Every fall, UNeMed and UNMC's Vice Chancellor Office for Research sponsors Innovation & Research Week, a popular series of events intended to celebrate and promote innovation and research at UNMC.
This year, Innovation Week was postponed from October, and will enter its 15th year as an all-virtual series of events. The week will begin Monday, Feb. 7, with an expert panel discussion at noon, continue with additional panel discussions on Tuesday and Wednesday, and finally culminate on Thursday, Feb. 10, with the awards ceremony. All events are listed below, and are subject to change. Check back regularly for any updates or modifications.
Innovation Week 2021 Schedule
Monday, Feb. 7
■ Panel: Prototyping & Manufacturing | Zoom, Noon-1 p.m. | Expert panel will discuss prototyping strategies and available resources or researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs who have ideas for new devices or ideas for improving existing ones. Free and open to all. Zoom Link
Tuesday, Feb. 8
■ Panel: Adventures in Starting Up | Zoom, Noon-1 p.m. | Expert panel will discuss tips, tricks, cautionary tales and lessons learned in starting a new company on the back of a University innovation. Free and open to all. Zoom Link
Wednesday, Feb. 9
■ Panel: Startup Resources | Zoom, Noon-1 p.m. | Expert panel will discuss the local resources available for researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs looking to build their own startup company, including potential funding opportunities. Free and open to all.Zoom Link
Thursday, Feb. 10
■ Research Innovation Awards | Zoom, Noon-1 p.m. | A celebration of the innovation and research developed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. All faculty, students and staff who contributed to a new invention disclosure, received a U.S. patent or had a technology licensed during the fiscal year will be honored. Special awards for Innovator of the Year and the Most Promising New Invention of 2021 will also be presented. Zoom Link