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The Landscape of Techpark Innovation

September 10, 2013 6:00PM to 8:00PM
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Location 
Building Offsite
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Conference
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Abstract:
The world of innovation and ideas has changed and grown with our modern and complex landscape. The once romantic images of a lone innovator or inventor scribbling furiously in a notebook or casually sketching on a cocktail napkin are a thing of the past.

Today's new ideas require collaboration fostered in a fertile environment of invention, entrepreneurial drive and access to capital; tomorrow's products are being discovered in today's small but powerful incubators.

Discussion will focus on:

  • What does an incubator do?
  • How does it work?
  • What does it produce?
  • What are some of the Chicago-area success stories?
  • And what are the differences between university and private incubator models?