Entrepreneur Association


Startup UCLA

Startup UCLA seeks to develop a culture of startup thinking on campus; to connect students with alumni who are successful in the startup world and with the rapidly growing Southern California startup community; to give students opportunities to learn the basics of startup thinking; and to provide a community in which students can develop and launch their early-stage ideas.


OIP-ISR supports UCLA’s research, education and service mission by commercializing intellectual property rights, facilitating collaborations with industry for next-generation scientific breakthroughs, advancing UCLA entrepreneurship and research, while protecting the university‚Äôs interests by managing risk and Promoting economic growth in California. The scope of activities include commercially evaluating new technologies, determining patentability and commercial value, prosecuting patents, marketing and licensing inventions, facilitating UCLA faculty startups, engaging industry to facilitate research collaboration, negotiating license agreements and Material Transfer Agreements and Receiving and distributing royalties and other income to the inventors, UCLA Campus and its Departments.


The institute of Technology Advancement (ITA) is an off-campus technology development center established by the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science to accelerate the transition of high-impact innovative research from UCLA to technology development and commercialization. Start-up funding for the institute was donated by the Henry and Susan Samueli and the Easton Foundation. ITA provides operational flexibility for university researchers, industry, government, and investment partners alike. The flexible organizational structure of ITA complements existing capabilities of the university and industry, allowing the center to movie quickly to promote the transition of discoveries to development and commercialization.