About Our Office

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 three divisions: the Industry Alliances Office, Office of Technology Licensing, and Equity Solutions Services. 

IPIRA reports to the Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer and the Vice Chancellor for Research.

The Office of Technology Licensing

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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