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Celebrate your innovation

Promote your commitment to innovation to employees, customers, and investors

Winners gain major exposure

Recognition in front of 1,500 people at the Chicago Innovation Awards ceremony along with media coverage

Ring the Nasdaq Bell

Winners are celebrated on a global stage when they ring the Nasdaq Bell in New York City

Elevate your network

Winners meet with the Mayor, Governor and Cook County President and other high-level business and civic leader


May 1st - Jul 31stNominations Open
Aug 1st – Sep 30thNominees Are Evaluated
September Nominee Celebration
OctoberTop 100 Finalists receive a scholarship to the Practical Innovator
DecemberWinners are celebrated at the Chicago Innovation Awards
Spring 2022Winners Ring the Nasdaq Bell in NYC

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