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UChicago Innovation Week

What is UChicago Innovation Week?

Join us May 22 – 30 for a weeklong celebration of innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration across the University of Chicago campus.

Students, faculty, researchers, staff, and others will come together throughout the week to participate in activities and workshops, hear from guest speakers, and learn about UChicago’s dynamic innovation network of entrepreneurship resources and opportunities. All disciplines and programs are invited to participate.

Innovation Week will feature numerous events around the campus, including the: 

UChicago Innovation Week is hosted by:
Chicago Innovation Exchange
Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Social Enterprise Initiative
UChicago ITServices

Learn more about UChicago Innovation. Contact Tracey Elder with questions. 


~ 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!