The UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG) serves as a campus-wide gateway to Innovation, Research and Entrepreneurship. Their mission is to promote UCLA innovation, research, teaching and entrepreneurship to benefit society, create economic value to support UCLA’s scholarly and educational missions and the State of California, and lead UCLA’s research community to bring innovation to market. TDG’s scope of activities includes commercially evaluating new technologies; determining patentability and commercial value; prosecuting patents; marketing and licensing inventions; facilitating UCLA faculty startups; engaging industry to facilitate research collaboration; negotiating license agreements and Material Transfer Agreements; and receiving and distributing royalties and other income to the inventors, the UCLA campus, and its departments. In FY21, 348 new inventions were disclosed via TDG. TDG collaborates with CTSI researchers who seek to commercialize their intellectual property.

For more information, please visit the Technology Development Group website.

Last updated
November 17, 2023