Innovation Awards are tonight

Innovation Week, News

OMAHA, Neb. (October 13, 2022)—Innovation Week wraps up today with two more events, culminating with the anticipated 16th annual Research Innovation Awards ceremony.

At noon, UNeMed will host a discussion about the federal SBIR/STTR Grant program, where expert panelists will cover best practices for those awards. The panel will be at UNO’s main campus at the Weitz Community Engagement Center, and complimentary lunch will be provided to the first 30 guests.

Finally, Innovation Week concludes tonight with the Awards program at Hilton Omaha, located near 10th and Cass Streets in downtown Omaha.

An invitation-only event, the Innovation Awards will begin with a networking cocktail hour at 5 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony. The ceremony will honor all UNMC and UNO inventors who disclosed a new invention, received a U.S. patent, or had their technology licensed during the previous fiscal year.

UNeMed will also present special awards recognizing an Emerging Inventor, the Most Promising New Invention of the Year, and a Startup of the Year.

Innovation Week began on Monday, Oct. 10, with a Kick-Off event in the DRC atrium, and a panel group that examined the basics of technology transfer and commercialization at UNMC and UNO. The next day, UNeMed held two more events, a drug discovery seminar and a networking event.

Yesterday, Innovation Week featured a faculty entrepreneurship mixer and a panel discussion that looked at issues related to software intellectual property and commercialization.

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