innovation

APPLICATION: 2020-21 POLSKY CENTER I-CORPS PROGRAM The Polsky Center I-Corps Program is a National Science Foundation-funded entrepreneurial program for teams working on ideas in the science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) fields. Teams including faculty, students, staff and alumni from the University of Chicago, partner institutions, and regional universities may apply for the program. No previous business or entrepreneurship experience is required. Team eligibility requirements include: a minimum of two teammates, co-located in the Chicagoland region, who are committed to attending all…

The Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer is sponsoring a virtual lecture series in entrepreneurship and commercialization. This series will include successful entrepreneurs, who will tell their stories about taking technologies from a lab to the market. Other topics will include innovative models for lab-industry collaboration from other DOE national laboratories. All Fermilab personnel, users, students, and guest researchers are invited to participate in this series. Additional webinar topics will be announced soon. The first webinar will take place on…

IARC at Fermilab’s “Five Buckets” represent the five major activities that make up the IARC mission and strategy. Some of these buckets are an extension or continuation of the team’s work over the last five years. Others are new efforts and initiatives. All will increase the lab’s already great impact on the world.

Derek Plant, a Fermilab technical specialist, invented a portable device to quickly mimic the presence of a train on the tracks. OPTT filed the patent application in 2017, and the patent was granted earlier this year.

Create Impact With Your Cutting Edge Technology. Introducing: Accelerated I-Corps Program for Data Science The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to introduce a new, accelerated version of the I-Corps program, designed for data scientists. The Accelerated I-Corps Program will span four weeks and provide teams with a $500 grant to support their customer discovery efforts. The program uses experiential education to help data scientists/researchers gain valuable insight into entrepreneurship, starting a business, and/or industry requirements and challenges. Participating data…

Join the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on Friday, July 24, to learn about the wide range of programs and resources available to support scientists and researchers. During this online event, we will discuss: The technology commercialization process Programs to build entrepreneurial skill sets and explore commercialization Access to Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, who have experience in science and technology start-ups Polsky Center staff focused on supporting scientists Additional ways to engage with Polsky programming The Polsky Center bridges the gap between knowledge and practice, idea and action, and…