Innovation Challenge


Inviting UCLA Students to Solve Real-World Problems Through Technology

We believe the strongest solutions to complex problems come from a diversity of thought, experiences, and backgrounds. This initiative brings together UCLA students from all disciplines and backgrounds to collaborate on driving a positive change in society.

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This initiative provides ample opportunities for students to learn from industry leaders at major technology companies, meet and collaborate with like-minded students across campus and receive guidance from subject matter experts to propel their venture to the next level.

Innovation Challenge Events

Cross Campus Tech Mixer - Wed, October 25, 2023 @ 4PM
Team Formation Mixer + Info Session - Tue, November 14, 2023 - 5-7PM
Team Formation Lunch + Info Session - Tue, December 7, 2023 - 11:30AM-1PM
Team Formation Mixer + Info Session - Tue, January 16, 2024 - 5-7PM 
IDEATHON - Fri, January 26, 2024 - 2-6PM


up to $50k in cash prizes awarded

Team Testimonials



Innovation Challenge partners UCLA Anderson, UCLA Health and Institute for Carbon Management

Special thanks to Dean Tony Bernardo for his continued support of this very important cross campus initiative

Supporting Organizations 

Supporting Organizations

Rules and Contact Information


For rules and competition details click here.

For any other questions, please contact Connor Dougherty, Innovation Challenge Program Manager at OR schedule a 1:1 meeting via Calendly