Please join us at Share the Vision 2013


The Office of Technology Management and Research Park are proud to announce our 2nd University of Illinois technology & start-up showcase.

 

 

Click to Register! (deadline September 20, 2013)

 

It has been another banner year for UIUC startups and technologies!

  • Startups mc10 and Semprius are two of MIT Technology Review’s 50 Disruptive Companies 2013

  • mc10’s technologies named one of TIME’s 10 Ideas That Make a Difference in 2013

  • Startup ShareThis named by Forbes as one of 100 of America’s Most Promising Companies

  • Startup SolarBridge Technologies raises $25M, ShareThis raises $23M and buys Socialize 
  • Citrix acquires Bytemobile
  • Intel executives demo startup Personify’s two-way video chat tools on stage at 2013 Consumer Electronics Show
  • American Chemical Society recognizes a University technology as “the most powerful set of synthetic reagents for organic synthesis disclosed in the past five years”
  • EnterpriseWorks, the technology incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park, is named by Inc Magazine as one of three college-town incubators worth watching

To name a few!

Want a head start on our pipeline?

If you are a venture capitalist, investor, corporate technology executive, or government agency partner, we invite you to join us for this exceptional opportunity to hear from leading faculty innovators and entrepreneurs.

October 10-11, 2013
i-Hotel & Conference Center, Champaign Illinois

This year's event will feature:

  • 35 faculty presenting their breakthrough research in human health, bioinformatics, global challenges, advanced materials, and information technology (Thursday, October 10, 2013)
  • Panel discussions with venture capitalists and corporate partners (Thursday, October 10, 2013). Panelists: (more information
    • John Flavin, Flavin Ventures
    • Karen Kerr, Agile Equities
    • Robert Kumpf, Plextronics
    • Martin Lehr, Osage University Partners
    • Janis Naeve, Amgen Ventures
    • Srinivas Rao, Phoenix Venture Partners
  • Tours of start-up companies in the University's EnterpriseWorks incubator (Friday, October 11, 2013)
  • Speakers from the National Science Foundation:
    • Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director of the NSF for Education & Human Resources (Thursday, October 10, 2013)
    • Dr. Jesus Soriano, NSF Program Director - SBIR/STTR Program (Friday, October 11, 2013)

 

Hotel and Travel Information

Faculty Presenters on October 10, 2013

Start-Up Presentations on  October 11, 2013

 

Schedule 

October 10, 2013: Faculty Presentations (See complete program here.) 

8:00 - 8:30 am – Breakfast & Welcome
8:40 am  - 12:20 pm – Morning Presentations
12:30 - 1:45 pm – Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 pm – Afternoon Presentations
5:00 - 6:00 pm – Panels
6:15 - 8:30 pm – Reception & Dinner

October 11, 2013: Start-up Companies at EnterpriseWorks (See complete program here.)

8:00 - 9:00 am – Breakfast & Welcome: An overview of entrepreneurship resources at the University of Illinois
9:00 – 9:50 am - Company Tours Round 1 
10:00 - 11:00 am - Panel Discussion: Start-ups Working with Industry
11:00 - 11:50 am - Company Tours Round 2
12:00 - 1:30 pm - Lunch & Panel Discussion: Successful Growth, Start-Up to Commercialization
1:30 - 2:30 pm	- Company Tours Round 3
2:30 - 3:30 pm - Panel Discussion: Student Entrepreneurship
3:30 - 4:00 pm - Guided tour of EnterpriseWorks Facilities
4:00 - 5:30 pm - Reception & 10-year Anniversary Celebration

Shuttle buses to Willard Airport (CMI) will coordinate with flight departure times on October 11.

 

Recap of our first showcase in April 2012

 

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