News & Events

The Innovation Task Force has gained university-wide attention as a result of the positive impacts having come out of each initiative. There are several presentations and news articles that will provide thorough information on the different initiatives and the progress of ITF from year to year.

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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.

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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


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.

Call for Ideas

GW faculty, staff, alumni, and students, share an innovative idea that will help us reach our goal.