Chicago 2019

SIU Technology & Innovation Expo

October 10, 2019

Many thanks to all the sponsors, speakers, presenters and attendees who made the Technology and Innovation Expo a success!


Key Aspects:

  • Keynote Speaker, Google’s Sara Robinson, gave a presentation about “Transforming Healthcare with Machine Learning.”
  • Innovators from all three SIU campuses delivered speed pitches explaining how SIU technologies are making an impact on health and wellness in Illinois and across the world.
  • Jay De Long provided insight into how the SIU System and the University of Missouri System have developed an industry research portal designed to bring both university’s assets together as industry research problem solvers.
  • A powerhouse panel discussion explained that as the legal landscape changes, new hemp and cannabis business opportunities can be utilized in Illinois.


Meet SIU

With more than 1,000 faculty researchers spread across three main campuses, Southern Illinois University (SIU) is an innovation and economic engine for the southern half of the state.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

As a nationally ranked public research university, SIU Carbondale embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity. In 2015, SIU Carbondale was ranked the 27th most entrepreneurial 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.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

SIU Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, SIU Edwardsville equips students to thrive in the global marketplace and make Illinois communities better places to live.

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

The Springfield-based SIU School of Medicine is a publicly-assisted medical school focused on the health care needs of downstate Illinois. 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.