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World Business Chicago EVP to speak at Innovation Day 2022


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Abin Kuriakose, the executive vice president of innovation and venture strategy for World Business Chicago, will deliver the keynote address, “Forget Silicon Valley, Welcome to Chicago," during DePaul's third annual Innovation Day: Collaborating through Convergent Research​. Set for Friday, Jan. 28, all faculty and staff are welcome to RSVP for hybrid the event.​​

Through a variety of initiatives—from research partnerships with local organizations and city agencies to programs and events that integrate service and learning— Innovation Day's featured projects will provide a glimpse of DePaul's dedication to Chicago and lead the way to Abin's keynote presentation. A DePaul alumnus, Abin leads and manages World Business Chicago's innovation and venture portfolio of programs driving inclusive growth and opportunity for Chicago’s tech economy and innovation ecosystem. His flagship programs include Startup Chicago, the Chicago Venture Summit, ThinkChicago, and Venture Engine with the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition.

DePaul's Innovation Day aims to connect colleagues across campus to connect with one another and be inspired by the innovative and collaborative research and creative activities at the university. The event features a rich program of presentations, panels, and talks that address challenges and opportunities arising from pressing societal needs while showcasing deep integration across different disciplines. 

More information about the event, including COVID-19 protocol, is available on the event page.