National Academy of Inventors, UC San Diego Chapter

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In order to build and sustain a more robust innovation ecosystem, the University of California San Diego is the first University of California campus to establish a chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). This designation provides tools and resources to help UC San Diego raise the profile of its inventions and technologies and encourage innovations on campus, as well as educating and mentoring student entrepreneurs.



The chapter will have a faculty advisory board to discuss metrics for success and programming opportunities, as well as strategic priorities for the coming year. The inaugural board includes faculty from across campus, including Health Sciences, the Rady School of Management, and the Jacobs School of Engineering to ensure representation across UC San Diego’s innovation ecosystem.

Why NAI?

An NAI chapter designation gives the UC San Diego community access to networks and tools that can facilitate inventorship and entrepreneurism in students, faculty, and staff.

Chapter members will be able to:

  • Participate in annual meetings
  • Network with inventors around the world
  • Meet participants from organizations like the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Submit articles to NAI’s journal Technology and Innovation
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