Ways to Get Involved
Do you want to be a part of transforming university innovation that commercializes discoveries designed to benefit humankind and have an economic impact? There are many ways to contribute and you’re invited to join us.
Be a Mentor
Experts-in-Residence Mentoring is a program that connects UCI-affiliated startups with local business leaders who volunteer their time to support the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.LEARN MORE
Be an IP Tech Reviewer
The Invention Transfer Group manages UCI academic discoveries in diverse areas including advanced materials, medical devices, and energy. The business expertise of technology reviewers helps to accelerate promising technologies toward product development and market success.LEARN MORE
Apply for Wayfinder
Wayfinder is an incubator that connects UCI-affiliated startups with essential resources needed to launch, grow and succeed.LEARN MORE
Apply for I-Corps
I-Corps is a market discovery program that leads campus innovators through an immersive learning process to discover their product’s place in the market.LEARN MORE
Thanks to the support from our community, UCI innovators are creating brighter futures every day. There are many ways to contribute. Your gift, at any size, makes an impact and will be greatly appreciated.LEARN MORE
Attend an Event
The Cove @ UCI Applied Innovation is home to hundreds of events and meetings each year with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Check out all of the upcoming events.LEARN MORE
Host an Event
Looking to host an event? The Cove @ UCI Applied Innovation has ideal space for your next event or meeting.CONTACT US
Use Office/Lab Space
The power of the Cove lies in its ability to bring people together with a diverse mix of community partners located on-site. For more information on how you might participate here at the Cove, contact us.CONTACT US
Be an External Domain Expert
Domain Experts recommend the use of POP Grants funds to advance the commercialization of a UCI technology.CONTACT US
Be a Competition Judge
The UCI New Venture Competition offers innovators the opportunity to form a team, launch a startup and potentially fund a business idea – all within five months.
Interested in judging the competition, including special tracks? Contact us.