Connecting resources to drive innovation.

UCI Applied Innovation brings campus-based discoveries together with Orange County’s vibrant business community to support job creation and economic growth.

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Ever-evolving community.

We want to make UCI’s massive body of research and creative energy accessible and useful to Applied Innovation’s ever-evolving community of businesses, investors and entrepreneurs.

A one-stop shop for industry collaboration.

Applied Innovation serves as the “front door” for industry collaboration with UCI; a one-stop shop for outside entrepreneurs seeking access to university inventions and talent, large corporations looking to tap the school’s research capabilities, and investors who want to put their cash into promising new companies.

UCI has been a driving force in uncovering breakthroughs that have real-world impact. Together, we hope to bring these discoveries to life, benefiting students, faculty, business leaders, and the community and society as a whole.

- Donald R. Beall,

chairman emeritus and retired chairman/CEO, Rockwell

An “innovation district” in the heart of Orange County.

We are working to cultivate an “innovation district” in the heart of Orange County; producing more start-ups, more scale-ups, and ultimately a world-class entrepreneurial ecosystem.