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Every year, the Innovation Task Force draws more groundbreaking ideas featured in GWToday and other news sources.



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ITF Highlights Top Ideas

May 14, 2014

GW community members gathered in the Marvin Center Tuesday afternoon to weigh in on the latest round of top-ranked proposals generated by the university’s Innovation Task Force.

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Innovation Task Force Awards Scholarship to Two Students

April 07, 2014

Two students will receive $50,000 scholarships in the George Washington University’s first Innovation Task Force scholarship competition.

Alex Schneider, a second-year Law School student, and Joe Holleran, a junior in the School of Business, were announced as the winners of the ITF scholarship contest Monday. The two students, who established business plans and went through three rounds of review—including presentations before a panel of judges in late March—will each receive a $50,000 scholarship and have their ideas implemented by the university.

Tim Terpstra, director of academic integrity, will look to raise the visibility of his office by merging with the Office of Stud

Winning idea could lead to full ride

April 25, 2013

Students could win a year's worth of free tuition if they pitch a plan that saves or pulls in $1 million for the University annually.

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New Ideas Highlighted at ITF Showcase

April 24, 2013

Innovative cost-saving ideas—including a full scholarship that would be awarded to a student who develops an implementable plan to net the university $1 million—were the focus of a Showcase of Idea

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Giving Back to Military and Veterans

February 20, 2013

Innovation Task Force initiatives focus on military personnel and veterans.

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Behind the Mind Interview with Dave Lawlor

February 15, 2013

ITF Chair Dave Lawlor was recently interviewed on radio show "Behind the Mind."

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Innovation Task Force To Implement Six New Initiatives

September 04, 2012

A post-baccalaureate pre-health professional certificate, groundbreaking new online degree programs, winter enrichment offerings and an international gap year are among six new initiatives selected

Members of the Innovation Task Force's steering committee pitch ideas for a Summer of Service program to members of the GW commu

ITF showcases ideas to broaden online learning and alternative programs

April 17, 2012

The Innovation Task Force unveiled its top proposals Tuesday for the next phase of the University-wide cost-saving initiative, including pitches to expand online learning and alternative academic programs.

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The Innovation Continues

April 06, 2012

The GW community is gathering this week at two university-wide Showcases of Ideas to weigh in on the latest top-ranked proposals under consideration by the Innovation Task Force.

ITF funding has enabled Columbian College to double the number of its undergraduate advisers.

Innovation Funds at Work

November 27, 2011

Students in GW’s largest school, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, experience innovation in action every time they walk into the bustling advising office on the first floor of Phillips Ha

At two Showcases of Ideas last week, the GW community weighed in on top round three innovation ideas.

Innovation in Action

October 31, 2011

The GW community gathered last week at two university-wide Showcases of Ideas for a wide-ranging discussion on seven top-ranked proposals under consideration by the Innovation Task Force.

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ITF Hosts Showcases of Ideas

October 24, 2011

After months of rigorous discussion and analysis, the Innovation Task Force will present its third round of leading innovation ideas to the GW community this week at two “showcases of ideas.” Seven

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Innovation Update

July 25, 2011

The Innovation Task Force entered phase three this summer in full swing, with $23.4 million in savings and new revenue identified toward the initiative’s $60 million goal.

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Capitalizing on Strategic Sourcing

February 27, 2011

GW is on track to secure significant savings by spending money on goods and services in a smarter way through strategic sourcing—one of the top six innovation ideas generated in phase one of the In

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Allocating ITF Funds

February 09, 2011

Nearly $5 million will be allocated to top academic priorities this fiscal year thanks to the Innovation Task Force.

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