Former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Joins Tri Alpha Energy's Board of Directors

Tri Alpha Energy, the world’s largest and most advanced private fusion company pioneering an innovative approach to clean fusion energy, recently announced Dr. Ernest Moniz, distinguished physicist and the 13th United States Secretary of Energy, as the newest member of its Board of Directors.

Former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Joins Tri Alpha Energy's Board of Directors

Pete Wong of Yummi

Even before the days of Yelp and Instagram, people took pictures of their meals and documented their food experiences. The world's passion for food is clear with the various stories featured in magazines, restaurant reviews by food critics, and the ratings of Tim and Nina Zagat (creators of the now eponymous Zagat Guide). These all serve as early examples of crowd-sourced food reviews. Two years ago, Pete Wong, a UCI alumnus and EiR at the Cove, observed this same fervor for food while living in Shanghai. He saw an opportunity to explore the idea of an interactive food diary, a social utility that can empower users to log and remember their food experiences. 

Pete Wong of Yummi

The UCI Entrepreneur Experience

Innovation is at the heart of UC Irvine, dating back to its founding in 1965. As one of the youngest members of the Association of American Universities, UCI has produced three Nobel laureates and established itself as a global leader in premier research and academic excellence. Numerous innovations have made their way into the community through industry and other collaborative relationships. With more than 30,000 students, UCI is Orange County's second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. 

The UCI Entrepreneur Experience

jCyte Develops Treatment for Rare Eye Disease

jCyte’s stem cell therapy, jCell, was granted orphan drug designation by both the FDA and the European Medicines Agency, making the company eligible for certain patent protections, tax breaks, and grant funding. jCell was accepted into the competitive Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) program at the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

jCyte Develops Treatment for Rare Eye Disease

Africa Day 2017

On Saturday, April 15, UCI Law Center for African Business, Law & Entrepreneurship hosted an all-day event celebrating Africa Day at the Cove. It featured a dance performance and panel discussions on Expression, Censorship and Creativity in Africa as well as Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters. The festivities celebrated the resilience, creativity, and innovation of Africa. 

Africa Day 2017

Tritech Investor Ready Workshops

On Tuesday evening, Bill Waldo hosted the first installment of the Tri-Tech Workshop Series, “How to Prepare for the Investor Audition,” at the Cove. Waldo advised budding entrepreneurs on what it takes to become investor ready and getting funded by outlining the investment process and investor expectations at each stage.

Tritech Investor Ready Workshops

Irvine Company Innovation Day

The Irvine Company hosted its annual Innovation day on March 20 at the Cove. Its members and leaders discussed new technology implemented in Irvine Company buildings and it’s benefits. They also explored new technology that they could possibly implement in the future. Keynote Speaker Neil Sahota from IBM Watson introduced the concept of AI and how it can be implemented into everyday life. 

Irvine Company Innovation Day

Experiencing the Future in Augmented and Virtual Reality

On March 22, the OC Department of Education and CTE Partnership presented on the topic of experiencing the future in augmented and virtual reality. The presentation was led by guest speaker, Mark Bachman, Ph.D, the chief IoT evangelist and technologist at The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2).
 

Experiencing the Future in Augmented and Virtual Reality

UCI School of ICS Alum Launches Kickstarter Campaign

In 2015, Neeraj Kumar '16 was set to complete his last full year of studies as a master’s student in informatics and computer science, interned at Google (where he now works as a software engineer) and became an entrepreneur. This last dream became a reality when he took first place in the 2016 Butterworth Product Development Competition at ICS with a $7,500 prize to start his business.

UCI School of ICS Alum Launches Kickstarter Campaign

FunBand Proof of Concept Events a Success

The debut of Funband’s tracker, Funloop, occurred over the weekend of April 22. The Saturday event was a large picnic at Mason Park in Irvine, CA.
There were approximately 200 men, women and children in attendance. The FunBand team were on hand to introduce, explain and demonstrate the prototypes to the curious picnickers. Most parents were very eager to try the tracker and had fun sending their children to run around while they watched and tracked them on the apps.

FunBand Proof of Concept Events a Success

Tech in Motion - Cyber Security Panel

On February 23rd, Tech in Motion hosted a panel at the Cove that shared its insights on cybersecurity at the Cove. The panel discussed the problems cybersecurity faces and its importance in every industry. Tech in Motion’s mission is to connect technology enthusiasts with other professionals, in order to discover new tech and trends. The panel discussion was led by some of Southern California’s top cyber security leaders.

Tech in Motion - Cyber Security Panel

UCI Startup Integra Devices' Manufacturing Technology Enables Efficient Production of Novel Microdevices to Transform Internet of Things and 5G wireless applications

Integra Devices enables the manufacture of integrated, microscopic 3D structures that sense things, move things, and modify radio waves to make possible new Internet of Things and 5G wireless applications. Integra’s patented manufacturing technique, called Amalga™, makes it possible to manufacture of complex 3D microstructures in laminates such as package substrates and printed circuit boards (PCB). Based on 15 years of research from the University of California Irvine, Amalga™ overcomes the limitations of existing silicon processes, providing multiple industries the ability to miniaturize electromechanical products (like radio frequency/microwave electromechanical relays that can transmit and or receive signals between devices) to an extent not possible before. "This is groundbreaking technology that offers designers another toolbox to considerably increase the performance of their products,” commented Sourabh Dhillon, business development manager for Integra Devices. “We are looking forward to working with our customers to help enable a new breed of solutions."

UCI Startup Integra Devices' Manufacturing Technology Enables Efficient Production of Novel Microdevices to Transform Internet of Things and 5G wireless applications