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11 innovative UC researchers elected to National Academy of Inventors

For their pioneering research that improves the welfare of others in everything from cancer treatments to reproductive health, 11 UC innovators have been elected fellows to the prestigious National Academy of Inventors.

Newest UC members of NAI hail from across the campuses at UCs Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Barbara. NAI said their recognition reflects the fellows’ “prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.”

An innovation powerhouse, UC has ranked No. 1 in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents since 2013, when NAI and the Intellectual Property Owners Association began publishing said rankings.

With a pace of roughly five new inventions per day, researchers and entrepreneurs at UC have spawned hundreds of new companies employing tens of thousands of Californians, contributing more than $20 billion to the state’s economy, according to a UC-commissioned study released in August by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.

Read full article about the 11 researchers who have been elected to the NAI.

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