Carolina Innovations Seminar

9th Annual Celebration of Inventorship
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Seminar 5:30-6:30pm

Networking 6:30-8:30pm
The Great Room, Top of the Hill Restaurant & Bar, 2nd Floor

Celebration of Inventorship 2014

Our final seminar of the 2013-2014 season will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014. We invite you to join us for our annual Celebration of Inventorship, honoring UNC-Chapel Hill innovators who have had US patents issued during calendar year 2013. Our honorees will be presented with a commemorative plaque to recognize their achievement.

The Office of Technology Development will also be presenting the 2014 Inventor of the Year Award to Dr. Russell Taylor, Research Professor of Computer Science, Physics & Astronomy, and Applied Physical Sciences, recognizing his contributions to innovation at UNC. Dr. Taylor will be our featured speaker and will share an overview of his work and experience in commercialization of technology

PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE: This event will be held in its entirety at The Great Room, Top of the Hill Restaurant & Bar, with a reception to follow.

Free Registration: 




Russell M. Taylor, II Ph.D.

Inventor of the Year 2014












The seminar is usually held in Room 014 of Sitterson Hall, with the reception to follow in the Great Room at Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery at the corner of Franklin and Columbia streets, with the exception of the annual Celebration of Inventorship, which is held in the Great Room in its entirety.

Sitterson Hall is located across the street from the Carolina Inn on Columbia Street  Map

Public Parking Options -
Traveling from Raleigh/Durham, via Franklin Street, make a right on North Columbia Street.  Take the next right on Rosemary Street.  There will be pay lots on both sides of the street.  The charge for parking is $1.00-1.25 per hour. 

Campus Parking Options -
Parking on Campus is available, but it is sometimes difficult to find spaces.  The charge for parking is $1.00-1.25 per hour. 

The Swain Parking lot is located on Cameron Avenue and is the most convenient to Sitterson Hall as well as Top of the Hill, however, this lot is sometimes full or reserved.  From Raleigh/Durham via Franklin Street, make a left onto South Columbia Street.  At the second light, make a left onto Cameron Avenue.  The first left is the entrance to Swain Parking Lot.

The Morehead Parking Lot is located on Franklin Street next to Morehead Planetarium.



5/1/2014 2014 Celebration of Inventorship  
*Dates are subject to change


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