Today more than ever, innovation is the key to survival and long-term success. Those who have the aptitude for identifying opportunities, creative thinking, problem solving, and risk taking will elevate the economic base within our state and lead to global recognition of Indiana as an innovation leader.
Now in our third year, the Indiana Innovation Awards seek to recognize those individuals and organizations who are successfully leading the innovation charge in our state. Over the next few months, we will be accepting nominations and entries for the only broad-based innovation awards focused on Indiana. This annual celebration culminates on September 12 when Centric brings together the best and brightest minds driving Indiana innovation.
The Indiana Innovation Awards are a program of Centric, Indy's Innovation Network. Check out our latest monthly event at CentricIndy.org, and stay up-to-date with all of the best Indiana Innovation news by signing-up for our newsletter.
WHEN CAN I SUBMIT A NOMINATION OR ENTRY AND WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
Nominations and entries open after our Kickoff Celebration on April 23rd and are accepted until July 26th.
WHAT QUALIFIES ME AS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER MY PRODUCT OR SERVICE?
To be eligible for an Indiana Innovation Award, the product, service, company, or organization entered must be:
CAN I NOMINATE MY OWN COMPANY?
Absolutely! However, save yourself a step and go directly to the entry form.
IS THERE A FEE TO NOMINATE OR ENTER?
No. There is no fee associated with submitting a nomination or winning an award.
IF I ENTER, WILL I BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE AWARDS CEREMONY?
Yes, all who submit entries or nominations are invited to attend the Awards Ceremony.
IF I SUBMIT AN ENTRY, AND THEN LATER HAVE AN IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT MY PRODUCT/SERVICE, IS IT TOO LATE TO SUBMIT THIS INFORMATION?
No, please send all updates/attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not submit a second entry for the same product/services.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM A FINALIST OR A WINNER?
We will contact you directly to let you know if you are a finalist or a winner.
WHAT CRITERIA DOES THE JUDGING COMMITTEE LOOK AT WHEN EVALUATING ENTRIES?
The judging committee looks at the following criteria:
Note: The product/service must have been introduced to the market in the last 3 years.
If you would like to learn more about the Indiana Innovation Awards, or if you would like to learn about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please send a message to our Executive Director, Brittney McColgin.