October Research Park Announcements

September 29, 2016
Category: Research Park



September 29-October 1
Event: Reflections Projections
About the Event: Details can be found at http://reflectionsprojections.com/#about
Sponsor: Reflections Projections

Tuesday, November 15
Event: GISday
Location: iHotel & Conference Center
About the Event: The University of Illinois will host Illinois GIS Day 2016 on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, in partnership with the Illinois GIS Association, at the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois. Last year, over 300 students, faculty, and GIS professionals celebrated all things GIS-related, from precision agriculture to municipal as well as research endeavors.


AdvaMed Conference, October 17-19, Minneapolis
Join PROPEL, iBIO, AdvaMed and the entire med device / med tech community at this year's AdvaMed Conference in Minneapolis. AdvaMed 2016 is the leading med device / med tech conference in North America, bringing more than 1,000 companies together in a uniquely multifaceted environment for business development, capital formation, innovation technology showcasing, world-class educational opportunities and networking. To learn more about AdvaMed 2016 click here.

ThinkChicago Ideas Week, October 20-22, Chicago
From October 20-22,2016, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, along with the World Business Chicago, University of Illinois, and Chicago Ideas will invite university students from across the country to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago's fast growing tech scene and attend Chicago Ideas Week, an annual seven-day gathering that host 150+ globally-recognized speakers at 100+ events across the city.

HealthTECH, October 27, Chicago
Insight Product Development and MATTER are co-hosting the fourth annual HealthTECH Summit. This year our team of judges will select ten leading early stage medical device and digital health startup finalists from the Midwest to compete for $35,000 in cash and prizes. First-round startup competitors will be selected by a judging panel of leaders from global corporations, academia, investors, and community health organizations to narrow the field down to twenty top teams. The second round of vetting and review will identify the finalists that will present live in October at the HealthTECH Summit. On the merit of their live pitches, jurors will select the top three startups for cash and prize awards at the event. During the course of the competition, all juror-selected competitors receive the benefit of expert mentoring from one of the most experienced development teams in the world to strengthen their case. Learn more here.

Smart Manufacturing: The Digital Transformation, November 9, Chicago
Attend Smart Manufacturing: The Digital Transformation and hear from leading industry experts and the early adopting manufacturers who are achieving positive business results in this connected world. We'll be talking about how technology investments will:
• Integrate your value chain
• Improve safety
• Increase productivity
• Collaborate with colleagues across industries
Learn how data throughout manufacturing – from your shop floor to your enterprise-wide IT systems – can be utilized to accelerate your digital transformation. More info can be found here.


Student Open House
On October 20, Research Park will host a technology open house for students at the University of Illinois to meet companies and see demonstrations of the technology that is being developed.

Graduate Recruiting at Research Park
On October 27, Research Park will host a graduate recruiting event. More details will be coming soon on our calendar.

Big Date Summit
The fourth annual Big Data Summit will take place on November 10, 2016  at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Subscribe to our Big Data 2016 mailing list to stay up to date on speakers, panel subjects and more. Registration coming soon. If you are interested in speaking at the next Big Data Summit, please contact Laura Bleill at lwbleill@illinois.edu.

You are invited to represent your company by participating in this year's STEM Explorers (STEMx) Event.
Why: Engineering Council, the umbrella organization that organizes events like Engineering Open House, Engineering EXPO, and others, seeks to engage youth interested in STEM fields and encourage them to continue their pursuit of careers in these fields.
What: STEMx is a full-day community outreach event filled with workshops and student interaction.
Who: STEMx is geared towards Freshmen and Sophomore high-school students in the C-U area and surrounding communities, interested in learning about STEM fields. Our projected audience is 50 students.
How: Represent your company and engage youth by putting on an hour-long workshop focusing on a skill, lesson, or knowledge related to your (STEM-related) field of expertise.
When: The workshop will take place November 11, 2016 from 9:00am-6:00pm. You will only need to be there for an hour.
Next Step: If you are interested or have questions, contact Mark Hafter (hafter1@illinois.edu847-744-0098) for more information and to sign up! We are more than happy to help you design your workshop.