Entrepreneurs' Resources

Intellectual property developed at Berkeley has launched countless companies.

The Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances and the Office of Technology Licensing work with companies of all sizes to share Berkeley technology and increase the impact of Berkeley research. Their flexible approach and deep knowledge make them excellent partners for companies who want to commercialize the university’s IP portfolio.

Connecting with Berkeley’s powerful research pipeline may also offer inspiration and enable partnerships between the university and entrepreneurs.

 

Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry

The mission of the BCGC is to bring about a generational transformation toward the design and use of inherently safer chemicals and materials. BCGC is building a novel academic program to advance green chemistry through interdisciplinary scholarship, which consists of faculty, researchers, and students in the College of Chemistry, School of Public Health, College of Engineering, College of Natural Resources, the Berkeley School of Law, and the Haas School of Business.

Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)

An ambitious cross-sector partnership to enable the advancement of the state-of-the-art in data science. This major initiative focuses on several levers to enhance research, methodologies and education, and will support numerous faculty, post-docs, graduate students and community activities.

Berkeley IP and Technology Transfer 

Learn more about research collaborations and technology transfer, and quickly search for licensable technologies through the Office of Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA).

Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneurs Program (BPEP)

BPEP provides the postdoc and graduate community with tools, mentoring, and a platform for science/industry interaction to enable research innovations to move into the marketplace.

CleanTech 2 Market (C2M)

Part of the Energy Institute at Haas. Students, scientists, engineers, and professionals translate cleantech research in chemistry, biology, materials sciences, engineering, nanotechnology and other fields into market opportunities.

EECS Corporate Access Program (CAP)

The Corporate Access Program (formerly the Silver Industrial Affiliates Program) enables timely technology transfer, facilitates research collaborations and recruiting, and enhances industry’s interactions with faculty and students.

EECS Events

From tech talks to career info sessions, the EECS calendar is packed with events and resources for students, scholars, and alumni.

Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

The institute offers technical development, training in management and entrepreneurship, high-level industry collaboration, and recruiting events.

Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA)

Establishes and maintains multifaceted relationships between Berkeley researchers and private companies, including sponsored research collaborations and intellectual property commercialization. IPIRA reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research and consists of two peer divisions: the Office of Technology Licensing (OTL), and the Industry Alliances Office (IAO).

QB3

Specifically focused on life sciences, QB3 provides support and resources to entrepreneurs from incorporation to operation to growth.

RISElab (formerly AMPlab)

The RISELab develops technologies that enable applications to make low-latency decisions on live data with strong security.

Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Brings together the leading researchers, as well as the next generation of outstanding young scholars, to explore deep unsolved problems about the nature and limits of computation, ultimately impacting major interdisciplinary challenges.

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