Innovation Ventures

Innovation Ventures is dedicated to supporting the UCSF research community bring healthcare innovations to market. 

Translational technology development and commercialization is a complex process because every project is unique. Innovation Ventures is dedicated to helping the UCSF community navigate those complexities by working up-close with our research faculty and promising students to really understand their science. Our purpose is to support the translation of scientific discovery out of the lab and into the marketplace with a greater confidence of success. We support our researchers by evaluating new discoveries, securing funding, seeking external partnerships, or starting new companies — facilitating IP protection, development, and commercialization of novel and valuable healthcare technologies. 

Featured Projects


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