Credit: Colin Ely
We at Caltech and in OTTCP are committed to helping our researchers and inventors advance their best ideas and innovations into the marketplace. This commitment extends to everything we do, including the practice—demonstrated at all levels of the Institute—of purposefully investing in those areas of research and discovery that hold the greatest promise for societal impact.
Our team helps manage several philanthropically endowed or grant-funded programs—such as the Caltech Innovation Initiative (CI2), the Grubstake Program, the Amgen Chem-Bio-Engineering Awards (CBEAs), and the Faculty Select Innovation Development Awards program—that provide resources for initiating and developing research that could lead to next-generation products and services. We also help cultivate and negotiate partnerships with industry partners and investors.
CI2 application instructions: available here