Programs

The Business of Science Center encourages entrepreneurship and innovation through our programs. For the past five years, we have continued to cultivate an atmosphere of innovation, entrepreneurship, and cross-disciplinary collaboration at UCLA.  The MedTech Innovation Program (MTI) two-quarter graduate course has been held for years and reflects the increasing scope of clinical needs we address within the UCLA Healthcare System. The Venture Team Program, our core program for helping UCLA faculty and staff to assess the commercial viability of their research, completed its fifth year in 2015.  The Advancing Women in Science and Engineering (AWiSE) team hosted seminars and networking events and held their 2nd annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) outreach program for middle school students. Inventathon will have their third medtech hackathon in March 5-6, 2015. The Social Entrepreneurship Initiative continues to promote social entrepreneurship interests on campus and establish partnerships with Los Angeles nonprofits to further develop their services.