Below is a selection of grants and other opportunities for USC innovators. To find more programs, check out: http://stevens.usc.edu/be_opportunities.php
2011 USC Student Innovator Showcase - Call for Applications Open Deadline to Apply - October 16 at 11:59PM
Experience cutting-edge innovation at the 2011 USC Student Innovator Showcase and Competition! Hosted each year on the opening day of Trojan Family Weekend, this celebration of creativity gives parents and students alike a highly interactive glimpse into the imaginations of USC student innovators and a sneak peak at tomorrow's world. Apply today!
Kauffman Foundation Expands Global Scholars Program Deadline Oct 17
Do you have an innovative business idea in a science, technology or engineering field? The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is expanding its Global Scholars Program to include up to 10 recent graduates from US colleges and universities. Apply here!
For more innovation events, check out the USC Stevens' event calendar: http://stevens.usc.edu/calendar.php
CRUNCH Workshop October 13
CRUNCH workshops, hosted by the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, are collaborative, interactive, and fun events designed to inspire you! This month's CRUNCH workshop is "Buring the Midnight Oil." Learn how to develop in iOS for iPhone and iPad apps. Find out more about CRUNCH here.
Los Angeles Premeire of Short Film Written and Directed By USC Alumnus October 16
USC alumnus Andrew McGregor is premiering the short film "Playing with Dolls," that he wrote and directed, at the Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood. Join the cast and crew, including Daniel Franzese of "Mean Girls, for a BBQ and film festivity! "Mean Girls" and "Bully" will also be screened.
LES 2011 Annual Meeting October 16-19
The Licensing Executive Society will host their annual event at the Grand Hyatt in San Diego to exchange best practices and hands-on experience with thought leaders and professionals. Over 1,000 intellectual property, licensing, strategy, technology transfer and business development professionals will attend from all industries to discuss LES's 2011 theme of creating opportunities in turbulent business and legal environments.
The Atlantic Meets the Pacific: At the Horizon of Technology, Energy and Health October 17-19
This three-day forum in La Jolla at the Scripps Seaside Forum focuses on cutting-edge ideas shaping our future with a special emphasis on three topic terrains: technology in the globalizing world, energy, and health. The event features interaction between business and thought leaders, exclusive visits to groundbreaking research labs and interactive laboratories at the Salk Institute, the Scripps Research Institute, the Sanford-Burnham Institute, UC San Diego's Moores Cancer Center, and new media and science centers at CalIT2 and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. To register, click here.
Mindshare Los Angeles Movie Screening October 26
Join Mindshare LA for a screening of Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place by Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood. The film will reveal real life footage of Ken Kesey's legendary cross-country trip on the Magic Bus in 1964, which inspired the novel The Eclectic Kool-Aid Acid Trip by Tom Wolfe.
USC Student Innovator Showcase October 28
The annual USC Student Innovator Showcase, hosted by the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, demonstrates the creative thinking and pragmatic solutions to everyday issues that students are creating at USC. The showcase has featured students from 16 different schools at USC, from cinematic arts to engineering. Find out more about the USC Student Innovator Showcase here.
Sustainability & the Global Clean-Tech November 3
Join the Los Angeles World Affairs Council Young Professionals in a riveting panel discussion with many of clean tech industry's leaders. Sarah Backhouse, the TV host of Future 360, will moderate the event. Find out more and purchase tickets here.
Apply Now for Trojan Hack – The First 24 Hour Hackathon At USC February 4
Students from any university in the Los Angeles area can team up and compete to see which school really has the best programmers and entrepreneurs at the first ever Trojan Hackathon! The event is hosted by the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation. Find out more here.