Caltech's scholars focus on society's most difficult scientific problems, forging breakthroughs that reach far beyond the academic realm, launching new fields, technologies, and industries.
Caltech generates more invention disclosures and more patents per faculty member than any other university in the nation.
- 150–220 invention disclosures per year
- More than twice as many patents per faculty member as MIT or Stanford
- 40–50 technologies licensed per year
Faculty, students, and postdocs launch an average of eight companies per year in biomedicine, electronics, materials, IT, energy, clean technology, and other industries.
Caltech's scientists and engineers collaborate with partners in industry, academia, and government to develop clinic- and market-ready solutions and to advance basic research they believe will lead to revolutionary technologies. For example:
- Caltech propels biomedical innovations from lab bench to bedside through partnerships with City of Hope, UCLA, UCSF, USC, and others.
- Caltech and global health-care leader Sanofi collaborate to create new therapies and diagnostics.
- Caltech and Dow Chemical Company partner to advance clean-energy solutions.
- Microsoft, Pixar, Google, and others provide seed funding to advance innovative research and ideas in Caltech's information science program.
- Caltech and MIT work through the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum to nurture technology-based entrepreneurship.