CHICAGO INNOVATION AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Nominations are now OPEN for the 2023 Chicago Innovation Awards!
The 2023 Chicago Innovation Awards Ceremony starts in:
WHAT WINNERS RECEIVE
Recognition at the Chicago Innovation Awards
The following winners are publicly honored at the Chicago Innovation Awards each year:
- Main Category Awards
- Up-and-Comer Awards
- People’s Choice Award
- Social Innovator Award
- Wintrust Neighborhood Awards
- Molex Creating Connections for Life Award
- Accenture Corporate Innovator Award
- SMS Assist Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
- Climate Champion Award
Participation in the NASDAQ Bell ceremony in Times Square
The winners will collectively participate in the ceremonial ringing of the closing NASDAQ bell in New York City
Meeting with the Mayor
Chicago Innovation will facilitate a conversation between the Mayor and the winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards to discuss how the city can accelerate the efforts of our hometown innovators.
Meeting with the Governor
Chicago Innovation will facilitate a conversation between the Governor and the winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards to present their innovation to state leaders and discuss ways to advance innovation in Illinois.
Meeting with Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle
Chicago Innovation will facilitate a conversation between President Preckwinkle and the winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards to make connections between their new products and services and the needs of the county.
Top 100 Finalists Receive:
The top 100 finalists will each be awarded a scholarship to “The Practical Innovator” hosted through Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management ($2,500 value). This executive education course teaches the practical skills of innovation. These top 100 finalists are also profiled on our website during the People’s Choice Award voting, in which thousands of Chicagoans will view the innovations and vote for their favorites.
All Nominees Receive:
All of those who work toward building the innovation community in the Chicago region should be recognized. For this reason, all organizations nominated for the Chicago Innovation Awards will be recognized at the Nominee Celebration in September.