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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

UC Merced’s First Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conference

April 7, 2023

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Dr. Vikram and Priya Lakireddy Grand Ballroom



Check Agenda 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.