Office of Research, UC Riverside
Office of Technology Commercialization - Proposed


The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) facilitates the development, protection and commercialization of UCR's campus research and intellectual property.  The OTC assists in the invention disclosure process of UCR's innovative technologies and the legal protection of researcher's developed intellectual property. 

The OTC furthers the university’s mission by making UCR’s research available for the public’s use and benefit. The OTC team works with campus stakeholders and industry partners to promote research, development, collaboration, and commercialization of our inventions through licensing. The goal being to bring UCR innovations to the marketplace for economic development and benefit to society.

UCR Innovators & Researchers

Technology commercialization

Technology commercialization is a “contact sport” and building relationships between the OTC and faculty, staff, students, industry, and other stakeholders significantly increase the opportunities for success. Help the OTC help you! Contact Us

Invention Disclosure

Are you a UCR inventor or author? Learn more about the Invention Disclosure Process and required Forms. One of the most common pitfalls in preserving the ability for patent protection is publishing or presenting your research before speaking with the OTC. Don’t know where to start or not sure if your innovation may be patentable? Be sure to Contact Us for guidance. Commercialization Funding Opportunities Proof of Concept Funding – Call for Applications. Read more

Commercialization Funding Opportunities

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Industry, Partners, & Entrepreneurs

Available Technologies for Licensing and Commercialization

The OTC manages the intellectual property portfolio for UCR and seeks licensing and commercialization partners. Browse our Available Technologies to answer your technology needs. Contact Us for additional information.

UCR Licensed Technology Startup Companies

Technology commercialization at UCR leads to positive economic impact. Learn about UCR Licensed Technology Startup Companies.

UCR Agriculture

UCR has a rich history in agriculture. Starting in 1907 when the California State Legislature established the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside to the continued efforts in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UCR today. For information on licensing of Plant Patents and available UCR varieties, Read More.