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About OIC

Office of Innovation and Commercialization

UC San Diego is globally recognized as an innovation leader driving social and economic prosperity. Together with our campus partners, the Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) aligns resources to encourage and support an innovative community comprised of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community advocates.

Our mission is to accelerate the commercialization of UC San Diego innovations and contribute to a sustainable society. We seek to empower a diverse entrepreneurial culture on campus and continue to strengthen our world-class, dynamic innovation ecosystem.

With more than thirty staff members to support a vibrant innovation ecosystem and manage the commercialization of inventions, we have the knowledge and expertise to bring your innovation, research or business to that next level of growth.


Who we are

Meet our talented and experienced staff members who are working to make UCSD a world-class innovation destination.

Meet our team

Our core values

We believe innovation means bringing together diverse perspectives to craft original solutions that positively impact our world.

What we believe

Visit Us

Come find the Office of Innovation and Commercialization right here on campus at the Entrepreneurship Center at the Design and Innovation Building.

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Support Us

Make a donation or volunteer to help with our unique events and programs that foster a successful innovative community in San Diego.

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