13th Annual Innovation Celebration Nominations

13th Annual Innovation Celebration Nominations

Innovation Celebration

We are pleased to announce the 13th Annual Innovation Celebration in recognition of those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions, taken risks, and provided leadership to ensure the continuing economic success of Champaign County, the ongoing success of the University's economic development mission, and the growth of entrepreneurial talent and energy in our community.

The awards have been established to recognize the various ways in which individuals and organizations have utilized innovation, creativity, and leadership for entrepreneurial endeavors and economic development in the community. Please nominate as many individuals/organizations as you would like. Nominations will be viewed and judged by a panel of past winners, sponsors, and community & university leaders. Finalists will be announced in early 2018. 

Nominations are open to the public and will be accepted through 5 PM on January 24, 2018.

Award Categories

Entrepreneurial Excellence: Social Venture

Serve as change agents by creating and implementing sustainable solutions to reshape society, benefit humanity, address social concerns. 

Entrepreneurial Excellence: Student Startup

Formed by students in the last three years and demonstrates a commitment to continuing success through entrepreneurial talent, creativity and energy.

Entrepreneurial Excellence: New Venture

Formed in the last three years, and demonstrates a commitment to continuing success through entrepreneurial talent, creativity, and energy.

Entrepreneurial Excellence: Advocacy

Actively engage, encourage, coach and mentor entrepreneurs in the community, and provide extensive support to help them achieve success.

Entrepreneurial Excellence: Management

Demonstrates expertise in assembling resources, creating an organization, and working to build and implement effective action plans.

Innovation: Economic Development Impact

Has made a significant economic development impact in the community and continues to demonstrate their commitment to Champaign County. 

Innovation Transfer Award—University of Illinois

Recognizes an individual or group from the University of Illinois whose research has resulted in either a discovery or a work with the potential for significant societal impact.

Alexis Wernsing Innovation Award—University of Illinois

Recognizes an individual or team from the University of Illinois that has channeled their experience living with a disability into positive change through the creation of new products, environments, or protocols that enhance quality of life. 

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Information about Nominee #1

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Do you plan to attend the 13th Annual Innovation Celebration Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Parkland College? (RSVP is suggested but not mandatory)

Do you plan to attend the 13th Annual Innovation Celebration Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Parkland College? (RSVP is suggested but not mandatory)

Thank you!

Thank you for your interest in Innovation Celebration.
We hope that you'll join us for the ceremony:

Thursday, March 29, 2018

5:30 – 8:30 pm

 

Parkland College - Student Union

2400 West Bradley Avenue

Champaign, IL 61821

 

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