The Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars hosted its third annual retreat on October 5, 2015 at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Titled “Origins of Creativity in the Arts and Sciences,” the event featured a star-studded panel from three Utah campuses (UU, USU, WSU), federal agencies and The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), exploring ways to enhance and promote cross-disciplinary research on university campuses. This year’s EFS event featured performance modules, interactive projects and transdisciplinary networking, providing faculty with many ways to interact with colleagues across campus.
Led by Glenn Prestwich, Presidential Special Assistant for Faculty Entrepreneurs, the Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars (EFS) is a unique organization at the University of Utah designed to bring faculty together for the purpose of driving transdisciplinary entrepreneurship on campus. The organization holds a yearly retreat to address issues and opportunities for the purpose of promoting a culture of impact and success.
EFS members come from all colleges and departments across the University of Utah and work together to mentor student entrepreneurs. The organization is comprised of all of the University of Utah’s faculty entrepreneurs, including both those with a history of successful commercialization and those interested in exploring the first steps toward commercializing their technologies.