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SIU Technology and Innovation Expo
The Tech Expo takes place every fall at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The event features technology presentations by SIU faculty, keynote presentations by distinguished SIU alumni, a hot-topic discussion panel, and the Saluki Idea Competition. You can view videos from previous years on our Youtube channel.
2012 Tech Expo - Sustaining our Community
We want to thank the sponsors, presenters, panelists, vendors, competitors and attendees for making this the best SIU Tech Expo ever! We will soon have links to videos and more from the event. For now, you can view presenter summaries and slides.
Congratulations to our award winners:
Inventor of the Year: Kathleen C.M. Campbell
Innovator of the Year: Lichang Wang
University Star-Up of the Year: Thermaquatica, Inc.
Student Start-Up of the Year: Rovertown.com
And congratulations to the Saluki Idea Competition award winners!
The fuel that's firing the energy and growth of our communities, be it the campus, the region, or the world, is the knowledge and innovation that churns through the SIU campus every day. SIU faculty and students are constantly making advances and discoveries to improve our way of life.
The 4th annual Technology and Innovation Expo will take place at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center in Carbondale, Illinois on October 19. The Tech Expo aims to celebrate the achievements and chart the landscape for future directions in research and innovation at SIU. This year's Expo features:
- Technology presentations by SIU faculty - patented and patent-pending innovations that will spark new opportunities. View confirmed presenters.
- An expert discussion panel on "Leveraging Knowledge and Technology for Sustainable Prosperity." View confirmed panelists.
- Saluki Idea Competition - SIU student-led teams can win cash for their great ideas. Read more.
Curiosity >>> Motivation >>> Action
The annual Tech Expo is a day of reconnecting with that sense of what makes a research university like SIU great. World-class scientists discuss their latest findings with a diverse audience, inspiring curiosity. A distinguished keynote speaker illustrates their path to success, inspiring motivation. A panel of experts reveals insider information that opens new doors, inspiring action. The Expo provides an opportunity for attendees to:
Catch up with colleagues in a convenient and relaxed atmosphere. The Incubator provides a central regional location with private conference rooms available. The Tech Expo prides itself on providing attendees with a fine food and beverage assortment from regional favorites, such as 17th Street Barbecue and Alto Winery.
Learn about the latest technology innovations and research advances at SIU. This year's speaker topics include hydrogen for energy, medical diagnostic tools, software for training of expertise and performance improvement, and a green technology start up. The afternoon panel will deal with "Leveraging knowledge and technology resources for sustainable prosperity."? A student innovation contest will take place, previous years' technology presenters will be in attendance, and a selection of student and faculty research posters will be displayed.?
Make connections with new people and ideas. In addition to the great speakers, keynote and panelists, in past years the Tech Expo has attracted more than 100 attendees from across the region and from a broad range of business, industrial, financial, economic development and academic backgrounds. Networking opportunities abound at the Tech Expo.
Discover ways to take your research, innovation or business to the next level. You can make new acquaintances and get new ideas from the Tech Expo; we can only imagine where the new connections will take you.
Positive feedback from past Tech Expos Our attendees leave the event feeling informed, optimistic and pleasantly surprised and the breadth of opportunities. Some attendee comments:
- Great event!
- Excellent speakers!
- Interesting and potentially commercial projects/products/ideas.
- Thanks for the good food!
- Very informative, interesting and affordable.
- Went way over expectations.
New in 2012: Live webcast: email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.