The Business of Science Center encourages innovation and entrepreneurship at UCLA in order to bring academic discoveries to the public domain.
"Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice."
The Business of Science Center can help you navigate a path to commercialization. We support academic inventors with interdisciplinary market research, identifying competition, intellectual property landscape, and more. Not sure where to start? Start at the Business of Science Center.
Wondering what UCLA can do for you? The Business of Science Center is the go-to resource for a catalog of UCLA’s vast resources. We can direct you to the right faculty for expertise, the best core facility for your specific needs, and navigate the path to sponsoring research on campus.
The BSC continuously offers opportunities to broaden your training experience at UCLA. Participate in our weekly technology discussions and join a venture team. Learn more about the business side of science. Network with industry professionals. Partner with interdisciplinary team members and industry mentors to see the process of discovery to commercialization first hand.
Collaborate with graduate students and industry mentorship to develop novel UCLA technology. Select teams will compete for a chance to win $30,000 in proof of concept funding and continue down the technology transfer pipeline.
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The mission of the UCLA Business of Science Center is to prepare scientific, engineering, law, medical and business graduate students for careers in the private sector; to assist university faculty and clinicians in technology transfer; and to serve as a catalyst for increased industry support and involvement on campus. We believe this will foster a culture of innovation and will maximize the impact of UCLA research on society.