OMAHA, Neb. (Sept. 4, 2013)—UNeMed Corporation announced today plans for Innovation Week 2013, an annual event that celebrates innovation and discovery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
UNeMed, the technology transfer office for UNMC, is hosting the week-long event, which kicks of with an open house on Monday, Oct. 7. Innovation Week culminates with the Innovation Awards on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. in the Durham Research Center I auditorium. Awards will be presented to UNMC researchers, faculty, staff and students who developed a new invention, secured a patent, or signed a licensing agreement for an invention.
This year UNeMed will also present two special awards honoring the “Innovator of the Year” and the “Most Promising New Invention.” There will also be a drawing where one person will win a free iPad.
The Innovation Awards are open to anyone who wishes to attend, but they must first register at https://iw2013-invite1.eventbrite.com.
Other planned events for Innovation Week include featured speakers and seminars and the “UNMC Startup Demonstration Day,” where startup companies based on UNMC inventions will deliver short presentations about their companies. Innovation Week will also feature giveaways of T-shirts, beverages and other goodies.
A complete schedule of events will be posted to the UNMC calendar soon.