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The Office of Technology, Innovation, and Industry Relations connects UC Merced faculty, students, and alumni with business partners to commercialize their innovations, develop new research, start new ventures, and strengthen and diversify the economy.

UC Merced Venture Lab Update: Due to the effects of COVID – 19, our physical locations are temporarily closed until further notice. Thank you for your patience, we are working with our Physical Planning & Development office to identify a new location to accommodate future operations.

Science and Engineering Building
Kolligian Library
Classroom and Office Building 2

Merced 2 Market

Thank You for Coming!


UC Merced’s 1st Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conference 

Merced To Market, was a great success with many attendees networking and making business connections.  Thank you to all our speakers and attendees for being a part of M2M’s history!




Upcoming Event!

Global Life Sciences/Healthcare Startup Class Briefing


Join us for the third briefing on UCSF's acclaimed online class, Global Life Sciences/Healthcare Entrepreneurship Course: Virtual Master Class Direct from Silicon Valley, where you'll dive into a 10-week, part-time program led by top Silicon Valley practitioners. Gain invaluable insights into the specialized business requirements of life sciences/healthcare startups, covering everything from assessing the viability of your scientific idea to team-building, FDA regulations, investment strategies, and more. Don't miss this interactive session to explore the course in-depth and get your questions answered.

Learn more HERE!





For UC Merced Researchers

Office of Technology, Innovation, and Industry Relations supports UC Merced faculty, staff and students with innovation, entrepreneurship and partnering. OTIIR assists in making connections with industry, understanding, and realizing the commercial potential of ideas, and facilitating the transition of discoveries from the lab into marketplace.




For Industry Partners


Strengthening ties with industry is a priority for UC Merced.  Through facilitating collaboration on research projects and fostering connections between industry partners and researchers, our office is here to help you navigate and engage with our faculty and students. Let us help you explore UC Merced resources and find the right collaborators.



For Innovators & Entrepreneurs


Office of Technology, Innovation, and Industry Relations provide resources for innovators and entrepreneurs to develop business ideas, facilitate partnerships, and find funding.