UWM’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation

Celebrating UWM’s Innovators

UWM’s Innovators Expo is an annual celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship that showcases a collection of UWM community prototypes, ideas, startups, student orgs, partners, classes, and innovations in an exhibit format. This is an opportunity for participants to showcase their progress and hard work that has been made over the past year.

The Innovators Expo is an electric event with attendees ranging from UWM’s Chancellor Mone, UWM donors, family and friends, and Milwaukee community members. This year, the LEC is introducing a Design Open portion where presenters will deliver 45 min mini-workshops on a variety of topics such as health design, team collaboration, and others. 2024 will also see a roundtable discussion centering on the theme of ‘radical collaboration.’

The 9th annual Innovators Expo will be held in person on May 10, 2024. The deadline to apply to present at the Expo is April 12th, 2024.

2024 UWM Design Open & Innovators Expo Format
  • 11:30am > Event begins
  • 12:00pm > Kick-off of the day
  • 12:00 - 1:00pm > Lunch N' Learn Plenary
  • 1:15 - 2:15pm > Design Open (concurrent workshops in the LEC, 45 min each)
  • 2:30 - 3:00pm > Round Table Discussion: "Radical Collaboration"
  • 3:15 - 3:30pm > Innovators Expo Kick-off (brief remarks by LEC team, others)
  • 3:30 - 5:30pm > Expo Tabling & Poster Session (soft ending, refreshments provided)

Interested in Showcasing Your Work?

Students, faculty, staff are welcome to showcase. After sign up, participants will receive a document with instructions, helpful tips, and important deadlines.

The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center is accepting proposals for hands-on workshop session for our 2024 Design Open & Innovators Expo on May 10th, 2024. This event brings together a diversity of academic disciplines and showcase innovative work in their respective fields – students, faculty, staff and members of the wider Milwaukee community are all encouraged to attend. The theme for 2024 is “Radical Collaboration” – exploring how to empower individuals to maximize their interests and talents through effective teamwork and collaboration.

Applications are currently OPEN for the UWM Innovators Expo. Fill out the application below.

2024 UWM Design Open & Innovators Expo Format

  • 11:30am > Event begins
  • 12:00pm > Kick-off of the day
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm > Lunch N’ Learn Plenary
  • 1:15 – 2:15pm > Design Open (concurrent workshops in the LEC, 45 min each)
  • 2:30 – 3:15pm > Round Table Discussion: “Radical Collaboration”
  • 3:15 – 3:30pm > Innovators Expo Kick-off (brief remarks by LEC team, others)
  • 3:30 – 5:00pm > Expo Tabling & Poster Session (soft ending, refreshments provided)

58
virtual booths presented at the 2021 Expo

648
views of the 2021 Expo

286
presenters at the Expo since 2016

8
Innovators Expos Celebrated