Industry Connect at the UIUC Big Data Summit is a program where thought leaders from the University of Illinois Research Park, industry, and academia come together to learn and share knowledge about key aspects of big data and its business applications through dynamic panels, inspiring keynote presentations, and networking opportunities. Priority will be given to Faculty, Post-Docs, or Graduate Researchers who have completed a local, regional, or national I-Corps program within the past 24 months.
*Participation at all events is REQUIRED.*
2. Entrepreneurial Lead (EL)A grad student or post-doc with relevant knowledge of the technology and a deep commitment to investigate the commercial landscape surrounding the innovation.
3. Industry Mentor (IM) – Optional, but strongly encouragedAn experienced entrepreneur with startup or otherexperience in transitioning technology out of the lab and into the marketplace.