How innovation and entrepreneurship push us forward by UC President, Janet Napolitano

I’m constantly amazed by the innovative thinking and entrepreneurial drive of our faculty, staff and students at the University of California.

At UC campuses across the state, our people make cutting-edge, life-altering discoveries and steer them into the global marketplace where they supply us with new products and services and improve our quality of life.


At UC alone, research last year led to 86 new startups and the creation of 1,769 inventions. Companies founded to commercialize UC technologies generated $14 billion in revenue in 2014.