The Innovation Hub Webinar Series features brings together UMass Lowell experts and outside guests for engaging workshops on a variety of topics related to business, entrepreneurship, leadership and more.

Here’s a sampling of some of our recent programming. Sign up for our e-newsletter to learn about all our future events and programs.

This programming has been generously sponsored by Pentucket Bank and Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union.

The Hunt for Greatness: Strategies to Make Your Strengths Work for You

The iHub welcomed Anne Marie Messier of Straightline Management Solutions for a live webinar focused on how to use your strengths to be more productive and successful in your career. Learn the difference between talents and strengths and how each can impact your success at work.

Diversity in STEM – Panel event

In celebration of International Women's Week, the Innovation Hub and Women Accelerators hosted a panel discussion with diverse women in science, technology, engineering and academia. The panelists shared insight on supporting women in careers in science and technology, creating inclusive work environments, and promoting diversity in STEM fields.

Industry Update: Next Gen Sensors and Applications

The Innovation Hub, M2D2 and Arrow Electronics presents an update on the latest in sensor technology and research through panel discussions with startup companies, corporate partners and academia.

Crafting Business Models and Strategy: The Balancing Act Must Be Perfect

A business model and strategy are two separate and distinct concepts. In this webinar, UMass Lowell Associate Professor Scott Latham breaks down the differences and applications of successful business models and business strategy. When combined effectively, models and strategy can lead to winning results for your business.

Inspired Leadership – Fostering Creativity for Yourself and Your Team

Facing an uncertain future, how can you remain engaged, creative and inspired in your career and leadership of your team?  In this webinar, Laura Campbell, MBA, Senior Partner and VP of Inspired Partnerships at Inspire Corps shared a powerful framework of inspiration, based on original research, to guide participants through imagining new possibilities and activating new confidence and courage within their current, and evolving, world of work. Learn how to unlock inspiration as a reliable pathway to navigate through uncertainty, to lead change, and to grow stronger in the process.

SHE-CESSION: Understanding the challenges and the opportunities facing women’s careers

As the pandemic threatens to dismantle decades of progress of working women, this workshop addressed the challenges and opportunities ahead with respect to flexible work, career transitions, and continued progress for working women. Our speaker was UMass Lowell Prof. Beth Humberd, Ph.D., an expert on worker identity, gender & diversity, relational dynamics in organizations, and the changing nature of work. Not only did Prof. Humberd address the current climate, she offered active steps to building career success and how to mentor and support women in your own networks and organizations.

Do you feel like an imposter in your career?

Professionals who feel self-doubt, undeserving of their success, or inadequate in their workplace, may be suffering from Imposter Syndrome. In this webinar, led by women’s leadership coach Kim Meninger, we addressed common triggers of Imposter Syndrome, why it tends to impact women in traditionally male-dominated fields, and strategies to building confidence to help achieve career goals.

Maximize the benefits of online networking events

Networking today certainly looks different than just a few months ago. With nearly all business events now occurring in a virtual space, how do you experience connections and develop opportunities that can help your business and network grow? Kevin Willett, CEO of the New England B2B Networking Group, led this interactive discussion on how to maximize the benefits of attending online networking events.

Intellectual Property considerations for entrepreneurs and startup companies

Small and large companies alike struggle with developing strategies for protecting their intellectual property. At the same time, investors would like to valuate and monetize a company’s intellectual property (IP), which is often the most valuable asset of a company. Protecting IP can be essential to obtaining venture capital funding or preventing competitors or foreign actors from illicitly making your product or using your identity. Patent attorneys from Schmeiser Olsen & Watts LLP help offer guidance to develop a successful patent strategy for your new business.