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Innovation Forum

February 02, 2015

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus

Daricia Wilkinson, 340-693-1158, theuvidea@gmail.com


Trained University Innovation Fellows will host an innovation forum in room 140 of the Administration and Conference Center at the University on February 2nd to voice their opinions on the state of the innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus and what improvements need to be implemented. Information will be shared about the application and selection process for interested students. Additionally, student entrepreneurs will engage in open discuss about their challenges and experience with their ventures. The UVI community is encouraged to attend and participate in an afternoon of robust discussions. About the program The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. The Fellows are a national community of students in engineering and related fields who work to ensure that their peers gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to compete in the economy of the future. To accomplish this, the Fellows advocate for lasting institutional change and create opportunities for students to engage with entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, design thinking and venture creation at their schools. This new cohort of Fellows brings the total number to 168 Fellows from 85 schools. The program is run by Epicenter, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and directed by Stanford University and VentureWell (formerly NCIIA). Fellows have created student design and maker spaces, founded entrepreneurship clubs and organizations, worked with faculty to design courses, and hosted events and workshops. In the last academic year alone, Fellows created 553 activities, 22 new spaces and 65 innovation and entrepreneurship resources at their schools. Download as iCal

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