Innovator and Inventor of the Year -- Join us in Celebration

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OTM is proud to announce the 2015 Innovator and Inventor of the Year



Gregory Thatcher, Innovator of the Year
Brian Kay, Inventor of the Year


The 2015 Innovator & Inventor of the Year Award ceremony brings together the UIC faculty, staff, and students to celebrate innovation at UIC, as we continue to bring awareness to outstanding UIC innovators and inventors that uplift our UIC community. Please join us for a cocktail and networking celebration.

UIC Student Center East, East Terrace
2nd Floor, 750 S Halsted St, Chicago
5:00pm June 21, 2016

The Innovator of the Year Award honors an outstanding innovator or team of innovators at the University of Illinois at Chicago who through their efforts have significantly contributed to advancing their invention towards commercialization. This award recognizes outstanding commitment either through participation in the licensing process or through entrepreneurial efforts in a startup company based on their invention.

The Inventor of the Year Award honors an outstanding inventor or team of inventors who have made a contribution to the development of intellectual property at the University of Illinois at Chicago that has the potential to make a significant impact. The award is given based on the criteria of creativity, novelty, and commercial potential or potential benefit to society.

The honorees will each receive a one-time $3,500 prize and a commemorative award, which will be presented at the Innovator & Inventor of the Year Award Celebration on June 21 at Student Center East, East Terrace, at 5:00pm. In addition, the honorees will be added to the Innovator & Inventor of the Year Award name plaque, which is prominently displayed in the hallway of the UIC Office of Technology Management.

Please join us for this special occasion, and RSVP today:

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