UCI Innovation Field Trip

UCI Tartan Agenda

Dear Parents,

This Friday, we have the opportunity to participate with UCI at their innovation lab.  

Due to your child’s performance in science and the Tartan Tank project they were selected to participate in the field trip.  This is purely an opportunity and not a requirement or an expectation for their project. Students will need to bring a sack lunch and make up any work that they miss due to the field trip. We will be leaving campus at 12:25PM and returning at 3:15PM this Friday. March 9th.

Please see a description of the UCI Innovation lab below along with a brief description of what the students will be experiencing while there.

We will be visiting UCI Innovation Lab (Quick bio below):

Brings campus-based discoveries together with Orange County’s vibrant business community to support job creation and economic growth. To make this happen, UCI Applied Innovation facilitates connections between UCI and industry, including: entrepreneurs seeking access to university inventions and talent, large corporations looking to tap the school’s research capabilities, and investors wanting to financially support promising new companies. Additionally, UCI Applied Innovation is working to cultivate an “innovation district” in the heart of Orange County, producing more start-ups, more scale-ups, and, ultimately, a world-class entrepreneurial ecosystem.

We will have a:

  1. Tour of the Facilities including The Cove, EvoNexus and various Programs housed or run by UCI Innovation Lab and others.
  2. Panel of Entrepreneurs – Speaking on various Topics and highlighting their Experiences
  3. Informal Feedback – Time where Teams will present to Entrepreneurs and be able to get Feedback

We want students to be exposed to actual Entrepreneurs, Builders, Innovators, Scientists. We want students to build a network of very successful people they can connect with, learn from and model. They will see Coworking Spaces where Startups are launched, specialized programs where graduate students build on multi-million dollar Intellectual Property to much more. We want to show them the possibilities and give them unforgettable experiences. Imagine working side by side with the best of the best, but today.

Two Teams that compete at Tartan Tank Demo Day will be given automatic acceptance to participate in the Wayfair Incubator as well as Office Space to continue developing their Product/Project/Company. Thousands have applied and only the chosen few have been selected.



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