Intellectual Ventures

Caltech-Intellectual Ventures Faculty Select Innovation Development Awards

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) entered into a multi-year agreement with Intellectual Ventures (IV) to promote innovation.  One component of this relationship is the Faculty Select Innovation Development Awards program.


IV seeks to support innovative research and patentable inventions that enable new solutions in fields including materials, photonics, wireless, electronics and software.  Awards typically cover one year and funding amounts range from $75,000 to $150,000.


2013 Recipients: 

2012 Recipients:
  • Shuki Bruck, Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Computation and Neural Systems & Electrical Engineering
  • Alain Martin, Professor of Computer Science
  • Oskar Painter, Professor of Applied Physics 

About Intellectual Ventures

Founded in 2000, IV is the global leader in the business of invention.  IV collaborates with leading inventors, partners with pioneering companies and invests both expertise and capital in the process of invention.  IV’s mission is to energize and streamline an invention economy that will drive innovation around the world.


For additional information, please contact Mary Beth Campbell, Caltech Office of Technology Transfer,







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