2012 Research Innovation Week

Innovation Week, News

UNeMed Prepares for the Sixth Annual Innovation Week

OMAHA, Neb. (Oct. 4, 2012)—Following its success over the past five years, UNeMed Corporation announces the return of Innovation Week. Innovation Week 2012will kick off Monday, October 15thwith an event where attendees can meet the UNeMed Staff and grab some cool gifts, while they enjoy snacks and an Espresso or Smoothie. The events will culminate on Thursday, October 18th with the Innovation Awards,a ceremony to honor those individuals who submitted new inventions, obtained patents, and licensed technologies through UNeMed.

Last year, nearly 200 people were exposed to the wide range of services that UNeMed offers. This year we’re gearing up to provide the UNMC research community with a great opportunity to get immersed in the world of technology transfer and commercialization. Innovation week helps raise awareness of how UNeMed can help investigators commercialize their research innovations.

All inventors are recognized during the Innovation Awards for submitting their ideas to the technology transfer office. A special award is given to the most promising new invention. The winning inventor developed an idea that has the most potential to produce a positive impact in healthcare and will receive $10,000 in an unrestricted grant to fund research. A second award will be given to an inventor who is currently working on innovative ideas that have great potential to generate commercial value to the office. This award provides a $25,000 unrestricted research grant.

Additionally, Innovation Week participants can register each time they attend an event to win an iPad. The winner of the iPad will be announced during the Innovation Award Ceremony on October 18th and they must be present to claim their prize.

Make sure you stop by and say hi to the UNeMed staff, we look forward to seeing everyone there!

Schedule of events for Innovation Week

  • October 15th 9 a.m.DRC-I AtriumInnovation Week kicks off in the Durham Research Center Atrium. Come meet the UNeMed staff and grab a free t-shirt and neat gifts while enjoying drinks from Jo-On-The-Go Espresso and Smoothie Bar, as well as snacks. Also, sign up to win an iPad!
  • October 16th 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.DRC-I 1002— Dr. Gary Madsen, Entrepreneur-In-Residence at UNeMed Corp. will discuss what an EIR is and how he can help you. ** Pizza lunch provided while supplies last.
  • October 17th2:00 – 3:00 p.m.DRC-I 1005 — Join Steven Ritchey, Charles Romano, and Denise Mayfield of Thompson Coburn, LLP as they discuss highlights of the America Invents Act.
  • October 18th — 4:00 p.m. ~ — DRC-I 1002 with reception to follow in the Atrium — Innovation Awards Ceremony! ** iPad winner announced at ceremony – Must Be Present to Win!

*** Sign up to win the iPad at the Oct. 15, 16, & 17 events

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