On October 27, 2020, Amir Naiberg, Associate Vice Chancellor and President and CEO of the UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG), announced an open call for UCLA’s third cohort of Faculty Innovation Fellows. The campus-wide Faculty Innovation Fellows program is aimed at advancing entrepreneurial excellence and startup culture among faculty. Open to all UCLA faculty and postdoctoral researchers, 8-10 teams will be invited to participate during winter and spring quarters 2021. The program is designed to advance innovative faculty projects into new startups, centers, or non-profits through a series of workshops and 1:1 venture consulting meetings. The program culminates in a public Pitch Showcase to the UCLA community and a network of local entrepreneurs and investors.
The application deadline is November 29, 2020, 11:59 pm. Open informational office hours are being held via Zoom on November 4, 13, and 20 to answer questions about the program. For more information, please view the program webpage and the BruinPost.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the program has transitioned to a virtual experience for the 2021 cohort.