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The Office of Business Development strengthens ties between industry and UC Merced by facilitating collaboration on research projects and fostering connections between industry partners and researchers. The office is here to help you navigate and engage. Let us help you explore UC Merced resources, find collaborators and solve difficult problems using our research expertise.



Industry Sponsored Research 

The Office of Business Development can help answer questions and produce insights, with the goal of developing and improving products and the processes that deliver value to the marketplace. We can help you solidify a budding collaboration or discover new research, develop opportunities and technologies, and answer your questions about industry alliances with UC Merced.

We are here to help you make the connection. Please email to get started.


License Technology 

The Office of Business Development can help industry members identify available technology suited to their interests and accommodate a range of licensing options.

Please email us at with your information and the type of technology you are interested in and we will contact you to discuss licensing opportunities.