If you’re a researcher or faculty entrepreneur at UCLA Health or the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, we want to help you succeed. We can help connect you to the tools and innovation resources you need to turn your discoveries into products that advance biomedical science — and save lives.
Many resources are available to assist innovators and entrepreneurs at UCLA and across the UC system. This list is a good place to start.
If you’re an organization or program that offers innovation resources, contact us.
Technology Development Group
The UCLA Technology Development Group serves as a campuswide gateway to innovation, research and entrepreneurship.
If you’re a UCLA researcher with an innovation to bring to market, submit an invention report to TDG.
Price Center for Entrepreneurship
The Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the UCLA Anderson School of Management is a leader in entrepreneurial education and research.
IPH at UCLA
The Institute for Precision Health builds on UCLA’s existing successes in precision health, unifying them into a foundation for new discoveries across a variety of disciplines.
Startup in a Box
UCLA Startup in a Box (SIAB) was created to lower barriers for UCLA entrepreneurs, providing warm introductions to pre-vetted partners across a multitude of service areas.
The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is a research partnership of UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and the Los Angeles Biomedical Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.
The UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) was founded to enhance the culture for innovation and groundbreaking collaborative research spanning from molecule to community.
UCLA Center for SMART Health
The UCLA Center for Systematic, Measurable, Actionable, Resilient and Technology-driven Health (aka Center for SMART Health) has been formed to foster collaboration among engineers, computer scientists, clinicians, biomedical researchers, and information technologists.
University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation (UCCAI)
The mission of the University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation (UC CAI), a collaboration of the five UC medical campuses, is to translate NHLBI- and NIDA-funded discoveries to improve health and health care and address unmet medical needs.
- Alliance for SoCal Innovation
An organization established to accelerate the growth of Southern California’s technology and life sciences innovation ecosystem by providing resources and support to inventors
- Blackstone Launchpad
A campus-based entrepreneurship program to support and mentor students, staff and alumni at institutions nationwide
- Entrepreneurship and the Law Initiative at UCLA School of Law
Entrepreneurship training and tools for law students
- Institute for Technology Advancement (Engineering)
An off-campus technology development center that supports transitional, developmental and near-term research and development
- Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Research highlights and resources for UCLA researchers
- Southern California Biomedical Council
A trade association that helps local firms gain access to capital, potential partners and other business services
- Startup UCLA – Summer Accelerator
Workspace, mentors, guidance and legal services for early-stage startups
- UCLA Extension Business, Management and Legal Programs
Leadership and Entrepreneurship courses from UCLA Extension
- UC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative
Information about innovation incentives and support from the University of California system