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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

Celebrate Invention

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Celebrate Invention is an annual event that honors University of Michigan inventors and the growing impact of U-M innovations.

Event highlights include demonstrations from promising U-M startups, networking opportunities at the ecosystem fair, discussion panels featuring prominent inventors and alumni, and the Distinguished University Innovator of the Year Award presentation ceremony.

Celebrate Invention 2022

Thursday, October 13, 2022  |  1:00pm–6:00pm

Free and Open to the Public

Michigan Union, 2nd Floor
530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Keynote Speaker


Lisa McLaughlin
Co-founder, Co-CEO of Workit Health and U-M alum

Schedule of Events

1:00–3:00pm

Ecosystem Fair
Room 2210 ABC, Michigan Union, 2nd Floor
Meet investors in early-stage companies and learn about the resources available to advance your research into the market.

2:00–3:00pm

2022 Distinguished University Innovator of the Year Award Panel
Pendleton Room, Michigan Union, 2nd Floor
Attend a panel discussion featuring the Distinguished University Innovator of the Year Award recipient and several other U-M and Ann Arbor innovators as they discuss “Harnessing the Power of Michigan to Drive Ann Arbor’s Tech Transformation”

Panelists

Wei Lu
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
2022 Distinguished University Innovator of the Year Award Recipient

 

Rick Wallace
Chief Executive Officer and President of KLA

 

Mingyan Liu
Peter and Evelyn Fuss Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

 

Dave Wentzlof
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

 
 

Eric Michielssen
Louise Ganiard Johnson Professor of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Associate Dean for Research-College of Engineering

3:00–6:00pm

Reception
Rogel Ballroom, Michigan Union, 2nd Floor
Please join us for startup and project demonstrations and a networking reception to recognize the contributions of our community of innovators.

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