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211 Pittsboro Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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Innovation by Design

Please join us for the 2019-2020 Innovate Carolina Network Forum Series kickoff on Friday, September 13. Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz will join us to launch a series of six events over the coming year that will engage your help in designing the next ways forward for innovation and entrepreneurship at UNC. Bring your ideas, your challenges and your creative energy, and we will bring experts in design-thinking who will help us all reflect on key challenges and initiate new strategies for tackling big questions, such as:

  • How do we develop the future workforce with an innovation mindset and skillset?
  • How do we infuse research, expertise and entrepreneurship into the community?
  • What’s the potential for building strategic partnerships for and through our programs?
  • How can we bring the theory and practice of innovation into all aspects of our work?

Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz will kick off our first session and share his vision for Carolina’s role as an innovation-driven institution. This will include a look at key strategies that can shape its future and help spark social and economic good in the state, and how we might activate the Blueprint for Next strategic framework to truly make innovation fundamental.

Vice Chancellor for Innovation Judith Cone will give a brief overview of major accomplishments from the past year and the current state of innovation impact from our UNC Startups Database.

And then we’ll get to work designing Innovation next – giving you a series of opportunities to define problems that you're passionate about and exploring solutions together. Space is limited, so please be sure to register early. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Note: Light breakfast will be served







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