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Scientist as Entrepreneur: Harnessing UChicago Research for the City of the...
Wed, May 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
This event will focus on the ways in which research and innovation on campus can help to transform our cities – specifically, how researchers use entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial skills to translate their work. Top researchers from UChicago will present on an issue facing our cities and then will discuss this work and other topics in a panel discussion.
See below for information on panelists:
o Charlie Catlett: Urban Data Science
o Melissa Gilliam: Game Design; Adolescent Health and Well-Being
o Timothy Knowles: Education Technology and Urban Labs
o Cristina Negri: Sustainability and the Environment
“Scientist as Entrepreneur” is hosted by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Partners include: Arete, the Institute for Translational Medicine, the Social Enterprise Initiative, and UChicago Tech.
Who Should Attend: All members of the UChicago community and open to the public
UChicago Innovation Fest, a three-week celebration of the University of Chicago’s entrepreneurial and innovative advances and solutions, kicks off May 12 and runs through June 2, with more than 35 sessions scheduled across the city and UChicago’s downtown and Hyde Park campuses. Join us to share big solutions to problems in Chicago and across the globe, find new collaborators, and rub shoulders with leaders in business, health care, tech, and social and environmental policy. Highlights of this year’s celebration include the 20th anniversary of the Polsky Center’s Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, a behind-the-scenes look at life as an entrepreneur at the university’s Chicago Innovation Exchange, and events featuring faculty who are bringing groundbreaking advances out of the lab and classroom.
This annual festival is led by UChicago’s innovation leaders, including Arete, the Chicago Innovation Exchange, the Institute for Translational Medicine, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Social Enterprise Initiative, and UChicago Tech. Additional sponsors include UChicago Urban, UChicago Urban Labs, and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.