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The University of California’s research efforts have helped solve some of the toughest problems facing the state, the nation and the world – everything from improving the water we drink and the air we breathe to life-saving advances in medicine.

The public rightly expects UC to make a difference through its wealth of knowledge, its resources for analysis and research, and its capacity for innovation. This is the hallmark of the University of California.

This section provides information on inventions related to solar technology that have been developed the UC Solar campuses.

Most, if not all, of these inventions are available for licensing to corporations and entrepreneurs. They are sorted by campus, as each campus’s Office of Technology Transfer has the right to negotiate licensing agreements on behalf of its campus.

If you are interested in licensing any of these inventions, or learning more about them, please contact the appropriate UC office.

UC Merced Office of Technology Transfer
Sam Traina, Vice Chancellor for Research
Phone:  (209) 228-7964

UC Berkeley Office of Technology Licensing
General Inquiries:  (510) 643-7201

UC Santa Barbara Office of Technology & Industry Alliances
Sherylle Mills Englander, Director
Phone:  (805) 893-5180

UC Davis Office of Innovation Access
Nancy Rashid, Intellectual Property Officer
Phone: (530) 754-8621
Andrei Chakhovskoi, Intellectual Property Officer
Phone: (530) 754-8642

UC San Diego Office of Technology Transfer
Victoria Cajipe Ph.D.
Senior Licensing Officer
Phone: (858) 822-2304

UC Riverside Office of Technology Commercialization
Christopher Del Vecchio, Esq. 
Licensing Officer
Phone: (951) 827-4967

UC Irvine Office of Technology Alliances
Demetri Andrikos, Director
Phone: (949) 824-1233

UC Santa Cruz Office For Management of Intellectual Property
General Inquiries: (831) 459-5415

UCLA Office of Intellectual Property
General Inquiries: (310) 794-0558