IPIRA supports innovators and entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, especially people of color, women, and other groups that have been historically underrepresented. We pledge to cultivate a system free of the barriers of institutional, embedded, and endemic racism. Learn about IPIRA's work to publicly acknowledge and correct structural inequities in research and intellectual-property systems, and examine bias in data collection and analysis, venture capital investment, and elsewhere as a catalyst for increasing access to the innovation ecosystem.
The Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) has the mission of enhancing the research enterprise of the world's best public university by establishing multifaceted collaborations with companies. IPIRA consists of two peer divisions: the Industry Alliances Office and the Office of Technology Licensing.
IPIRA reports to the Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer and the Vice Chancellor for Research.
The Equity Solutions Group oversees UC Berkeley's corporate stock holdings, primarily those obtained from IP licenses and access to campus facilities and services.
The Industry Alliances Office (IAO) works with UC Berkeley employees and companies to enable innovative research relationships, negotiating all research contracts with private industry. The IAO has signed contracts with more than 1,300 companies worldwide.
The Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) maximizes the commercialization of UC Berkeley's innovations by establishing relationships and contractual agreements that benefit the public, support campus research and education, and reward inventors for their ingenuity. More than 770 innovative products and 280 startup companies have been born out of technology licensed by the OTL.
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