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 plan it is entering into the New Venture Competition. Winners of the Tech Surge track are eligible for over $15,000 in grant money to further develop their ventures post competition in the Wayfinder incubator program @ UCI Applied Innovation.

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


2019 Important Dates

Sunday, February 24th – Concept Papers Due (serves as competition registration)

Wednesday, May 22nd – Final Presentations and Awards Ceremony


Other Information

Questions? Email Hayley Young ( and Steve Huyn (



Hayley Young

Assistant Director, New Venture Group


Steven Huyn, Ph.D.

Senior Licensing Officer