May 7, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Alliance Française de Chicago
54 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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French Innovation Week is a celebration of French innovation and savoir-faire in Chicago and the Midwest.

The 5th Annual French Innovation Week will take place in May 2018 with a variety of events throughout the Midwest that showcase the best of French science, technology, innovation and more.

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October 10, 2017

The Radler
2375 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, USA

Over the past two decades, technology has had huge impacts on almost everything we do — everything except participate in our democracy. When it comes to the voting booths, things look a lot like they did in 1996, and changing that scene is really hard to do. Come talk about the role technology plays in our democracy: from campaigns to voter registration to election day, this space is ripe for innovation. The time is now. Read more…

Chicago’s Potemkin Village: Why Chicago’s innovation economy has failed, and how we can grow an innovation economy built around invention, technology transfer, and entrepreneurship

Since 2012, Chicago has built an estimated 1.5 million square feet of coworking spaces, and about 80 or 90 incubators and accelerators. Read more…

September 6, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center
400 South State Street, Chicago, IL, United States

Fermilab celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. What does the future hold for this world-renowned laboratory in Chicago’s western suburbs—and for physics itself?

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January 28, 2017

Warren Township High School
500 North Oplaine Road, Gurnee, IL, USA

C2ST is partnering with AKHAN Semiconductor, Warren Township High School, the Village of Gurnee and College of Lake County for Lake County’s first-ever hackathon

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What kinds of technology are involved with helping reduce and reuse food waste in an urban food production setting? Plant Chicago’s Farm Technology Coordinator, Eric Weber, will discuss some of the projects being explored at The Plant, and how they fit into the larger world. These projects focus on various parts of the circular economy as it relates to food production, from the actual production of food to the energy used in both production and processing, as well as how to handle the waste products generated. Read more…