Illinois Innovation Prize Nominations Due January 27!
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Illinois Innovation Prize For $20,000 Nominations Due Jan. 27

Are you innovating and solving a problem that could have a positive societal impact? If you're a student working toward innovative solutions, ask a mentor to nominate you for the $20,000 CAMPUS-WIDE Illinois Innovation Prize. Please note that students may not nominate other students, and you must be on-campus during the 2019-20 academic year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Nominations are due Jan. 27, 2020. Learn more and apply.

 
 
 
 
 
Cozad New Venture Challenge Registration Due Feb. 3

The Cozad New Venture Challenge helps move your idea forward! Learn about venture creation, idea validation, customer development, and pitching skills from experts. Plus, get the chance to win funding and prizes! (Typically, around $200,000 or more is offered each year in total.) We are using the YouNoodle platform for Cozad, so you will need to create a YouNoodle account to register. REGISTRATION DUE Feb. 3. Learn more and register.

 
 
 
 
 
SocialFuse | Jan. 27 | Krannert Center Cafe Stage | 5-7pm

Looking for teammates to move your idea forward? Make your idea a reality at SocialFuse, a recurring pitching and networking event for you! Come pitch your ideas, find teammates to scale your startup, or just sit back and check things out. Food providedRSVP required to pitch and recommended for all other attendees. RSVP by Wed., Jan. 22 here.  

 
 
 
 
 
IP Clinic Kickoff | Feb. 06 | 12:00-1:30pm | Location: TBD

The Intellectual Property Clinic is a joint effort between the TEC and the University of Illinois College of Law (COL). Selected participants from the Cozad New Venture Challenge, iVenture Accelerator, and the Illinois Innovation Prize entrants can have a patent application drafted for free if their invention description includes a novel and potentially patentable device, system or method. Join us at the IP Clinic Kickoff to learn more. Follow us on social media to stay informed about the location. Learn more 

 
 
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Dual Engineering Degree

The BS degree in ILEE is for Grainger Engineering students to better understand the innovative processes involved in identifying complex technical problems and creating, developing, and leading efforts to provide engineering solutions. At this time, ILEE is only available as a dual degree for engineering students, but individual courses and certificates are available to students from any college.  Application for the ILEE dual degree program for Spring 2020 is now closed but you can continue to enroll for courses that count towards the degree. Questions? Contact Terry Cole at twcole@illinois.edu. Learn more.

 

 
 
Other Programs & Events
 
 
 
Spring Engineering Career Fair | ARC | Jan. 28 | 2-6pm

Seeking full-time, co-ops and internship positions? Attend the Spring Engineering Career Fair managed by Engineering Career Services. The career fair is open to all students on campus. Learn more about how to prepare for career fair success here. Read more

 
 
 
 
 
AgTech Innovation Summit Registration Open

Explore how technology solutions are addressing some of the most significant challenges facing agriculture today – and learn about what is on the horizon. The 2020 AgTech Summit, happening on Mar. 4 at the I-Hotel will include panels and discussions on how Big Data is modernizing the agriculture value chain, investment in AgTech, industry leaders on the state of agriculture, and how growers are preparing for future generations. It will include presentations from some of the top agtech startups in the region. Learn more and register. 

 
 
 
 
 
Campus 1871 Application Due Feb.7

Each year 1871, a private business incubator based in Chicago and their university partners including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign team up to create Campus 1871, a program to support innovation. Participating students have the chance to build a business and disrupt an industry through an immersive experience that will build their skills in collaboration, ideation, and problem-solving. After two days of intensive workshops, lectures, and mentoring, student-led teams pitch their businesses to a panel of industry leaders in Chicago’s tech community. The application is due Feb. 7. Learn more and apply

 
 
 
Get Hired
 
Motorola Solutions Hiring Mobile App Developer Intern

Motorola Solutions is looking for Master’s and Undergraduate students with experience in Android application development to help develop the next generation of mobile applications for first responders. This paid internship is for both the Spring 2020 semester and Summer 2020. The Spring internship is part-time (10-15 hrs/week), the summer internship is full-time (40 hrs/week). Learn more and apply

 
 
 
AbbVie Hiring Digital Data Analyst Intern

AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company is hiring a digital data analyst intern. Major duties will include analyzing datasets, assessing trends, and applying data management skills to large datasets. Learn more and apply

 
 
 
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