New Startup Guide for Employee Inventors

Dear Colleagues:

The below Zotmail went out a few days ago to UCI faculty.  We’re forwarding it for your information.  Please share as you see fit

Thank you.

Greg Ruth
Manager, Research Advancement

& Communications



New Startup Guide for Employee Inventors


New Startup Guide for Employee Inventors


UCI is a world-class hub of innovation. Research and development done by UCI faculty inventors and innovators has been, and will continue to be key in our ability to contribute to the betterment of society.
UCI Applied Innovation wants to support the commercialization of these discoveries and aid faculty as they spearhead this movement. A challenge faced in advancing innovations is that faculty may not know exactly how, or when, to proceed with protecting and commercializing their discoveries. Support and guidance can help inventors avoid missteps, or become discouraged entirely – thereby limiting the benefit of these discoveries.
As a tool for helping faculty to commercialize inventions, UCI Applied Innovation and the Office of Research have developed a new Startup Guide for Employee Inventors, in collaboration with offices across campus. A link to the guide is provided below for your use. We encourage your feedback on the guide as we will continue to evolve its contents both online, and in printed form. If you have questions regarding the guide, or its distribution, please do not hesitate to contact UCI Applied Innovation or the Office of Research.


Richard Sudek, Ph.D.
Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director
UCI Applied Innovation

Pramod Khargonekar, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Research 
UCI Office of Research





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