Applied Innovation

UCI Applied Innovation is a dynamic platform where the campus, industry, investors and entrepreneurs come together to move UCI research from the lab to the real world. We were designed to accelerate campus innovation and bridge the gaps between invention and impact. UCI Applied Innovation fosters close collaboration between UCI and the business community. By strengthening our innovation ecosystem, UCI Applied Innovation is working to be at the center of regional economic vitality where successful entrepreneurship leads to job creation and economic advancement for all.


This year, UCI Applied Innovation is offering two different Giving Day options:


Student Startup Fund - micro grants for expenses such as travel to pitch competitions, conferences, or other small, urgent costs that promising, resource-strapped undergraduate students face as they forge ahead in their entrepreneurial journeys.


The ANTrepreneur Center - on-campus mentorship and educational resources for UCI students exploring entrepreneurship.


Thank you for supporting these worthy innovation initiatives!

Choi Family 100 Gifts for $100,000 Challenge
The first 100 gifts made to the ANTrepreneur Center on Giving Day will unlock the very generous Choi Family gift of $100,000!
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