French Innovation Week 2017 @Chicago

French Innovation Week is a celebration of French innovation and savoir-faire in Chicago.

The 4rd Annual French Innovation Week will take place April  27-May 5, 2017 with a variety of events throughout the city that showcase the best of French science, technology, innovation and more.

The series of events will include 2 free public lectures given by leading French scientists, panel discussions, special screenings, hands-on activities for hundreds of young students during the The 6th Annual French-American Science Festival, and presentation by French leaders of cutting-edge technological advances at Chicago tech hub 1871. Finally, the week closes with the French-American Chamber of Commerce 25th annual Gala La Nuit des Etoiles celebrating this year The Loire Valley & Innovation.

April – May 2017 Program of Events

April 27
THU @ TBA

Day 1: Virtual Reality
Hackathon
with startup Wonda VR
April 28
FRI @ TBA
Day 2: Virtual Reality
Hackathon
with startup Wonda VR

April 29
SAT @ 4:45 PM

Immersive Tech Summit & 2017 French Innovation Week Launch Event
May 1
MON @ 9:00 AM
Science L.A.B²: Learning and Building Bridges for students & teachers.
@ TBA
Virtual Reality masterclass for university Students
May 2
TUE @ 7 PM

How the new genome-editing technologies in agriculture will change our everyday lives
May 3
WED @ 13:30 PM
LFC Maker Faire
@ 5 PM
Smart Cities, French Technology Inventing the Cities Of Tomorrow @ 1871
May 4
THU @ 7 PM
Why are gravitational waves a revolutionary discovery?
May 5
FRI @ 6PM
25th Gala La Nuit des Etoiles – Celebrating The Loire Valley & Innovation