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December 2019

Carolina Innovations Seminar: Secrets for Thriving in North Carolina’s Life Sciences Ecosystem

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Secrets For Thriving in North Carolina’s Life Science Ecosystem

With Laura Rowley, Ph.D., Director, Life Science Economic Development; Tracey du Laney, Ph.D., Director, Science and Technology Development; North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Location: Top of the Hill (Great Room)

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Application: Millennium Fellowship presented by The United Nations Academic Impact and MCN

December 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The United Nations Academic Impact and MCN proudly present the Millennium Fellowship.  This program convenes, challenges, and celebrates bold student leadership advancing the Sustainable Development Goals on campus and in communities.  As a Millennium Fellow, you will hone skills, take concrete action, and...

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January 2020

NFL 1st and Future Competition Application Due

January 2, 2020
  • Applications Now Open - NFL 1st and Future Competition
  • Deadline - January 2, 2020
  • Grand Prize - $50,000 + 2 tickets to Super Bowl LIV

The 5th annual NFL 1st and Future competition, in collaboration with the University of Miami, will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center on January 31, 2020, two days before Super Bowl LIV.

1st and Future is the NFL's annual Super Bowl competition designed to spur innovation in player health, safety...

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Application Deadline: 2020 Innovation Pilot Awards

January 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Applications due January 14

Each year, the Center offers internal pilot funding to UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine employees for health care innovations across a broad spectrum of interest areas including innovative care delivery models and care pathways, new technologies, new applications, advanced analytics, business model innovations, workforce development, and translational research.

While Principal Investigators must be from UNC SOM or HCS,...

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Application Deadline: 2020 FAST Cohort

January 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Applications due January 15

Up to 30 science-focused companies will be selected for the 2020 FAST Cohort. They will receive an extensive grant-readiness evaluation Boot Camp (Feb 5-6, 2020) and coaching from expert Ph.D. level Scientific Consultants from EGC in developing a competitive SBIR/STTR Phase 1 application. The mentoring and coaching services are complementary to early-stage companies that are accepted into the...

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Map the System Global Challenge Information Session

January 15, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
UNC Graham Memorial, 218 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Location: Graham Memorial, UNC Campus

Join Social Innovation @ UNC for an information session about Map the System. This competition is a great chance to show your passion for social change and to learn more about systems mapping... because solving the world's most complex problems doesn't have to be complicated. Finalists compete at Oxford University for a chance to win cash prizes, with airfare and hotel provided. Learn more and enjoy lunch at this information...

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2020 Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

January 20, 2020

Panel Proposals due: Jan. 20

The Deshpande Symposium is an annual gathering of higher ed thought leaders and visionaries discussing best practices in entrepreneurship education, university research commercialization and campus-wide development and support of entrepreneurial ecosystems. Call for Proposals is now open. Collaborate with peers and discuss best practices and opportunities in: Entrepreneurial Universities: Culture & Ecosystems;...

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2020 CET Conference

January 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
UNC Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr. + Google Map

Connect, Engage, Transform: Rural Community Partnerships brings together stakeholders from NC's rural communities and UNC to highlight and encourage authentic, effective and sustainable collaborations for the public good. The keynote speaker is Dorian Burton, assistant executive director for the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.

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Application Deadline: Tulane Business Model Competition

January 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Applications due January 27

College entrepreneurs are invited to enter the 20th annual Tulane Business Model Competition for a chance to win cash and prizes for promising startup ventures. The competition seeks early-stage ventures that demonstrate a market-tested ability to adapt to customers’ needs and is open...

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The Rockefeller Foundation’s Food System Vision Prize

January 31, 2020

Applications due: Jan. 31

The Food System Vision Prize is an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050. $2 million will be distributed to the Top Visionaries, who will be eligible to receive a prize of $200,000 each.

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