Important Message to Our Community

To be cautious & in line with best practices for public spaces, the Cove has closed. All programming will be suspended & on-site services will not be available. Our diligent team is working remotely & can offer support/info via phone. We will reopen in accordance with state guidelines. Stay healthy!

Event Spaces

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The Beach

The Beach is a purpose-built event space that can accommodate over 300 guests and features 180 degrees of seamless display technology that can easily play content in any configuration. This inviting, ultramodern space is ideal for all manner of events, including seminars, meetings, conferences, panels, networking dinners and workshops.

Front podiums and center dais for presentations and panel discussions, spotlighting, floor power outlets throughout, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi

132-foot-long Hiperwall screen
Wireless microphones
Confidence monitors
Countdown timer
Recording and live event streaming with a controllable built-in camera system
Remote video conferencing
Built-in overhead speakers
Music playback
Live social media feeds
Direct television source

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Venture Cove

Venture Cove is a state-of-the-art pitching, screening and presentation space that features a high-resolution wall-size screen and seating for up to 200 guests, combined. For events requiring breakout rooms or multiple spaces, Venture Cove can be split into three separate rooms of varying sizes. This space was specifically designed to accommodate all presentation, video conferencing, recording and livestreaming requirements.

Front podium for presenting and pitching, built-in power outlets and USB charging stations on tables, ergonomic office chairs, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and a separate entrance for Venture Cove Room C

36-foot-long Hiperwall screen
Recording and live event streaming with a controllable built-in camera system
Wireless microphones
Confidence monitors
Remote video conferencing
Built-in overhead speakers
Music playback
Live social media feeds
Direct television source

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Longboard Lounge & Tiki Bar

The Longboard Lounge is a relaxed indoor space for entertaining guests. The space can be utilized in conjunction with the Beach and Venture Cove as a break area, networking space and to serve guests. The Longboard Lounge can also serve as an exhibition space for poster sessions. In addition, the Tiki Bar – a fully designed entertainment space – is available as a casual reception area with indoor and outdoor seating, and features a wet bar and designated food preparation area to streamline bartending and catering services.

Wet bar and designated catering preparation area with countertops, pantry space, sinks, refrigerator, freezer and ice machine

TV screens
Music playback
Live social media feeds

Lab Space

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Cove Prototyping Lab (generously supported by Base 11)

Who are Cove Prototyping Lab users:
UCI students, UCI staff, Wayfinder Teams, Cove Tenants, Base 11 and the general public. Users can sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly access. All prototyping work is performed by the user upon receiving training on the laboratory equipment. Cove Laboratory technical staff do not perform design work or process development.

FDM 3D Printer: Ultimaker 2+ (qty. 4)
FDM 3D Printer: Ultimaker 3 (dual extrusion)
FDM 3D Printer: Ultimaker S5 (dual extrusion)
FDM 3D Printer: Makerbot Replicator 5th Generation
SLA 3D Printer: ProJet 1200 (qty. 2)
SLA 3D Printer: Form 3
Laser Cutter/Engraver: Epilog Fusion M2 32 (75 W, CO2)
Laser Cutter/Engraver: Universal Laser Systems VLS 4.60 (60 W, CO2)
3D Scanner: Artec EVA
3D Scanner: Artec Space Spider
Vacuum Former: Mayku FormBox
Vinyl Cutter: Roland CAMM-1 GS-24
Desktop Mill: Roland SRM-20
CNC: ShopBot PRSalpha Buddy 48
Mini-Mill: SIEG X2D
Mini-Lathe: SIEG C3
Woodworking Bandsaw: Jet 14”
Scroll Saw: DeWALT 20” variable-speed
Hand tools, hand drill, hand saws, cordless Dremel

Electronics Workstations: soldering & SMT equipment, multimeters, power supplies, oscilloscopes and function generators
Inspection Microscope: Amscope Trinocular Stereo Microscope, USB microscopes
Molding/Casting/Composites Station: High temperature oven, toaster oven, vacuum pump/chamber, air compressor
Chemical fume extraction hood
Acid & flammable cabinets
Open work tables
Private benches (rental dependent on availability)
Computer workstations
Sink & eye wash station


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OC Cove

The OC Cove is an open workspace within the Cove @ UCI. The workspace includes access to events, offices, conference rooms, and is the primary work area for teams accepted into the Wayfinder incubator program. The space provides an area for startup incubation activities and access to a collection of partners from within the OC region covering the financial, technological, education, investment, business services and legal consulting sectors.

• Business planning and consulting on-site through partners and the SBDC
• Legal and IP consulting
• Workspace and equipment for startups
• On-site venture and seed funding partners
• Grant and scholarship assistance
• Innovation and entrepreneurship workshops and education

• Rolling tables and chairs
• Moveable white boards
• Overhead electrical
• Conference room reservation system
• Monitored reception area and security system
• AV Capabilities
• Kitchen area
• Vending machines
• Outdoors patio