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RSVP for Innovation Day 2024: Innovation for Social Good

Innovation Day 2023
(photo by DePaul University/Thomas Vangel)
The fifth annual DePaul Innovation Day: Innovation for Social Good will take place on Friday, Jan. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All full- and part-time faculty and staff are invited to attend and connect, collaborate and create innovative strategies addressing important issues on poverty, environmental sustainability and artificial intelligence. The event features a rich program of presentations, panels and discussions that address challenges and opportunities arising from pressing societal needs while showcasing integration across different disciplines. RSVP here.

Senior Vice President for Research and Chief Technology Officer at Georgetown University Spiros Dimolitsas will launch the day as the keynote speaker. Dimolitsas leads Georgetown's development of innovation alliances and partnerships with industry, universities and national laboratories to address the complex socio-technical problems of our time in the fields of health, security and sustainability. He works collaboratively with leaders across the university to promote research and secure investments in university-based programs, and also oversees multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research programs and the Office of Technology Commercialization.

In his presentation "The Power of Cross-institutional Alliances," Dimolitsas will discuss how cross-institutional alliances can allow an organization to acquire capability faster and at lower cost, increase its reputational footprint, and reach into new areas geographically or thematically. He will share his perspective on what has allowed him to form educational and research alliances that have succeeded (and failed), touching upon the purpose of the alliances, their unique characteristics and the associated risks that were managed well, or not.

RSVP for Innovation Day 2024 today!