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The Office of Business Development connects UC Merced with partners to develop research alliances, start new ventures, and strengthen and diversify the economy.

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Kolligian Library
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Industry Alliances


Are you interested in forming an alliance with UC Merced researchers? The Office of Business Development assists with connecting industry to researchers and students.




Technology Licensing


The Office of Business Development can help industry members identify available technology suited to their interests and provide a range of licensing options.



Innovation Consulting


We are here to assist UC Merced faculty and staff with disclosing your invention. Learn more about initiating the invention disclosure or patent process.




Non-Disclosure Agreements


Signing confidentiality agreements or non-disclosure agreements is a step on the path to collaboration.





The Office of Business Development can help connect you to the numerous resources available to entrepreneurs, including the UC Merced Venture Lab, mentor networks and funding opportunities. 






Material Transfer Agreements


Transfer of material is facilitated by material transfer agreements. Click below to receive assistance on your MTA.