Research Growth Tops $1.76B With Tremendous Portfolio of Discovery and


“We continue to break new ground in invention, startups, patents and licenses because of the impact of our research products and the guiding force of UC San Diego to contribute to global and economic good throughout our community and the world,“ said Paul Roben, Associate Vice Chancellor of OIC. 

In fiscal year 2023, there were 390 unique disclosures of viable inventions, placing us among the world’s top innovation universities. Disclosures are a necessary first step to obtaining a patent by announcing that a new idea, process or technique is being proposed. This starts a verification process that vets the uniqueness of the proposed idea before patents or licenses can be issued.

UC San Diego disclosures led to more than 200 patents (including both U.S. and non-U.S. patents) and 15 new business startups. This puts the university among the top three nationwide for business startup creation, according to the Association of University Technology Managers.

“Creating a viable business is not the goal of research but creating a pipeline for the workforce, industry and leadership of the future cannot be separated from the research, discovery, enterprise cycle,” said Peek-Asa.