Tech Surge

Tech Surge is a special track of the UCI New Venture Competition focused on the translation of UCI-generated innovations. To qualify for this track, a team must use UCI intellectual property as a core element of the business it is entering into the New Venture Competition. Winners of the Tech Surge track are eligible for over $25,000 in grant money to further develop their ventures post competition in the Wayfinder incubator program @ UCI Applied Innovation.

View a list of the Available Technologies here.

Details for the Tech Surge track information can be foundĀ here.

More information about the New Venture Competition can be foundĀ here.


2018 Important Dates

Tuesday, February 25th – Concept Papers Due (serves as competition registration) SUBMIT HERE

Wednesday, May 16th – Tech Surge Final Presentations

Friday, May 18th – New Venture Competition Finals and Tech Surge Awards


Other Information

Questions? Email Hayley Young ( and Steve Huyn (

Interested in becoming being a competition judge? Complete this form.



Hayley Young

Assistant Director, New Venture Group


Steven Huyn, Ph.D.

Senior Licensing Officer