Every fall, UNeMed and UNMC's Vice Chancellor's Office for Research sponsors Innovation & Research Week, a popular series of events intended to celebrate and promote innovation and research at UNMC.
In previous years, events often include an open house to meet UNeMed staff, informational or entertaining seminars, educational workshops and a technology demonstration day. The week culminates with an awards program that specifically recognizes innovative researchers and their work, conferring awards to those who during the previous year have disclosed a new invention, secured a United States patent, or signed a licensing deal. A select few have also received special recognition for extraordinary work, which have included "The Most Promising New Invention," "Innovator of the Year," "Emerging Inventor," and the "Lifetime Achievement" awards.
Innovation Week 2016 will be held October 3-7.
Monday, Oct. 3
Kickoff: 9-11 a.m., DRC Atrium
Tuesday, Oct. 4
3D Printing in Healthcare Panel: Noon-1 p.m., DRC Aud.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
Biomechanics Facility Tour: 10:30 a.m., UNO
Demo Day: 4-6 p.m., Sorrell Center 3001
Thursday, Oct. 6
iEXCEL Expo: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sorrell Center 1012
Innovation Awards: 4-6 p.m., DRC Auditorium