Chicago Innovation Awards: Moving Chicago Forward
The mission of the Chicago Innovation Awards is to celebrate, educate, and connect innovators across all industries in the Chicago region.
Think “Shark Tank” meets a trip to the doctor’s office… A small group of expert innovation “doctors” will be put to the test when they are confronted by entrepreneurs seeking prescriptions for their growth challenges – all before a live audience – and you get to be the “physician’s assistant!”
Join us and hundreds of the region’s innovators who have been nominated for the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards. This annual celebration brings together those who are pioneering innovation with brand new products, services and processes — meet them all at the Nominee Reception.
We invite you to join us on Thursday, September 29th for The Practical Innovator, a day-long executive education program hosted at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, one of the world’s foremost centers for executive education. The Practical Innovator will feature senior Kellogg faculty members who teach the practical skills of innovation, along with a few special guests.
Join 1500 people as Chicago’s innovation community comes together to shine a bright light on the creative spirit of Chicago by focusing attention on the most innovative new products and services introduced in the region. The winners each year are innovations that uniquely fill unmet needs, spark a competitive response in the marketplace, exceed market expectations, achieve financial success, and improve people’s lives. They emerge from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Most importantly, the Chicago Innovation Awards remind us that innovation is thriving in the Chicago region.