Yesterday we hosted a lab session as part of Chicago Ideas Week at UChicago’s new Chicago Innovation Exchange space. The topic, "Innovation at the 21st Century University" focused on the seismic shifts in technology, the economy and society during the last decade that threaten to disrupt the U.S. higher education landscape in the coming years. The session was facilitated by the IIT Institute of Design and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Participants, who were placed into teams for this interactive lab session, were asked to role play and defend their university model against the competition. They were asked to imagine the university of the future and decide how to compete in this new landscape. Big thanks to all the participants who helped make this session a success!
Check out photos from the lab in this slideshow!