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French Innovation Week 2016 in Chicago

French Innovation Week 2016 in Chicago

Published on April 25, 2016
The Annual French Innovation Week is a celebration of French innovation and savoir-faire in Chicago. For its third edition (April 21st-29th), a variety of events throughout the city will showcase the best of French science, technology, innovation and more.

The series of events include :
- Free public lectures given by leading French scientists to learn and discuss new advancement in the field of DNA damage repair and fresh water biodiversity, or the challenge of work-life balance in a hyper-connected world,
- The 5th Annual French-American Science Festival, that offers hands-on activities for hundreds of young students in Chicago.
- French leaders come together at Chicago Tech Hub 1871 to present their cutting-edge technological advances in the field of connected objects.
- Special screenings feature the best France has to offer in animation and 3D innovation.
- Finally, the week will close on April 29th with the French-American Chamber of Commerce annual Gala La Nuit des Etoiles, celebrating Women and Innovation.

Full Program of Events

MON 25 - 3:30 PM
3D innovation & virtual reality for Columbia College students.

MON 25 - 6:30 PM
Freshwater biodiversity in the face of global change.

MON 25 - 7 PM
Innovation in Wine: French Natural Wine Professional event.

TUE 26 - 6 PM
The French IoT Revolution: Innovative French tech changing the way we connect.

TUE 26 - 6:30 PM
La littérature, accélérateur d’innovation ?

WED 27 - TBC
MoU signing between MATTER Chicago and PARIS&CO.

WED 27 - 9 AM
Science L.A.B²: Learning and Building Bridges for students & teachers.

WED 27 - 5:30 PM
Explore energy efficiency in construction.

THU 28 - 6:30 PM
Same old, same old… but what’s new? Advances in Ageing Research.

FRI 29 - 6 PM
Gala La Nuit des Etoiles - Celebrating Women & Innovation.

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