OMAHA, Neb. (Jan. 24, 2022)—After a four-month postponement, the 15th annual Innovation Week will begin next month, on Monday, Feb. 7, with a full slate of virtual events.
Innovation Week, an annual celebration of innovation and discovery at the University of Nebraska’s Omaha campuses, is sponsored by UNeMed, the technology transfer and commercialization office for UNMC and UNO.
Innovation Week will begin at noon on Monday, Feb. 7, with a panel discussion about local prototyping services. The expert panel is expected to explore prototyping strategies and available resources for researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs who have ideas for new devices or ideas for improving existing ones.
The discussion is free and open to all, and will be held via Zoom at https://bit.ly/iWEEK21proto.
On the following day, Tuesday, Feb. 8, the second panel group will get underway at noon with a discussion about University startups. A group of startup CEOs and inventor-founders will discuss tips, tricks, cautionary tales and lessons learned from their “Adventures in Starting Up.”
This Zoom event is also free and open to all: https://bit.ly/iWEEKstartup.
Innovation Week will continue on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at noon with its third and final panel discussion, this one exploring resources for those interested in building a startup company. That event will also be held via Zoom: http://bit.ly/iWEEKsbir.
Innovation Week concludes on Thursday, Feb. 10, at noon with the Innovation Awards ceremony. The awards program will recognize all faculty, students and staff who submitted new inventions, had a technology licensed or were awarded a United States patent during the fiscal year ending in 2021.
The awards program is expected to run about an hour, and will also feature remarks from Chancellor Jeffrey Gold, M.D., along with special awards for the year’s Most Promising New Invention and the Innovator of the Year.
The Innovation Awards will be free and open to all via Zoom at http://bit.ly/iWEEK21awards.
Additional details about Innovation Week events can be found at https://www.unemed.com/innovation-week.