October 24, 2013

Technology and Innovation Expo is tomorrow

The 5th annual Technology and Innovation Expo is this Friday at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center in Carbondale. All attendees are eligible for the door prize: a Dell Latitude 10 tablet. The all-day event starts at 9 a.m. with technology presentations by SIU faculty covering computer science, medical devices, energy and more. Lawrence Cruz, chief patent counsel for Conair Corporation and SIU alumnus, will keynote the luncheon catered by 17th Street Barbecue. An expert panel covers innovative financing alternatives for entrepreneurs after lunch. At 3 p.m. elevator pitches for the Saluki Idea Competition are presented, followed by three tech presentations by current and former SIU students. Innovator and Saluki Idea Competition awards start at 4:00 p.m. at the catered reception. SIU students and faculty may enter for free. A shuttle bus from Student Center and a live webcast are available. For more information and to register to attend, visit http://tie.siu.edu; email techtran@siu.edu; or call 453-4556.