Catalyst Program

The Catalyst Program accelerates translation of research into products with clinical impact through funding, mentorship, and identification of resources. Catalyst aims to foster academic and industry collaborations as well as enhance education in early translational research and entrepreneurship.

Catalyst Awards

An intramural funding mechanism focused on development of therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health products.


Exploring innovative collaboration models to promote successful translation of research into clinically valuable products.

Industry Partners: MedImmune, Quest Diagnostics, Sun Pharma, Genentech, ShangPharma

UC Partners:
UCSF Innovation, Technology, Alliances
UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation
UC Center for Accelerated Innovation

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Technology Support

UC Center for Accelerated Innovation
A multi-campus funding mechanism for technology development in disease areas of interest to NHLBI and NIDA.

5 Keys to Success

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2017 Spring Report Out
News and Events

Read about the interesting projects supported by the Catalyst program and stay on top of events related to early translational research. Also, read the latest Catalyst eNewsletter. Explore more

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We're Hiring

Sr. Program Manager to help translate early discoveries into products. We are looking for a qualified technical expert in Devices, Digital Health, Diagnostics or Therapeutics to join the successful UCSF Catalyst Program to lead a Catalyst track and support the translation of UCSF technologies. Work with UCSF researchers and the Bay area eco-system to move lab research to products and patients. Apply Req #46855BR

Program Coordinator provides project management, program support, finance support & manages activities for the Catalyst team at Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) including the Catalyst Awards program, the Catalyst Awards Internship Program, UC Center for Accelerated Innovation Program, partnerships with industry and resulting awards, a customer relationship management database and various other tasks. Apply Req #47738BR



New Frontiers & Success Stories

The Catalyst Program several new exciting initiatives and developments, see detailed list