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The UC Merced Office of Business Development connects the university community with the business community to explore common interests and develop collaborations.
Innovate to Grow is the annual showcase of UC Merced student ingenuity and entrepreneurship.

Welcome!

The UC Merced Office of Business Development connects the university community with the business community to explore common interests and develop collaborations.

Welcome!

The UC Merced Office of Business Development connects the university community with the business community to explore common interests and develop collaborations.

Featured Program

The UC Merced Venture Lab is an Innovation & Entrepreneurship program of the Office of Business Development, in partnership with the UC Merced Center for Career and Professional Advancement. The Venture Lab brings together all of the resources individuals need to start companies.

About Us

The Office of Business Development creates value for UC Merced and its partners by developing collaborative projects, managing intellectual capital, understanding and addressing the needs of industry, and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.

Click the links at the right to learn more about our programs, or select a link below to find more information relevant to your interests.

 

Programs

UC Merced Business Alliances

Developing win-win outcomes is the key to building long-term relationships. If you are interested in working with UC Merced, please contact us to schedule a consultation. 

UC Merced Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Office of Business Development is UC Merced's lead organization for the UC systemwide Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Initiative. We partner with other I&E programs, and provide certification for UC Merced and local business incubators and accelerators.

UC Merced Venture Lab

An Innovation & Entrepreneurship program of the Office of Business Development, in partnership with the Center for Career and Professional Advancement, the Venture Lab brings together all the resources individuals need to start companies.

UC Merced Community and Economic Development Partners

The Office of Business Development, in partnership with the UC Merced Office of Governmental and Community Relations, works with municipal, regional and state governments to leverage the university to promote economic growth.