Seeking proposals for Innovation Week 2024 workshops

To celebrate the university’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, Case Western Reserve is hosting the third annual Innovation Week from Monday, Oct. 28, through Friday, Nov. 1.

The planning committee is seeking proposals for one-hour workshops to engage the university community in the week of activities, which will include networking sessions, daily workshops, innovation awards, pitch contests and more.

James A. Kenyon, director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, and Patrick Hanley, research and development director at Dow Chemical, will each deliver keynote speeches that address the Innovation Week 2024 theme: “Failure and Persistence in Innovation.”

Workshops, offered daily, can be interactive, panel discussions, or lectures followed by Q&A sessions. The full schedule is yet to be finalized. Submit your proposal via the Google form by July 31.

 During Innovation Week, attendees are given opportunities to:

  • Learn more about innovative approaches to addressing today’s critical challenges;
  • Understand how innovation occurs in our Northeast Ohio ecosystem among players with varying interests; 
  • Hear from industry representatives about what good corporate engagement looks like and how we can enhance and improve the current corporate engagement model;
  • Celebrate CWRU’s leading innovators and the recipients of the Faculty Distinguished Research Award;
  • Network with colleagues, CWRU alumni, community investors and members of the National Academy of Inventors; 
  • Tour facilities such as Interactive Commons; and 
  • Participate in workshops hosted by xLab, Sears think[box] and more.

Learn more about Innovation Week.