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ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival

October 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - October 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development is leading UNC-Chapel Hill’s participation in the ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival. This event will be held at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. The festival is a celebration of creative exploration and research across science, engineering, the arts and design. It features performances, conversational talks and 48 interactive installations from across the 15 ACC schools.

Carolina has three exhibits that will feature work across several different UNC innovations:

1. Making and Advanced Manufacturing in the New Economy

–Professor Joe DeSimone’s work in 3D printing at his company Carbon, which is using light and oxygen to grown manufacturing parts and manufacture products 100 times faster than the current industry standard.

–Carolina’s expertise in using 3D data and software as a quick, easy way to build paper models.

–Structure from Motion, which is a method for constructing 3D models of objects, architecture and landscapes using digital photography

2. University and Industry Partnerships in Fighting Diseases

–The groundbreaking partnership between Carolina and GlaxoSmithKline to find a cure for AIDS through the HIV Cure center and Qura Therapeutics

–UNC’s partnership with GSK on phase III-clinical trials of a malaria vaccine in Malawi. This is the world’s most clinically advanced malaria vaccine candidate.

3. Serious Games Meets Pharmacy

–The School of Pharmacy’s use of serious gaming concepts to enhance all phases of education and pharmaceutical research.

–UNC Lineberger’s research study with IBM Watson to quickly pull information from millions of medical papers that could be potentially relevant for individual patients based on their personal genetics.

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October 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am
October 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm


Smithsonian National Museum of American History
600 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20002 United States
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