Save The Date: Cozad Showcase & Finals On April 15, 2020!
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TEC Programs & Events
 
 
 
Save The Date: Cozad Showcase & Finals Event | Apr. 15 | I-Hotel

The campus-wide Cozad New Venture Challenge, held annually since 2000, is designed to encourage students to create new businesses. All teams who meet the requirements of the Cozad New Venture Challenge have the opportunity to compete in the Showcase & Finals event. Students will get to showcase their ideas to venture capitalists, early-stage investors, and successful entrepreneurs. More than $200,000 in cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded! Join us for the Showcase and show your support to homegrown startup teams. Stay tuned for more updates!

 
 
 
 
Illinois Innovation Prize Awards Presentation | Apr. 15 | I-Hotel

The Illinois Innovation Prize (IIP) for $20,000 is awarded annually to a creative and passionate student working towards innovative solutions that could have a positive societal impact. Nominees of the Illinois Innovation Prize are also eligible to receive the Fiddler Innovation Fellowship ($10,000). Join us at Cozad New Venture Challenge Showcase and Finals Event to find out who gets to take home the coveted awards! Learn more

 
 
 
 
Illinois I-Corps Cohort Applications Open

Do you have an interesting research idea and want to explore commercializing it? Faculty and students working on STEM-related technology can participate in the Illinois I-Corps program and receive up to $2,000 to explore the customer discovery process for their innovation. Applications for Cohort #28 are now open and accepted on a rolling basis. Cohort #28 classes will be held on Mar. 25, Apr. 8, and Apr. 27. Questions? Contact Catharine Ingram at clingram@illinois.edu. Learn more and apply.

 
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship Advising & Office Hours

Have an idea but aren’t sure what to do next? Come to Entrepreneurship Advising & Office Hours with TEC! Bring your ideas–we’ll help you figure out your next steps, and guide you through campus and community resources. No appointment needed, just drop in! We'll have hot chocolate for you, too. Advising will take place in alternating locations–check the schedule here. Entrepreneurship Advising Partners: Technology Entrepreneur Center, Founders: Illinois Entrepreneurs, and Illinois Ventures. Venue for Mar. 6: Illini Union Courtyard Cafe.

 
 
 
 
 
AWARE Workshop: Building a Team | Mar. 11 | 12-1pm | EnterpriseWorks

Attend AWARE (Accelerating Women And underRepresented Entrepreneurs) Workshop to learn about the importance of building an effective team to bring your innovation to market.  You will have the opportunity to identify your role in the process. Lunch will be served. Learn more and RSVP

 
 
 
Academics
 
 
 
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. The application deadline for the ILEE dual degree program for Fall 2020 is Mar. 30. Questions? Contact Jed Taylor at jedt@illinois.edu. Learn more.

 

 
 
 
Other Programs & Events
 
 
 
Research Park Career Fair | Mar. 10 | 4-7pm | I-Hotel & Conference Center

Attend the 14th annual Research Park Career Fair. The Research Park Career Fair is an opportunity for students and Research Park employers to connect. View the list of companies registered for the 2020 Research Park Career Fair in Handshake. Learn more

 
 
 
 
 
Engineering Open House Startup Showcase | Mar. 27-28

Engineering Open House hosts an annual Startup Showcase seeking to highlight startups affiliated with current students, alumni, and faculty. Interested startups will be provided with tables and must be present from 9:00am-4:00pm on March 27-28. There is no cost for registration, and startups will be featured in the Visitor's Guide. Questions? Email Daniela Zieba at zieba3@illinois.edu. Sign up here

 
 
 
 
 
Health Make-a-Thon | Mar. 28 | 4-7pm | Foellinger Auditorium

Attend Health Make-a-Thon to show your support to 20 finalists who will pitch their ideas in a "dolphin-tank-style" event on March 28th. Cozad New Venture Challenge 2020 teams- SepSig, Single Action Needles, and Anemone are also among the finalists. 10 teams will walk away with $10,000 each in resources and support, poised to develop their ideas into prototypes to improve human health. Learn more and RSVP.  

 
 
 
 
 
Innovation Celebration | Apr.1 | 5:30-8:30pm | Alice Campbell Alumni Center

Mark your calendar for the Innovation Celebration on Apr. 1 at Alice Campbell Alumni Center to celebrate the accomplishments of our innovative individuals and businesses in the community. Innovation Celebration is hosted by the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the University of Illinois, Parkland College, and community sponsors. Learn more and RSVP

 
 
 
 
Get Hired
 
John Deere Seeks Part Time Student Robotics Engineer

As a John Deere Part-Time Student – Robotics Engineer, you will primarily focus on defining how robots behave in mowing applications by guiding software & hardware development and implementation for one of Deere’s robotic platforms. This position is open for Spring and Summer 2020. Learn more and apply

 
 
 
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