UCI Applied Innovation

Brings campus-based discoveries together with Orange County’s vibrant business community to support job creation and economic growth. To make this happen, UCI Applied Innovation facilitates connections between UCI and industry, including: entrepreneurs seeking access to university inventions and talent, large corporations looking to tap the school’s research capabilities, and investors wanting to financially support promising new companies. Additionally, UCI Applied Innovation is 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.

What Makes UCI Applied Innovation Unique?

Every aspect of UCI Applied Innovation has been designed with a focus on the business community. Whether it's moving at the speed of business or creating an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship, UCI Applied Innovation understands that bringing great innovation to market requires a very intentional approach to industry engagement.

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