• Credit: Dennis Callahan


Throughout Caltech's history, groundbreaking discoveries by the Institute's faculty, research staff, and students—as well as by JPL researchers—have led directly to the creation of products and services that benefit society.

These advances make it into the marketplace with guidance from our team in OTTCP. They range from the technologies and applications that drive global positioning systems and cell phone cameras, to the DNA sequencer used to map the human genome. The research ongoing today will serve as a base for future industries.

To learn more about the innovations in progress at Caltech and to read up on the more than 130 start-ups that have been born out of the work done at the Institute and JPL, visit our pages devoted to current technologies and inventions, startups, and success stories.