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Explore the potential of your idea with the Polsky I-Corps program

Register now to attend a Polsky I-Corps program info session.
Applications are due Monday, August 15

Explore the innovative potential of your idea with the NSF-funded Polsky Center I-Corps program, specifically designed to empower UChicago grad students, researchers, and faculty to test the potential of their ideas and envision how they could play out in the market.

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. Previous experience in business or entrepreneurship is not required

Attend an info session on August 4 or August 9 to learn more about the program and how to apply. >>

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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!