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UC Berkeley IPIRA

UC Berkeley's Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) manages Berkeley’s IP portfolio and supports Berkeley’s research enterprise by fostering research collaborations among scientists, entrepreneurs and corporations to speed innovation and catalyze commercialization of game-changing technology solutions. 

Berkeley’s stellar research reputation relies on its internationally recognized faculty and students across many disciplines. Since IPIRA’s establishment in 2004, hundreds of research projects have been sponsored by >500 companies. ~800 licensees of Berkeley IP rights have commercialized >100 products to date, and dozens more are in the R&D pipeline. Over 150 start-up companies were founded to commercialize IP rights under license from Berkeley. Startups from Berkeley have raised >$1.3B in private capital since 2007. 65 companies have raised an average of $13.8M. Berkeley is 1 of 5 universities that founded 2/3 of all biotechnology companies in California.

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