The maker movement. Startup accelerators. Entrepreneurship and community building. These movements are gaining traction across the country and around the world. Silicon Valley, Boston, Houston, a revitalized Rust Belt and many more geographic regions, as well as various industries, have cultivated ecosystems of innovation to capitalize on these opportunities.
Case Western Reserve is hosting a summit to bring together thought leaders from across industry sectors and geographies for three days of exploration, collaboration and scholarship focused on the opportunities and challenges of global innovation. The Case Western Reserve University Innovation Summit 2015: Models of Innovation will be held on the Case Western Reserve campus in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 26-28, 2015.
This unique summit will explore the impact of various models of innovation, including how they contribute to regional economies, cultures and education. The event also will spotlight the first phase of the universitys innovation and entrepreneurship center, think[box], in its new, 50,000-square-foot home.
The summit will feature renowned speakers, innovation scholarship, networking opportunities and sector-specific breakout sessions in areas such as health care, design, social entrepreneurship and sustainability, education, capital markets, corporate innovation, advanced energy, additive manufacturing, the Internet of Things and innovation in the legal sector. Hands-on workshops on Wednesday offer attendees a chance to Meet the Market Shark-Tank style by pitching their product ideas; get hands-on training in the trademarked Vertical Innovation process developed by global product design and business innovation firm Nottingham Spirk; see technological innovations in medical education and explore academic makerspaces in conjunction with the Make Schools Alliance.
The event runs during a dynamic week of innovation events in the Cleveland area, including Cleveland Clinics Medical Innovation Summit, the BioOhio Annual Conference and a nursing innovation summit. Attendees are encouraged to attend sessions across summits and participate in several collaborative events.