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 $1,000!



We have workshops during the spring 2021 semester to teach you about customer discovery and pitch decks.


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

Please write a proposal for funding and then submit your document by March 5, 2021 at 11:59 PM.


To apply, you will be asked to provide:

  • Description of a problem and how you are solving it with your technology
  • Name, school, email, graduation date, and one sentence bio for each team member

All USC undergraduate students are invited to participate, although each team must have at least one Viterbi undergraduate student as a member. The maximum number of team members is five. All team members must be undergraduate students.

Applications due on Monday, February 1, 2021 by 11:59 PM.