IMC Tech SIG Meeting


When: October 14
6-8 PM
Where: UCI, Institute for Innovation
5141 California Ave, Ste 200
rrvine, California  92697
United States
Curt Deckert, CMC, PhD, Chair, IMC Technology SIG. (Sign in to view e-mail address)

Event Details
IMC Tech SIG Meeting

New UCI Institute for Innovation

Helps Entrepreneurs Grow Successful Businesses

Meeting at UCI , Institute for Innovation, 5141 California Ave, Ste 200, Irvine, CA 92697
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Food and beverages will be served.

Joi n us at the new UCI Institute for Innovation to learn about an interdisciplinary center focused on integrating research, entrepreneurship and technology to create real-world applications that benefit the public and drive the economy as a working  community of students, scholars, industries, and entrepreneurs of innovation in Orange County. Funded by a $5 million endowment from the Beall Family Foundation, it incorporates UCI’s Office of Technology Alliances and the functions of corporate relations for industry-sponsored research.  The new Institute is driving innovation by:

    licensing technology out to the business community;
    leveraging innovation resources on campus;
    connecting entrepreneurs to venture capital networks and seed funding sources;
    matching businesses with faculty and students; and
    extending relationships and connections across campus.

This center will become the single point of contact for helping students and faculty transform discoveries into practices and products that benefit society.  It will help corporate partners and business leaders interested in research opportunities, working with UCI’s spin-off companies, licensing technologies and other innovation-related interactions.


6:00 - 6:30 p.m.: Light dinner, refreshments, and networking.

6:30 - 7:15 p.m.: Introductions, Institute of Innovation presentation, and Q&A discussions

7:15 -7:45 p.m.: Preliminary presentations from several new startups

7:45 - 8:00 p.m: Optional tour of present incubator and other facilities