Innovation Week June 15-19 on blue background

Live Sessions

  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
    Health & Wellness: Free Crops to Support Vaccinations
    Drop by the Pavilion in front of the Urban Farm and show your COVID 19 vaccine card to receive a coupon for crops from the Farm (quantity limited to 50 participants).
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Pitch Session: Student Pitch Competition and Judging
    Come hear ideas submitted by our students and learn which are selected for additional support.

  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Pitch Session: Poster Session
    Take the opportunity to review ideas submitted by your colleagues and select which should be evaluated at the Shark Tank event on Thursday, April 29. A MUSC NetID is needed to view and vote, and voting closes promptly at 5:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Learning Reimagined: A Gentle Introduction to Machine Learning
    Josh Starmer, Ph.D.
    Starmer uses an innovative and unique visual style to clearly explain statistics, data science and machine learning concepts and algorithms to curious people all over the world. Rather than dumb down the material, Starmer brings people up with simple examples using pictures to make sure every main idea is easy to understand and remember.
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Pitch Session: Hackathon
    Engaged students compete to solve an issue during this timed event.
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    Innovator’s Toolbox: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property and Patents
    MUSC Foundation for Research Development
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    Learning Reimagined: Innovative Technology to Support the Virtual Teacher
    Office of Instructional Technology and Faculty Resources
    You may have been teaching online for a long time or just pivoted to online a year ago, but we should all be looking forward to the future of delivering healthcare education virtually. Come see the model virtual classroom with innovative tech to support various teaching styles and content delivery.
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    Transformational Technology: AI Clinical Implementation Panel Discussion
    Hamilton Baker, M.D.
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Transformational Technology: COVID Research Update
    Hamilton Baker, M.D.
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Pitch Session: Entrepreneurship in the Biomedical Space Pitch Event
    Scott Davis, Ph.D., CPT James Bezjian, Ph.D.
    Students that have been enrolled in the “Entrepreneurship in the Biomedical Space” course developed by the College of Graduate Studies and the MUSC Foundation for Research Development will pitch novel technologies that they assessed throughout the course and used as the foundation for forming virtual companies.
  • 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
    Innovator’s Toolbox: Virtual Fireside Chat with Venture Carolina and KIYATEC

    Charlie Banks, Managing Director – Venture South and Matt Gevaert, Ph.D., CEO – KIYATEC, Inc.

    Mr. Banks and Dr. Gevaert will discuss how a life science startup can thrive in South Carolina. Topics covered will include how to form and get a startup investment ready in South Carolina.
  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
    Innovator’s Toolbox: Technology Development: Resources and Funding
    MUSC Foundation for Research Development
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Health & Wellness: Bringing on the Qi
    Marcelaine Reneua, Ph.D.
    Reneua will discuss an innovation that brings mobile wellness services to patient’s curb.
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    Innovator’s Toolbox: Mobile applications at MUSC: Resources & Development Pathways
    MUSC Foundation for Research Development and Biomedical Informatics Center (BMIC)
  • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Pitch Session: Shark Tank
    During this signature event, nine poster session finalists, selected by their colleagues, will present their ideas to a panel of MUSC senior leaders. Winners will receive additional support for development, implementation, and scaling.
  • Time: TBD
    Transformational Technology: Innovation with Accessibility
    Jaipreet Virdi, Ph.D.
    Virdi, a researcher and historian of medicine, technology and disability, shares findings of how deaf/deafened individuals attempted to amplify their hearing through various types of surgical, proprietary, and/or technological "deafness cures”.

  • Title: Swipe Right for Learning

    Time: 9:00 AM EDT

    Speaker: Rob Curtin, Director, Higher Education Americas, Microsoft


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  • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Transformational Technology: The Future and Ethics of Genetics