Our Mission

The primary mission of UCSB’s Office of Technology & Industry Alliances (TIA) is to build the foundation for long-term, productive and mutually beneficial relationships between UCSB and its industry collaborators.

About Us

TIA was established in August 2005 with two main responsibilities: to manage the intellectual property developed through UCSB research (including out-licensing) and to manage the many agreements with industry partners that support research collaborations (including research agreements, material transfer agreements, non-disclosure agreements and memorandums of understanding).

TIA was one of the first university technology transfer offices to have full delegation of authority to negotiate and execute both licensing and research agreements. Our ability to negotiate both licensing and research agreements eliminates the need for our corporate partners to progress through multiple university offices and gives TIA the opportunity to build an in-depth understanding of the needs of our industry partners. It also allows TIA to simultaneously negotiate licensing and research agreements, when appropriate.

Get in Touch

342 Lagoon Road, Mail Code 2055 Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Metered parking is available in Lot 6, located on the left-hand side of Lagoon Road. Guest parking permit is only valid in the Coast Access parking spaces.

(805) 893-5196

Monday - Friday | 9 AM - 5 PM

Our Team

Claire Driscoll

Claire Driscoll



Kevin Stewart

Kevin Stewart

Associate Director, Industry Contracts


Alexander Padilla ucsb tia

Alexander Padilla

Marketing Manager


Mary Raven ucsb

Mary Raven

Senior Licensing Officer


Cara Winnewisser ucsb tia

Cara Winnewisser

Industry Contracts Officer


Jenna Nakano ucsb tia

Jenna Nakano

MTA / NDA Officer



Maila Willems

Office Manager


Chris Lauw ucsb tia

Chris Lauw

Systems Administrator