UC Davis InnovationAccess is a catalyst for the creation of partnerships that advance, for public benefit, the dissemination, utilization, and commercialization of discoveries made in research at UC Davis. We work in close collaboration with UC Davis researchers to identify and protect discoveries that have value for commercialization, or may be the foundation for further research and development partnerships. We enable partnerships that facilitate the development of UC Davis discoveries through new businesses created by entrepreneurs or through existing businesses. Our activities benefit the public by advancing research at UC Davis, commercializing novel products, and contributing to regional economic development.
InnovationAccess provides services that connect research to the marketplace and is focused specifically on protecting and commercializing intellectual property as well as fostering entrepreneurship within the campus community. The team:
- Provides commercialization support for early-stage UC Davis technologies,
- Supports entrepreneurship and UC Davis originated start-up companies,
- Evaluates and patents inventions from UC Davis faculty, researchers, and staff,
- Licenses those inventions for commercialization in the private sector, in order to benefit the public.