2020 Schedule of Events

Keynote Presentations

Building a COVID-19 Analytics Platform to Turn Clinical Data into Knowledge: Introducing the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C).  Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Noon - 1:00 PM.  Virtual. The National Institutes of Health has launched a centralized, secure enclave to study vast amount of COVID medical record data from around the country. The National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) is a resource
available to scientist to answer questions such as treatments protocols, disease progression and relationship of COVID and social determinates of health. The N3C harnesses the extensive resources of NCATS, the Clinical and Translational Sciences Awards (CTSA) program and the National Center for Data to Health.

Grant Writing Bootcamp.  Friday, November 6th, 8:00 AM, Virtual, registration required. The boot camp will give attendees a broad overview and the basics of grant writing, with a focus on helping early investigators who are just beginning to apply for federal funding.

Great plains IDeA-CTR 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting. Wednesday, November 11th, 9:00 AM.  Virtual. Themes: Precision Health, Innovation, and GP IdeA-CTR Strategic Plans.  Contact Amanda Fletcher for registration and details.


This year, Innovation Week will enter its 14th year as an all-virtual series of events. The week will begin Monday, Oct. 26, with an expert panel discussion at noon, and then culminate on Thursday, Oct. 29, with the awards ceremony. All events are listed below, and links will be added as they become available.

2020 Schedule

Monday, Oct. 26

■ SBIR/STTR Panel | Zoom, Noon-1 p.m. | Panel of experts will discuss tips, tricks and lessons learned in applying for federal grant funding through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.Zoom Link

Tuesday, Oct. 27

■ Seminar: "Leadership and Mentorship in STEM: The Critical Need and Action Plan" | Online, 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. | UNO's Christine Cutucache will present. Event is sponsored by Nebraska BIO. Attendance is $25 per person (free for students) and registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leadership-and-mentorship-in-stem-the-critical-need-action-plan-registration-120524252283.

■ App/Web Dev Panel | Zoom, Noon-1 p.m. | Panel of experts discuss programming services, web development and app development, and how those resources can help propel innovative projects.Zoom Link

Wednesday, Oct. 28

■ Local Manufacturing/Prototyping Resources Panel | Zoom, Noon-1 p.m. | Panel of experts explore the abilities and options available for local resources in prototyping and manufacturing services.Zoom Link

Thursday, Oct. 29

■ Research Innovation Awards Banquet | Zoom, Noon-1 p.m. | A celebration of the innovation and research developed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. All faculty, students and staff who contributed to a new invention disclosure, received a U.S. patent or had a technology licensed during the fiscal year will be honored. Special awards for Innovator of the Year and the Most Promising New Invention of 2020 will also be presented. Zoom Link