Resources for Investors and Ecosystem Partners

Intellectual property developed at Berkeley has formed the foundation of many successful companies.

The Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) and its Office of Technology Licensing work with faculty and student researchers and industry partners to commercialize Berkeley technology and provide guidance through the patent process, company formation, and financing options.

Learn more about some specific research units, projects, and programs using the links below.


Bakar Fellows Program

Fosters the entrepreneurship of early career-stage faculty in the STEM+ fields including Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Architecture

Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry

BCGC is advancing green chemistry through research, education and engagement.

Berkeley Engineering Corporate Relations

Provides in-depth content and client services for partners of the college’s seven engineering departments and research centers.

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 Lab - Innovation and Partnership Office

Transitions technologies from the Lab to the marketplace for the benefit of society and the U. S. economy by 1) executing exclusive and non-exclusive licenses and options to Lab-developed technologies with established businesses and startups and 2) partnering with industry through collaborative research in areas of Berkeley Lab expertise to develop technologies suited to business needs or to advance scientific discovery.

Berkeley Law — Research

Of special interest to the Cal innovation community is research at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE).

Berkeley Office of Vice Chancellor for Research

Offers news and info about major research initiatives, faculty experts, tech transfer, research centers, and opportunities for collaboration with Berkeley’s vast research enterprise.

Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneurs Program

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.

Berkeley School of Information — Research

I-School’s research and teaching in data science and information management extend into areas as diverse as computer science, law, policy, design, social sciences, and management.

College of Chemistry Industry Relations

Information and personalized service for industry partners.


UC Berkeley’s platform for crowdfunding, marketplace finance and fintech. CrowdBerkeley also hosts an annual academic symposium on the latest research in crowdfunding.

Faculty Research at the Haas School of Business

Gateway to interdisciplinary research and thought leadership from Haas faculty.

Office of Technology Licensing (OTL)

Advises faculty, researchers and students on IP-oriented matters related to research collaboration, technology licensing, faculty consulting and start-up formation

Product Development Program (PDP)

A graduate-level degree program whose central aim is to fill the unmet need for graduates of chemical engineering and related disciplines who have knowledge and field experience in the complex process of transforming technical innovations into commercially successful products. In the space of one calendar year, PDP graduates will gain exposure to real-world product development practices in a range of chemical process-intensive industries including biotechnology, microelectronics, nanoscience and consumer products.

QB3 Incubators

QB3 incubators provide biotech startups with access to rental laboratory space.

Signatures Innovation Fellows

Supports innovative research by UC Berkeley faculty and researchers in the data science and software areas with a special focus on projects that hold commercial promise.

Synthetic Biology Institute 

SBI is working to make the engineering of new complex functions in cells vastly more efficient, reliable, predictable, and safe. Its breakthroughs will speed the development of biologically engineered solutions to pressing global problems related to health, materials, energy, environment, and security.