• Credit: Jared Leadbetter

Innovation @ a Glance

Caltech consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in commercializing products and ideas.

Annual Data (FY 2018)

Innovations Reported

  • 169 Invention disclosures (Caltech campus only)
  • 182 U.S. patents issued
  • 1,944 U.S. patents active

Start-Ups

  • 11 Start-up companies formed

Commercialization & Partnerships

  • 80Licenses (including options)
  • 40 Companies sponsoring research
  • 121 Companies giving gifts
  • 277Material Transfer Agreements
  • $24.8M in corporate contracts & gifts

Historical Data

Innovations Reported

  • 4,300 invention disclosures (campus only) since 1985
  • Over 3300 U.S. patents issued since 1985

Start-Ups

  • 266 start-up companies formed since 1995
  • on average, 8-10 new companies started each year

Commercialization & Partnerships

  • 759 licenses granted since FY 1995
  • on average, 40–50 licenses are executed per year