CaliforniaInventionCenter

The California Invention Center (CIC) was created by Lawrence Udell in August 1995 through a grant provided by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) in collaboration with the Office of Energy Related Inventions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in collaboration with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).

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It is the only “Invention Center” in America co-sponsored by the government, industry, and academia. It provides a focus on the process of invention as the key element in technology dispersion. The CIC activities are designed to encourage and facilitate creative individuals to draw on new and existing technologies to address societal needs and economic opportunities.

It’s primary purposes include:

 

 

THE CIC IS NOT A MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATION