This website reflects the July 2021 academy.
We will update in early 2022. Please check back.
Designed for faculty and postdocs in computer science and engineering, our National Innovators Forum—Entrepreneurship Academy helps you gain the knowledge and networks you need to identify, develop and validate the commercial potential of your research or idea ... to successfully move it off campus and into the world.
UC Davis has a rich entrepreneurship ecosystem that flourishes across our campus. For over a decade the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has taken the latest in innovation research to design programs for university researchers that build the entrepreneurial mindset. We are delighted to now make this wealth of expertise available to a wider audience.
The academy will take place as a Zoom webinar, with interactive lectures, talks by guest entrepreneurs and industry experts, and individual and small-group activities from 8:30 a.m. to noon and select afternoon sessions. Join with innovators from across the U.S. for this rich experience this summer!
Join the community of university innovators across the U.S. who are using their research to advance solutions in computer science and engineering.
Develop a network of professionals in a diversity of areas who can help you move forward with your new venture or incorporate entrepreneurial thinking into your work.
Meet one-on-one in a speed-dating format with industry experts, who help you focus your approach and hone your pitch.
Interactive workshops, rich panel discussions, office hours and more provide a solid foundation to help you commercialize your research.
Chancellor, UC Davis
UC Davis Graduate School of Management
The National Math and Science Initiative
—ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACADEMY ALUMNUS
Innovation in action. | UC Davis Professor of Computer Science Kwan-Liu Ma sits with his World Plankton Popluations table at the Exploratorium, a museum of art, science and human perception in San Francisco.