UCSB Engineering

May 1, 2007

Engineering and the Sciences at UCSB Make the University's Portfolio of Available Intellectual Property Searchable Online

Quick Access to Innovation

Santa Barbara, Calif. – May 1, 2007 -- Engineering and the Sciences at UC Santa Barbara have facilitated quick access to available intellectual property through its industry center web site. Designed to help companies interested in discovering what technology is available for licensing, the web page has a robust search function in 15 broad categories, including such areas as biotechnology and communications, to energy, instrumentation, materials and telecommunications.

The portfolio data base, which includes about 500 technologies in a wide range of fields, has been made publicly available to help businesses develop effective and productive relationships with UCSB, and to make it easier for them to access and apply UCSB's innovation to serve society's needs. The web search portfolio is updated daily.

"We think this will be a great help to technology companies that might be interested in the products of UCSB research," said Michael Witherell, Vice Chancellor, Research. "With this convenient search engine, someone outside the university can find out immediately what technologies are available and the name of somebody ready to talk about them. It helps lower the barrier for companies to start a productive relationship with UCSB."

The portfolio of available intellectual property is managed by the Office of Technology and Industry Alliances at UCSB, headed by Sherylle Mills Englander. That office has the unique authority to sign and negotiate both research and license agreements, and can design collaborations that include a combination of both activities.

The Available Technologies web page is found at: www.industry.ucsb.edu/technologies. For help with creating a customized search, or for more information, call the Office of Technology and Industry Alliances at 805.893.5196.

Media Contact:
Tony Rairden, trairden@engineering.ucsb.edu, 805.893.4301

Released by Barbara Bronson Gray

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