Schedule Highlights

Three days of exploration, collaboration and scholarship with thought leaders from across industries and around the world.

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Monday, Oct. 26: Get an overview of innovation models by looking at the processes and workflows that encourage innovation—first by sector, then by region. What models work across geographies and industries? What are sector- and regional-specific? In the evening, attend the Ford Biomedical Engineering Lecture to learn about cutting-edge medical translational advances.

Tuesday, Oct. 27: Dive into innovation within specific sector growth areas through 12 breakout sessions covering key movements and market forces in areas such as health consumer empowerment, additive manufacturing, the Internet of Things, biomimicry, neighborhood change, company funding and formation, community organizations, models in law, university-industry partnerships, energy products, and many others. Celebrate all things innovation at Thinkapalooza starting at 6 p.m. in the new think[box] space, where you can pose with the Back to the Future DeLorean and experience cutting-edge cuisine by Chef Jonathon Sawyer.

Wednesday, Oct. 28: Fully engage in active and hands-on sessions that pull innovation practices to life. From a historical understanding of innovation to the practical applications of medical innovations; from active learning around the “Vertical Innovation” process to practicing your pitch technique and designing the next iteration of academic maker spaces, this last day of the Summit will leave you feeling energized and engaged, armed with information and practices to take back to your organizations, companies, and institutions.

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Case Western Reserve University

Tinkham Veale University Center
11038 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
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You’ll also get to tour our innovation center, think[box]
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Located on the campus of one of the nation’s top research universities in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio—a city committed to health care, entrepreneurship and economic growth—the Innovation Summit will bring together leaders from around the world.The event runs during a dynamic week of innovation events in the area, including Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit, the BioOhio Annual Conference and a nursing innovation summit.
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Courtyard Cleveland University Circle
2021 Cornell Road (0.3 miles)
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InterContinental Cleveland
8800 Euclid Ave. (1.2 miles)
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Tudor Arms Hotel Cleveland (DoubleTree)
10660 Carnegie Ave. (0.4 miles)
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Our Ecosystem of Innovation

Attendees can get an up-close look at the first phase of the new think[box], Case Western Reserve’s renovated 50,000-square-foot innovation hub—among the largest university-based makerspaces in the world—during a special evening celebration, Thinkapalooza, Oct. 27.


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Industry leaders, university centers and, of course, student entrepreneurs will be on display at Innovation Station on Monday.

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