Innovation Week

Celebrate and engage in Case Western Reserve University’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship during our second annual Innovation Week, Tuesday, Sept. 26, through Friday, Sept. 29.

All interested faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend Innovation Week.

Events will include four daily lunch sessions—meals and networking time included—plus daily workshops and awards to honor our top faculty innovators and researchers.

Finally, all students and postdocs are encouraged to enter the Pitch-Your-Poster Contest on Friday, Sept. 29, for a chance to win one of up to 10 $1,000 awards!

Schedule Highlights

Opening Keynote (Lunch Provided)

Sept. 26, noon–2 p.m.: Presentation of Faculty Distinguished Research Awards, and Keynote Presentation “Innovation as Problem Solving” with MIT Professor Vladimir Bulović

Headshot of Vlad Bulociv

Bulović, the Fariborz Maseeh Professor of Emerging Technology and the founding director of MIT.nano, is the author of more than 250 research articles (cited over 60,000 times and recognized as the top 1% of the most highly cited in the Web of Science). He is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and holds over 120 U.S. patents in areas of light-emitting diodes, lasers, photovoltaics, photodetectors, chemical sensors, programmable memories, and micro-electric machines. The startup companies he co-founded employ over 350 people, and the products they've developed have been used by millions of people.

Featured Sessions (Lunch Provided)


Tuesday, Sept. 26

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Thursday, Sept. 28

Friday, Sept. 29

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