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UC Innovation Awards

Enhancing collaboration and innovation to solve real-world problems and spur California's economy.

UC Blum Federation

With $1.32 million from UCOP,  Blum Centers and initiatives from across the UC system will work together to tackle global poverty, economic and social justice, and democracy.

Proof of Concept Program: Commercialization Gap Grants

The Proof of Concept Commercialization Gap Grants (PoC Program) initiative was launched in 2011 to advance both the research and public service missions of UC. The program funds innovations and discoveries at the cusp of commercialization that require a final demonstration of their commercial viability.

UC Discovery Grant

The UC Discovery Grant promotes collaborations between UC researchers and industry partners in the interest of supporting cutting-edge research, strengthening the state’s economy, and serving the public good.