UNeTech Open House is tonight

Innovation Week, News

OMAHA, Neb. (October 15, 2019)—Innovation Week continues today when UNeTech, the University’s startup incubator, hosts an open house beginning at 4 p.m.

The Open House will feature local entrepreneurs who will demonstrate early-stage technologies that are the basis for new startup companies in healthcare-related industries. It will be held at UNeTech at 3929 Harney Street.

Sponsored by UNeMed, Innovation Week is an annual celebration that promotes and recognizes innovation and research at UNMC and UNO.

Other events include a seminar about breakthrough HIV treatments from a world-renowned academic researcher; a luncheon panel discussion; and an awards ceremony.

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Bio Nebraska will sponsor a luncheon and panel discussion that celebrates Nebraska women in STEM—science, technology, engineering and math. It will be held at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Empire Room at Midtown Crossing in Omaha. Registrations for that event are now closed.

Dr. Liotta

On Thursday, Oct. 17, at noon, world-renowned researcher and chemist, Dennis Liotta, Ph.D., will lead a one hour seminar. He is the Executive Director for the Emory Institute for Drug Development, and helped transform HIV/AIDS from a death sentence into a chronic but manageable infection. It is estimated that about 90 percent of all HIV-infected patients in the United States have taken one of the two drugs he invented. The title of his seminar, which is free and open to all: “Novel Therapeutics for Treating Viral Diseases, Cancers and Inflammatory Disorders.”

The seminar will be held in the DRC auditorium, beginning at noon. Pizza will be provided first-come, first-served.

The week culminates Thursday evening with an awards program that specifically recognizes innovators and their work, conferring awards to those who have disclosed a new invention, were issued a United States patent, or had their technology licensed for further commercial development.

The awards program is invitation only.

Innovation Week began Monday with a Kick-Off event that featured complimentary coffee and other giveaways. There, guests met with UNeMed staff, and learned more about how UNeMed can help inventors develop their innovations.

Learn more about Innovation Week and UNeMed at https://unemed.com/innovation-week.

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