• Credit: Jared Leadbetter

Innovation @ a Glance

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

Annual Data (FY 2017)

Innovations Reported

  • 197Invention disclosures (Caltech campus only)
  • 190 U.S. patents issued
  • 1,928 U.S. patents active

Start-Ups

  • 16 Start-up companies formed

Commercialization & Partnerships

  • 77 Licenses (including options)
  • 45 Companies sponsoring research
  • 110 Companies giving gifts
  • 305 Material Transfer Agreements
  • $36M in corporate contracts & gifts

Historical Data

Innovations Reported

  • Nearly 3,200 invention disclosures (campus only) since 1985
  • Nearly 2,300 U.S. patents issued since 1985

Start-Ups

  • Over 130 start-up companies formed since 1995
  • on average, 8-10 new companies started each year

Commercialization & Partnerships

  • over 700 new licenses and options granted since FY 1995
  • on average, 40–50 licenses are executed per year