On April 30, 2014, Innovate@UIC celebrated the 2013 Innovator and Inventor of the Year Awards.
The celebration honored remarkable innovators and inventors at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) whose efforts contributed to significantly advancing their inventions towards commercialization and contributed to the development of intellectual property with the potential to make a significant impact. These awards recognize creativity and outstanding commitment either through participation in the licensing process, through entrepreneurial efforts, or in commitment as demonstrated throughout the invention process.
In an evening full of networking and innovative ideas about bolstering the ecosystem of entrepreneurship at UIC, it was the UIC College of Engineering (COE) that stood out at the event. The celebration of UIC faculty innovator achievements peaked when both the Innovator and Inventor of the Year Awards were presented to COE faculty members.
If you missed the event, the five minute video below is a great recap of the program including the acceptance speeches of both award winners. Not only are we proud of this year's award winners but we congratulate the UIC COE ,and we hope to continue encouraging the creative visions of our faculty, staff and students.