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Faculty & Researchers

Building relationships and catalyzing impact

As your campus partner in research and innovation, the Innovation & Business Engagement Hub is here to guide you through the complex process of engaging with industry, securing funding opportunities, and building lasting partnerships to expand research impact and advance student success. Established as a partnership between the Office of Research and University Advancement, the Hub integrates the two divisions’ expertise, resources, and connections. The Hub collaborates closely with other campus partners including academic divisions, research centers, the Division of Student Affairs and Success, and UCSC Silicon Valley Extension.

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Partner with us to strategize and execute on opportunities to engage industry and corporate partners in building research collaborations, pursuing joint funding, supporting student projects and fellowships, providing market intelligence, utilizing recharge facilities, participating in industry consortia, and advancing innovations.

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Relationship management

Our team manages multifaceted relationships with numerous corporate prospects on behalf of the University with the goal of building trust and lasting mutually beneficial engagement. Contact us to identify and receive background information on managed prospects, coordinate communication and facilitate conversations with them.

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Intellectual property

We manage and protect the intellectual property generated through your research activities, offer programs to de-risk and validate early-stage innovations, identify pathways for implementation and adoption, and facilitate access to innovations in order to enable societal impact and bring additional resources to the University.

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With delegations of authority and serving as the University’s Authorized Licensing Office, we have responsibility for intellectual property matters and licensing, soliciting and accepting gifts from for-profit entities, and negotiating and executing industry-sponsored research agreements, basic research-enabling agreements, and streamlined recharge facility agreements for external users. Reach out to us to help you get agreements in place and harmonize company preferences and UC and campus policies.

Contact us to learn more about engaging with industry.

Last modified: Apr 30, 2024