UCLA Researchers & Innovators

This is a good starting point for UCLA Researchers and Innovators who want to file for an invention or for material transfer. UCLA Technology Development Group can also help with sponsored research, funding and tools and resources to get your UCLA startup off the ground. See links and descriptions below or email us at info@tdg.ucla.edu 

SUBMIT AN INVENTION - The UCLA Community can start the process of protecting your IP here

UCLA TDG HUB - A central hub for Entrepreneurs that lists campus resources, funding, ecosystem partners, incubators and accelerators.

INDUSTRY SPONSORED RESEARCH - The UCLA Community can contact us and learn more about for-profit industry sponsors

RECEIPT/TRANSFER of MATERIALS - A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) or Data Use Agreement (DUA) is a written contract entered into by a provider and a recipient of research material that governs the transfer of tangible research materials, data and databases, and software between two organizations.

INDUSTRY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES - A resource for UCLA science researchers who are seeking funding

TANGIBLE RESEARCH PROPERTIES - Watch the video to find out more. Some UCLA properties such as cell lines, antibodies, reagents, engineering drawings, circuit chips and prototype devices could be licensed. Visit the TRP page and contact us for more information.

INNOVATION FUND - Open to UCLA Faculty and Staff for projects in the therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, research tools or digital health domains.

INNOVATION FELLOWS PROGRAM - Open to all UCLA Faculty and PostDocs in all disciplines. IF is a campus-wide program aimed at advancing entrepreneurial excellence and startup culture among faculty across campus. We seek to identify 8-10 faculty-led teams to participate in dedicated mentoring with Startup UCLA. This program is a twelve-week “accelerator”.

START UP IN A BOX - UCLA Startup in a Box (SIAB) was created to lower barriers for UCLA entrepreneurs, providing warm introductions to pre-vetted partners across a multitude of service areas. Open to UCLA faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students, including those from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UCLA School of Law. Outside entrepreneurs licensing intellectual property from the University are also eligible to apply.

GAIN EXPOSURE - UCLA TDG hosts 2 major conferences that feature UCLA research and technology including short pitches, tech demonstrations, poster contests and more. Contact us if you want to get involved! info@tdg.ucla.edu

UCLA MedTech Partnering Conference - March 8, 2022

LABEST - LA Bioscience Ecosystem Summit 2022 - May 25-26, 2022