Office of Technology Management

The powerful combination of high quality science, an entrepreneurial culture, and strategic partnerships between UCSF’s researchers and Innovation Ventures Office of Technology Management (OTM) has resulted in an impressive track record of commercial successes. We will work with you to evaluate and grow new ideas, devise a commercialization and intellectual property (IP) plan including formation of a start-up, connect your research with appropriate potential internal and external collaborators, and negotiate suitable licenses with appropriate commercialization partners such as existing companies, venture capitalists or other investors.

Services & Programs

Evaluate the Invention: Working closely with the inventor(s), the evaluation process results in the generation of an IP protection and a corresponding commercialization plan which results in licensing of the technology to an existing company or a new start-up which is often developed in close partnership with the OTM

Grow Your Idea: Planning your next steps to developing a commercially viable product or solution, getting input from industry experts, and identifying gap funding opportunities

Market the Technology: Actively reaching out to a robust network of external partners including business development professionals and venture capitalists (VC) to match UCSF’s intellectual property assets with their partnering interests, raise funding and work together to create a roadmap for developing the technology; developing and managing on-going industry relationships

License the Technology: Negotiating complex and customized agreements such as licenses to existing and significantly funded start-up companies, collaborative research agreements, confidentiality disclosure agreements, and material transfer agreements to enable commercial partnerships

Facilitate External Collaboration: Partnering with other UCSF groups to attract and develop partnerships with industry, research foundations, etc. to provide expertise, funding and other resources to further develop technology leading to reduced risk for licensees and increased value for UCSF and inventors

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Please feel free to reach out to Karin Immergluck, PhD, Executive Director of Technology Management at [email protected] or 415-502-1605.