UCI Beall Applied Innovation Proof of Product Fall 2023 Awards Announced

Proof of Product calibrates and accelerates the pathway to market for promising UCI discoveries – driven by expert review from industry partners, critical funding for assessing commercial potential and strengthens potential for future funding and impact.

The Fall 2023 round received 44 proposals from nine different Schools/Units across campus.

Congratulations UCI Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic general track awardee:

Petra Wilder-Smith, Beckman Laser Institute/School of Medicine

Project: Integrated Intelligent Intraoral Camera for Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer Screening and Management to Achieve Early Detection and Better Outcomes

“The Proof of Product Award will allow us to move forward quickly and effectively with commercializing our oral cancer probe for the United States market as a user-friendly dental intraoral camera,” stated Dr. Wilder-Smith.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Wilder-Smith and her visionary leadership in the pioneering use of optics and photonics technologies for improving oral health, saving thousands of lives.

About Proof of Product
Proof of Product is a transformative resource for UC Irvine researchers, designed to infuse use-inspiration and critical funds into commercially promising research projects. Through rigorous review, feedback and selection by domain experts, researchers can seek up to $100,000 in critical funding to advance commercialization. This crucial support underwrites a spectrum of activities, including customer discovery efforts, feasibility studies, and prototype development. These pivotal phases of commercial validation enhance a project’s appeal to investors and refine its marketability with industry partners.

Click here to view current and past awardees on the UCI Beall Applied Innovation website.