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

LaunchPad Watch videos on how to make your project a success


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


Funding Opportunites

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We are happy to announce the launch of AlmirallShare, a new proprietary open innovation initiative aimed at boosting collaborative research in the field of Dermatology.

Through AlmirallShare we want to team up with you to find innovative solutions for skin diseases, together.

We are looking forward to sharing with you our passion for collaborative Science and our commitment to skin heath.

Together, we can fight psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, acne or rosacea. We offer financial and scientific support to develop novel pharmacologically validated in vitro and in vivo research models in any of those skin diseases. Research Grants from €25,000 to €100,000. Apply by Dec 31, 2017 




New Frontiers & Success Stories

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