Innovation Summit

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Innovation Summit

October 27, 2017

art | science | technology | media | business | environment | humanities

Innovators Wanted.

Celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon and beyond

Join us as for a one-day, interdisciplinary festival as we highlight innovation among our students, faculty, and alumni, as well as, the wider Eugene community and connect participants to ideas, resources, and one another to advance entrepreneurial knowledge, opportunities, and shared pursuits.

The UO Innovation Summit is an organized set of activities that will include speaker presentations, interactive exhibits, skill-building workshops, pitch competitions, hackathons, performances, film showings, and art exhibitions all under the theme of ‘Innovation’. Activities will highlight the latest trends and thought-leadership across a range of disciplines including science, technology, media, social justice, global issues, arts and literature, sports, music, environment, gender and sexuality, and business.

The UO Innovation Summit will take place during homecoming and fall family weekend.

We invite all members of the UO and Eugene/Springfield communities to submit creative and compelling proposals.

University of Oregon Innovator's Day

To support the inaugural University of Oregon Innovation Summit, President Michael H. Schill is encouraging the campus and greater Eugene/Springfield community to participate in the university's Innovation Week, October 24–29. President Schill has declared Friday, October 27, "UO Innovators' Day."

"The University of Oregon is a community of innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, and makers. It is when all these creative forces come together to collaborate that we are at our very best. This in the environment in which ideas turn into innovations. In that spirit, the UO is proud to host the Innovation Summit and I declare Friday, October 27, 'UO Innovators' Day'."

Michael H. Schill
President and Professor of Law

Got an Idea? Looking for resources to advance that idea or project?

Check out the following UO departments and community organizations

UO resources for faculty and students
Have a business idea and want to confidentially discuss?
Eugene/Springfield entrepreneurial resource provider for the community