About Industry Alliances & Licensing

The Office of Research licenses UCSC intellectual property to industry to promote active development and commercialization of inventions. 

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In support of UCSCs efforts to patent, license and commercialize the results of university research for the public benefit, the Office of Research licenses UCSC intellectual property to industry to promote active development and commercialization of inventions. Licenses generate royalty revenue, which is used to support further research and education, with a share of the income going to the inventors.

UCSC utilizes a variety of licensing options depending on the circumstances of the opportunity. UCSC will work with potential licensees to ensure diligent commercialization of the licensed technology and to establish licensing terms that are appropriate for the industry sector, the licensed technology and the needs of the licensee. In addition to the licensing fees and royalty payments payable by the licensee to UCSC, licensees are expected to reimburse UCSC for patent costs for the licensed technology, if any.

Industry Alliances & Licensing Manager

Andrea Pesce
apesce@ucsc.edu, 831-459-3111 

University of California, Santa Cruz
Industry Alliances & Technology Commercialization
Kerr Hall — Room 413
Santa Cruz,CA 95064
Tel: 831.459.5415
innovation@ucsc.edu