Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation and Impact

“For a young campus like UC San Diego, our record of innovation and achievement is truly extraordinary.” – Chancellor Khosla

San Diego City Mayor Kevin Faulconer (middle) presents a proclamation to Chancellor Khosla and Vice Chancellor - Research Sandy Brown.

UC San Diego’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.  The office was established to locally manage university-developed intellectual property.  To commemorate the milestone anniversary, several campus and community leaders—including Chancellor Khosla, Dr. Irwin Jacobs and San Diego City Mayor Kevin Faulconer—attended a reception at the Faculty Club and shared in the celebration of UC San Diego’s legacy of innovation and impact.

In the past two decades, TTO has assisted campus researchers who have created over 6,000 innovations, which has led to more than 1,000 US patents, 1,000 licenses to commercialize new products, and the formation of over 200 startup companies that were founded on licensed university intellectual property.  This is an impressive portfolio, especially for a campus that was established only five decades ago.

Dr. Irwin Jacobs and Mayor Kevin Faulconer both spoke at the event.  Former UC President and UC San Diego Chancellor Emeritus Bob Dynes also attended, as did Chancellor Emerita Marye Anne Fox.