SIU Technology and Innovation Expo
13 October 2016 | Chicago, IL
Many thanks to all the sponsors, speakers, presenters and attendees who made the Technology and Innovation Expo a success! We had a standing-room-only crowd of more than 160 investors, policymakers, corporate partners, entrepreneurs and more gathered in Chicago’s 1871 innovation hub for the afternoon speed pitch and networking event.
Key highlights of the event:
- A visit and address from U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
- A video address from Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner
- The debut of 40 Below Joe cryogenic coffee, a new venture from the founder of Dippin’ Dots
- An announcement of successful human trials from SIU startup Rational Vaccines
- “Best Presentation” prizes awarded to Dr. Jeremy Turner (Otoscience Labs) and Dr. Ken Anderson (Thermaquatica)
Check out our Program page for a recap of speed pitch topics and our Photos page for images from the event. For any other questions or follow-up, please contact Dr. Michelle Chitambar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southern Illinois University System is comprised of three campuses—SIU Carbondale, SIU Edwardsville, and the Springfield-based School of Medicine—which span the southern half of the state.
SIU embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity, inclusive excellence, innovation in research and creativity, and outstanding teaching focused on nurturing student success. As a nationally ranked public research university and regional economic catalyst, we create and exchange knowledge to shape future leaders, improve our communities, and transform lives. In 2015, SIU Carbondale was ranked the 27th most entrepreneurial research university in the US by Forbes magazine and was designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
SIU School of Medicine
The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is a publicly-assisted medical school focused on the health care needs of downstate Illinois. Based in Springfield, the School is part of SIU Carbondale. As an academic medical center, SIU School of Medicine trains caring and competent physicians, works closely with the School’s SIU HealthCare clinical practice, and engages in innovative scientific research and community service projects.
SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.