• 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

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

Historical Data (since 1995)

Innovations

  • Over 4,200 inventions disclosed
  • Over 3,700 U.S. patents issued

Start-Ups

  • 276 start-up companies formed
  • on average, 8-10 new companies started each year

Commercialization & Partnerships

  • 869licenses granted
  • on average, 40–50 licenses are executed per year