Since so much research today begins at the University levels this is important to connect those who are doing the work with start up companies to where a a win-win business could get started.  In addition, the center offers workshops on how to write grants and how to get started with fund raising.  The University is also a course open the public on how to build innovative teams.  BD 

Local business groups, government agencies and UCI are working together to turn academic research into innovative companies that will create jobs and boost the regional economy.

TriTech Small Business Development Center, a specialty agency to help high-tech, high-growth startups, is working with UCI researchers imageto help them commercialize their technology.

Part of the focus is to educate researchers in developing university-industry partnerships and fundraising and to link them with local small businesses and entrepreneurs to develop new ventures, promote innovation and secure Small Business Innovation Research funding through 11 major government agencies including Department of Defense and Department of Agriculture

The project has included workshops in how to write grant proposals. For information on future workshops, call Matthew Jenusaitis, OCTANe at 949-330-6569 or Marquise Jackson at Tri Tech SBDC, 951-571-6430 or email

As a followup to the project, UCI Extension will offer a course open to the public “Building Innovation Teams” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28, Aug. 4 and 11 at the UCI campus.


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