2022 IIN Innovation Award Application Form

Welcome to Illinois Innovation Network Awards Application Form

1. Are you the applicant?

 

INSTITUTION

 

INSTITUTION

 

EMAIL

answer must be an email address

 

EMAIL

 

 

APPLICANT INFORMATION

Unless otherwise requested, please answer all questions in this application about the primary person or entity most responsible for the innovation ("Applicant").  Others can be included in the appropriate question, but only you will be contacted. 

 

 

 

Other Innovators

 

Other Innovators

 

CATEGORIES

6. We understand your innovation may fit into multiple categories.  Please choose only one.  (If we feel the innovation fits better in a different category, we reserve the right to move it. We also reserve the right to modify the categories to better represent the pool of nominations.)

 

CATEGORIES

 

SCORING RUBRIC

Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Novelty (30%) -- How unique is this innovation? ​How clearly does it differentiate from existing innovations, alternatives, substitutes, etc.?

  • Impact on the field and society (30%) -- How much does the innovation advance the field of study?​  How likely is it to catalyze other innovations? To what degree will/has the innovation positively affected society? Does it impact underserved or under-resourced populations or advance social equity?

  • Feasibility (30%) -- How likely does the innovation get applied or consumed?​  To what degree is it currently being applied, if any? What amount of resources does/will it take to be applied or consumed?

  • Support of IIN Principles (10%) -- To what degree does the innovation
    • Drive innovation, workforce development and inclusive growth throughout Illinois​

    • Access and meet regional needs through a combination of collaborative research, public-private partnerships, and entrepreneurship and training programs

    • Collaborate with hubs across the state sharing best practices (in innovation)

    • Promote the value of higher education in Illinois and throughout the country.

 

INNOVATION DESCRIPTION

In the space below, please describe the innovation to the best of your ability, including how it may relate to the scoring criteria above.

 

SCORING RUBRIC

Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Novelty (30%) -- How unique is this innovation? ​How clearly does it differentiate from existing innovations, alternatives, substitutes, etc.?

  • Impact on the field and society (30%) -- How much does the innovation advance the field of study?​  How likely is it to catalyze other innovations? To what degree will/has the innovation positively affected society? Does it impact underserved or under-resourced populations or advance social equity?

  • Feasibility (30%) -- How likely does the innovation get applied or consumed?​  To what degree is it currently being applied, if any? What amount of resources does/will it take to be applied or consumed?

  • Support of IIN Principles (10%) -- To what degree does the innovation
    • Drive innovation, workforce development and inclusive growth throughout Illinois​

    • Access and meet regional needs through a combination of collaborative research, public-private partnerships, and entrepreneurship and training programs

    • Collaborate with hubs across the state sharing best practices (in innovation)

    • Promote the value of higher education in Illinois and throughout the country.

 

INNOVATION DESCRIPTION

In the space below, please describe the innovation to the best of your ability, including how it may relate to the scoring criteria above.

limited to 500 words.

 

OTHER

 

OTHER

limited to 250 words.

 

Files, documents, images, links, etc.

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If you have any questions about the application, or awards, please contact Bruce Sommer: bsomm2@uis.edu

 

Include your email address in your submission to:

  • Get a copy of your answers

Thank you for completing the nomination form and encouraging innovation at your hub!

Non-confidential and Public Disclosure​.  Information provided in this application may not be held in confidence and is not protected by a confidentiality agreement.  Details about the innovation will be shared with competition judges.  Please provide only information you are comfortable sharing with the public.  Further, intellectual property information provided may meet public disclosure thresholds.