Join us for UChicago Innovation Fest 2017 this May! This month-long celebration of entrepreneurship, science, and discovery around the University of Chicago includes more than 40 events across campus, Chicagoland, and in key cities around the world.
UChicago has a strong innovation pipeline fueled by translational research and commercialization resources, which lead to the unique applications based on scientifically-proven concepts that Innovation Fest celebrates each year.
“Groundbreaking research needs to live beyond the lab and be applied to medical, commercial, and business applications in order to improve people’s lives,” said Susan Cohn, MD, Co-Director of the University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) and Dean for Clinical Research. “Innovation Fest celebrates these discoveries and shares them with the world so that everyone can benefit.”
This annual festival is led by UChicago’s top leaders in innovation, including the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM), the Social Enterprise Initiative at Chicago Booth, and UChicago Research, Innovation and National Laboratories.
#InnoFest has something for everyone, with presentations, workshops, seminars, screenings, and networking events. You can explore solutions to big problems, brainstorm ways to scale impact, and connect with leaders in business, science, healthcare, tech, and more.
Innovation Fest Kick-Off Event
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. May 2
Polsky Exchange North
Researchers make discoveries and create inventions that often translate into tools, treatments, and technologies that benefit humankind. Join University of Chicago leaders and scientists for a discussion on the vital role of translating research today and for two-minute talks that highlight our scientists’ latest research and its promising impact on society. Speakers will cover the importance of translating research to U.S. competitiveness, the changing role of universities in getting scientific inventions and discoveries to market, challenges in our current culture, and opportunities to collaborate with researchers to advance scientific discoveries on campus and beyond.
Join us to learn more about UChicago’s solutions-oriented scientific breakthroughs, recognize our faculty innovators, and find out how to get involved in transforming their research into technologies and businesses that benefit Chicago, the region and the world.
Opening Remarks By: ITM Investigators Presenting Include: