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Save the date for Innovation Day 2022

Sharief Oteafy, an assistant professor in the School of Computing, presented his project,
Sharief Oteafy, an assistant professor in the School of Computing, presented his project, "Next Generation Networking (NexGeN) Lab," during DePaul’s inaugural Innovation Day in 2020. Innovation Day returns to campus in January 2022 to highlight convergent research at the university. (DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)

DePaul's third annual Innovation Day, "Collaborating through Convergent Research," is planned for Friday, Jan. 28, from 9 am – 2 pm. All full- and part-time faculty and staff are invited to RSVP for this year's hybrid event. The focus of the 2022 event will be on convergent, collaborative and interdisciplinary research. 

In addition to an opportunity to learn about innovative initiatives at DePaul, the program is designed to encourage more individuals to turn their ideas into projects. A. Gabriel Esteban, president of DePaul, and Salma Ghanem, provost for the university, will open the day with remarks. The program will feature faculty presentations and panels that highlight research and innovation projects focusing on equity and inclusion, social impact and industry partnerships. 

Faculty awarded internal and external grants in the past academic year also will be recognized during the program's luncheon. The day will end with keynote speaker and alumnus, Abin Kuriakose, who currently serves as the executive vice president of innovation and venture strategy for World Business Chicago. His presentation, "Forget Silicon Valley, Welcome to Chicago," will touch on how Chicago has the ingredients to become a global tech and innovation hub.

Innovation Day 2022: Collaborating through Convergent Research
Friday, Jan. 28
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lincoln Park Student Center; Zoom
RSVP by Jan. 25

More information about the event format and COVID-19 protocols may be found​ in the Eventbrite registration. See the full agenda online

This event is sponsored and organized by the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research Services and the Office of Academic Events.