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Save the Date – Dal Innovation Week 

Get an inside look at the leading-edge innovations being developed right now by students, faculty, and researchers at Dalhousie University this September.   

Join us for the first annual Dal Innovation Week September 14 – 20th, 2024. 

Led by the Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation and Dal Innovates, Dal Innovation Week will showcase ventures and innovations springing up across campus and the dynamic network of programming and support offered in the university entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem.  

Over the course of a week-long celebration, students, faculty, industry, government, and our alumni community are invited to engage with Dalhousie entrepreneurs and innovators and learn how to get involved as program participants, mentors, employers, supporters, and collaborators.  

Innovation Week includes core programming along with engaging workshops and experiences throughout the week, including entrepreneurial pitch competitions, a student fair, workshops, and networking opportunities. 

The five core events include: 

Tuesday, September 17:

  • Falling Walls – A pitch competition to showcase breakthrough research that positively impacts science and society. In 2023, with his presentation, “Breaking the Wall of Alternative Plastics”, Joe Bedard, Ph.D. candidate in Dal’s Department of Chemistry, took home the top prize in the Falling Walls Lab Pitch competition in Berlin, Germany, beating out 100 regional winners from 78 countries.  

Thursday, September 19:

  • Dal Innovates Pitch Day – An opportunity for graduates of Dalhousie-based accelerators to pitch their ventures to a live audience for top prizes.  
  • Young Innovators Dinner – An intimate showcase of Dalhousie’s top student entrepreneurs and innovators. 

Date TBD:

  • Experiential Learning Event – Students will gather to experiment with entrepreneurship and innovation principles and solve a real-world problem.  
  • Open Street Innovation – A street fair for students and faculty to learn more about the vast network of innovation activity across campus. 

And more coming soon!

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We welcome students, faculty, and alumni across Dalhousie University to engage in creating Dal Innovation Week with us. If you have an idea, are interested in getting involved in the planning, or in hosting an event, please email Innovation Week Co-Chairs Emily Neil, and Jessie Furze.

Partnership opportunities are available. For information about sponsorship and donation please reach out to Advancement Officer, Andrew Dart.

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About Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of the university’s 20,000-plus students coming from outside the province. Dal’s 6,000 faculty and staff foster a diverse, purpose-driven community, one that spans 13 faculties and conducts more than $194 million in research annually. Part of a cluster identifi ed as one of the world’s top international centres in ocean research, the university proudly celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2018.