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Apply today to the Polsky I-Corps program

From our friends at the Polsky Center: Calling all faculty, researchers, and grad students! Get help bringing your research, technology, or idea to market with the NSF-funded Polsky Center I-Corps program, specifically designed to empower those in the UChicago community to test the innovative potential of their ideas and envision how they could play out in the real world.

Previous experience in business or entrepreneurship is not required.

All accepted teams will receive $2,500 in funding from the National Science Foundation and personalized coaching from Polsky Center staff and advisors. Participants will learn how to identify a market need and create a clear value proposition through classroom instruction and outside field work. Past I-Corps teams have successfully gone on to win innovation funding and SBIR/STTR grants. Apply now. >>

 

Interested in collaborating with even more people at the university? Attend the UChicago Graduate Student and Postdoc Innovation Mixer on Thursday, February 2 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Polsky Exchange. The Mixer is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded campus community members and teammates for research projects or business ideas you're working on. Learn more. >>

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~ Past Events ~

Scientist as Entrepreneur: Harnessing UChicago Research for the City of the Future

05 / 25   6:00 PM 1871 in the Merchandise Mart, Auditorium, 12th Floor (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago)

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.

Energy Breakthroughs: A Glimpse into the Future

05 / 24   5:15 PM Chicago Innovation Exchange Skydeck (5235 S. Harper Court, Chicago)

Hear from the innovators who are helping to bring emerging technologies from the lab to the marketplace through a series of TED-style talks that will present a glimpse into our energy future.

Understanding Innovation: New Insights from the Next Generation of Behavioral Science

05 / 25   3:00 PM Charles M. Harper Center, Room C-06, Concourse Level (5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago)

Do you want to encourage more creative thinking in your business?  Would you like to better understand how people solve problems and develop ideas?  Are you curious how scientists study complex, human thought processes like this?  Come to "Understanding Innovation: New Insights from the Next Generation of Behavioral Science", presented by the Booth School of Business's Center for Decision Research, to learn about cutting-edge research on creativity and innovation.  Admission is FREE, and refreshments will be served.  All are welcome!