Contact Us

Renee Reijo Pera, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, (805) 756-5153
Christopher L. Kitts, Interim Dean of Research, (805) 756-1508

For assistance with Dr. Kitt's calendar, research compliance, research policies, and web information:
Debbie A. Hart, Compliance/Information Officer, (805) 756-1508

For assistance with Dr. Reijo Pera's calendar, faculty and student research programs, technology transfer, and events:
Allie Walter, Executive Assistant, (805) 756-5153


Office of Research and Economic Development
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0034

We are located on the Cal Poly campus in Building 38 (Math and Science), Room 154.
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Grants Development Office and Sponsored Programs Office

For assistance with pre-award processes, contact the Grants Development Office; for assistance with post-award processes, contact the Sponsored Programs Office.

Amy Velasco, Director
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Telephone: (805) 756-2982 or (805) 756-1123

Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, and Technology Park

Jim Dunning,  Director of Economic Development and Technology Transfer
Telephone: (805) 756-5551

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