2016 Winners

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Un-Gala


    06/15/2017 at Morgan Manufacturing


    Join 400 of Chicago’s brightest thinkers for the evening – business and civic leaders representing big businesses, emerging start-ups, technologists, investors, and others who form the backbone of Chicago’s innovation community.

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  • Chicago Innovation Summit

    Chicago Innovation Summit

    07/12/2017 at Harold Washington Library


    The Chicago Innovation Awards and the Executives’ Club of Chicago are co-hosting the 2nd annual Chicago Innovation Summit. Featuring top innovation minds and leaders, this half-day event will showcase new ideas and strategies to help grow your business.

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  • The Innovation Doctor Is In

    The Innovation Doctor Is In

    08/10/2017 at mHub


    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!” Expected attendance is 200 people.

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  • Nominee Reception

    Nominee Reception

    09/06/2017 at Park West


    Join us and hundreds of the region’s innovators who have been nominated for the 2017 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.

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AI vs IQ

The Taste of Innovation

Innovation for the Ages

2016 Innovators Connection Reception

2016 Chicago Innovation Awards Photos

2016 Nominee Reception