"Innovation Week" is a popular series of events intended to celebrate and promote innovation and research at UNMC and UNO. Events include a kick-off event to meet UNeMed staff; an open house of local early-stage startup companies; an informational seminar; and a luncheon panel discussion.
The week culminates 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.
Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 | 9 A.M. - 11 A.M.
Innovation Week Kick-Off
Durham Research Center (UNMC)
The Kick-Off event will feature complimentary coffee and doughnuts, along with free UNeMed T-shirts and other giveaways. Guests are invited to meet with UNeMed staff and learn more about how UNeMed can help inventors develop their innovations.
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 | 4 P.M.
UNeTech Open House
3929 Harney St.
Local entrepreneurs will demonstrate early-stage technologies that are the basis for new startup companies in healthcare-related industries.
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 | 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Nebraska Women in STEM Luncheon/Panel Discussion
Empire Room at Midtown Crossing
Bio Nebraska will sponsor a luncheon and panel discussion that celebrates Nebraska women in STEM—science, technology, engineering and math. Follow this link for more details and to register.
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 | Noon - 1 P.M.
Seminar - "Novel Therapeutics fo rTesting Viral Diseases, Cancers and Inflammatory Disorders"
Durham Research Center Auditorium (UNMC)
World-renowned researcher and chemist, Dennis Liotta, Ph.D. Dr. Liotta 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 seminar will be held in the DRC auditorium, beginning at noon. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Finally, Innovation Week concludes with the annual Awards Ceremony, which will feature a keynote address from Dr. Liotta, along with brief remarks from UNMC and UNO Chancellor Jeffrey Gold, M.D.
The Awards program is invitation only. Interested parties may reach out to UNeMed to request an invitation.
UNeMed is the technology transfer and commercialization office for the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Visit UNeMed's website for more details.
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