ABC Innovation Prize

The Viterbi School of Engineering offers USC undergraduate students an opportunity to use innovation to develop solutions in three areas:

  • Atoms – engineering hardware products
  • Bits – digital projects, such as mobile and web apps, including AI, ML applications
  • Cells – biomedical or bioengineering projects

The top three winning teams will each receive $1000.

Come join our ABC info session on Friday, January 20, 2023 @ 12 pm PST at USC, for more information. Register HERE.


The 2022-2023 Atoms, Bits, and Cells (ABC) Innovation Prize competition will be hosting its culminating Finals event on:

May 1, 2023 @ 2pm PT

2023 Key Dates

Fri, January 0 @ 12pm PST
Info Session
Sun, February 0 @ 11:59pm PST
Applications Close
Mon, February 0 @ 5pm PST
Acceptance Notifications
Wed, February 0 @ 2:00pm PST
Workshop 1: Customer Discovery
Wed, March 0 @ 2:00pm PST
Workshop 2: Value Propositions
Wed, March 0 @ 2:00pm PST
Workshop 3: Relationships
Wed, April 0 @ 2:00pm PST
Semi Finals
Mon, May 0 @ 2:00pm PST
Final Showcase

2023 Funding

Each team can apply for funding of up to $200 to work on their innovation.

Funding instructions and submission deadline will be announced after acceptance notifications are sent to the teams.

2022 ABC Winners

And the winner goes to...

FLICK - Flick is a portal for facilitating freelance projects with the protection of self executing escrow smart contracts.

Trojan Charge - Pop up mobile chargers for university campuses

CTRL +F - A digital platform that hopes to be place where you can find unlimited positions, research jobs, and beyond...

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the ABC competition and attended the workshops.

Published on June 9th, 2021

Last updated on January 20th, 2023