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Promoting innovation throughout Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods.

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Promoting equity

Annually recognizing the local impact of innovators in the Chicago region's diverse neighborhoods

Celebrating innovators

Winners are recognized in front of 1,500 people at the Chicago Innovation Awards, ring the Nasdaq Bell, and more

Plug into Chicago's innovation community

Nominees and winners access year-round events aimed at forging relationships among innovators across the region

"Where you were born does not determine your future"

- Emile Cambry, 2016 Chicago Innovation Neighborhood Award winner, Founder and CEO of Blue 1647


May 1st - Jul 31stNominations Open
Aug 1st – Sep 30thNominees Are Evaluated
Sept.Nominee Reception
OctoberWinners will be celebrated at the annual Chicago Innovation Awards
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SummerWinners Ring the Nasdaq Bell in New York City

2018 Chicago Innovation Awards Neighborhood Award Winners

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