industry Technology Licensing
UC Irvine and the entire University of California system are committed to forging strong university/industry alliances that expand the research and technological capabilities of both sectors and result in commercial application of research results to benefit the public. Through UCI's Office of Technology Alliances (OTA), new and established companies, especially those in the high-tech and medical fields, can access leading-edge technology developed in UCI's dynamic R & D environment.
OTA has developed a “win-win-win” strategy for building and sustaining UCI's relationships with its licensees.
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OTA prides itself in being accessible, timely and as flexible as possible within University policy. Licenses are negotiated in good faith using industry standards in the field. The campus can now take equity in start-up companies in lieu of some cash in license fees, can use milestone-based payments to share development risks, and can be flexible in developing licensing terms that reflect the particular needs of different industry sectors.
See Negotiating Agreements to learn about the flexibility, objectives and principles OTA uses when negotiating licenses.
For information about UCI inventions available for licensing, please search the UCI Available Technologies list.
The sample documents in the Forms section illustrates the typical terms of UCI's agreements with industry.
OTA's Mission & Services
To fulfill its mission to commercialize Universtiy research results for public benefit, OTA helps companies:
- Cultivate alliances with faculty researchers
- License patentable technology arising from research at UCI
- Develop collaborative research contracts with the university
- Access copyrighted computer software, tangible research products and biological materials