UCI Applied Innovation Lab Tour Details

Universities are now adapting and leading the creation of regional, integrated innovation ecosystems, managing in a more federated way the resources, strengths and friction points in translating university research and intellectual property into commercially viable products and services, and driving regional economic impact. In this new age, connectivity has given us a multitude of contributors in defining the problems which drive innovation, allowing organizations to now operate in an age of abundance in most other areas related to innovation. As a result, sustaining engagement throughout the process from innovation to societal impact allows organizations to vastly increase the ability to produce, analyze and derive actionable insight from data. Join this innovation tour to unpack how UCI has focused on partnership with industry on a much deeper level; moving from transactional relationships to strategic, collaborative engagement in every corner of the university, and at every stage of the innovation and commercialization process.

About UCI:

UCI Applied Innovation is reinventing the way university innovation is done; expanding on a historical track record of over $14.5 billion in university-connected start-up funding. We're changing industry and university collaboration, engaging earlier and deeper. Through a network of venture capitalists, angel investors, programming partners and domain experts, all co-located under one roof at The Cove, a state-of-the-art innovation facility, we’re accelerating entrepreneurial success and building more start-ups.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Insight on how industry leaders, domain experts and university faculty can work together to create commercially viable products and services
  • Guide to the systems and tools to make enterprise and university partnerships seamless
  • Blueprint for creating a collaborative innovation culture across the organization, and extending that culture into the broader community

What You’ll Learn:

  • How do best in class organizations move from an articulation of a series of disconnected "things' that universities and industry offer to one another and drive toward a more agile, adaptable relationship, coordinating and integrating what each sector does well?
  • How is this managed while not disrupting the traditional core competencies of each, which maintain their importance?
  • How can enterprises and universities come together to create strategic, collaborative engagements at every stage of innovation and through the commercialization process?

Hosted By

Richard Sudek, Ph.D.

Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director
UC Irvine Applied Innovation



  • 8:00am

    Networking Breakfast
  • 8:45am

    Shuttle to Site

  • 9:30am

    Innovation Center Immersion

  • 12:00pm

    Networking Luncheon

  • 1:00pm

    Executive Roundtable

  • 2:00pm

    UCI Innovation Lab Immersion and Executive Roundtable Conclude

  • 2:30pm

    Shuttle Returns to Disney's Grand California Hotel & Spa


UCI Applied Innovation

5141 California Ave., Irvine, CA, 92697-7700

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GILC Members

Members receive complimentary admission to the UCI Innovation Lab Tour, as well as New Product Innovation & Development event.


Non-members are invited to participate in the UCI Innovation Tour for an investment of $395.

Participate in both the New Product Innovation & Development event and the UCI Innovation Lab Tour for one low price! Click here for full details.

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