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UCLA Technology Development Group comprises an experienced team of technology licensing and industry partnering professionals, and is the campus-wide resource that provides a specialized range of services to protect intellectual property and to partner with entrepreneurs, investors, and industry. Through licensing intellectual property, negotiating industry agreements, and forming startups, UCLA TDG proactively support UCLA’s mission of research, education, and service.
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The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA is a nanoscience research institute producing life-changing social and economic impact in California and across the world. Its mission is to leverage public and private investment for nanoscience research at the interfaces between disciplines, to translate discoveries into knowledge driven commercial enterprises, and to educate the next generation of scientists and engineers.
CNSI serves as a hub of multidisciplinary research activity in the center of the UCLA campus, bringing together leading investigators from the fields of life sciences, physical sciences, medicine, dentistry, public health, and engineering. The Institute’s 190,000 square foot building includes facilities for physics, chemistry, and biology intermixed in communal research space with capacity to support teams of investigators. It is also the home of six Technology Centers that provide consultation and services for high content, high-throughput molecular screening, electron and light microscopy, nanocharacterization, nanofabrication cleanroom. The CNSI Incubator provides a pipeline from discovery to commercialization, and currently hosts twenty transformative technology start-up companies.
The Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a recognized leader in entrepreneurial education and research at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Working closely with its board of advisors, the Price Center fosters the study and practice of entrepreneurship and business innovation by providing the foundation on which creativity can flourish and individuals can succeed.
UCLA is No. 1 in the nation when it comes to the number of startup companies launched as a result of campus research, according to the rankings by the Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank based in Santa Monica. This represents a jump of 30 spots since 2006, which was the last time the index was produced. A total of 225 American universities and research institutions were ranked. Among them were UC San Diego (No. 20), UC Davis (No. 41), UC Berkeley (No. 53), UC San Francisco (No. 54), UC Irvine (No. 64), UC Santa Barbara (No. 83), UC Riverside (No. 120) and UC Santa Cruz (No. 152).
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