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Industry Alliances Office

The Industry Alliances Office (IAO) works with UC Berkeley employees and companies to enable innovative research relationships. The IAO is responsible for negotiating all research contracts with private industry. The office strives to streamline research agreement negotiations and management. In this capacity, the office has signed contracts with over 600 companies world wide.

Please select from the following list of most frequent IAO-related activities:

For more information, contact iao@berkeley.edu, or see contact information or directions to our office.

Berkeley's IAO and the Sponsored Projects Office have authorities to negotiate and sign all sponsored project transactions involving externally funded research, professional or scholarly training - and public service related to research or professional or scholarly training. When a PI is providing a service outside of these parameters for a fee the transaction should be handled by the office of Business Contracts and Brand Protection (BCBP).  Because of the fine distinctions between types of transactions processed by the BCBP vs. SPO and IAO, PIs are encouraged to review the information found on the Berkeley Contracting Portal and/or to contact one of these three offices before discussing public service work with a potential sponsor.