UCLA Puts Knowledge to Work
with Practical Innovation
From vital pioneering work on the Internet to the development of the nicotine patch to some of the latest advances in cancer treatment and sensor technology, UCLA has earned a reputation as one of the world’s foremost research universities. The National Science Foundation’s latest report (2007) ranks UCLA fourth in the U.S. for academic R&D spending.
The UCLA Office of Intellectual Property currently has 498 inventions under license to 264 companies, which include 77 start-ups and 187 established companies.
UCLA and its researchers deliver practical results that can generate income and jobs for the regional economy, because the university is a source of ideas, talent and intellectual property. Sectors most likely to take advantage of technology transfer currently employ 38,678 workers in L.A. County and sustain an additional 115,000 indirect jobs in the region.