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 fourth 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 August 28 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.
Thank you for your interest in the 2014 Indiana Innovation Awards! Nominations are now closed. Be sure to sign up for the Centric newsletter for details about this year’s winners and details about future events.
Over $2,000 in value
Recognition at the Hilbert Circle Theatre
Recognition at the Day of Innovation, including a profile of the winning innovation in the event program
4 Tickets to Day of Innovation ($1,000)
4 Tickets to the Day of Innovation VIP Lunch ($200)
Featured in Centric’s communications (newsletter, dedicated blog for each winner)
Promotion video to use for your company (Engage Video, $1,000)
1 Season Pass to 2014/15 Centric Innovation Lunches (10 events, $200)
Excellence in Innovation
Stickers in Public is a unique way of making people’s lives more playful through games that can be posted anywhere. Each sticker has a different set of rules, so that anyone can turn any available space into a play space.See Video
Boing Luresmakes a topwater fishing lure containing a sound chamber that creates both low and a high pitch frequencies that fish react to from as much as 12 feet in depth and 40 feet laterally.See Video
The EPS-30 Endoscopy Positionersevolved from the need to comfortably and safely position a patient for an endoscopy procedure. The conscious sedation employed during these procedures carries a risk for airway compromise that can occur with inadequate head and spinal positioning.See Video
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra became the first major American Orchestra to name an Ensemble-In-Residence program with Time for Three— the world’s first “classically-trained garage band.”See Video
In late 2011, People for Urban Progress (PUP) negotiated the rights to salvage stadium seating from Indianapolis’ Busch Stadium, which would have otherwise gone to landfills. A strategic relationship between IndyGo and PUP brought the rehabbed stand-alone benches to bus stops around Indianapolis — known as PUPstops.See Video
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is a curbed, buffered, richly landscaped and artfully lighted pedestrian and bicycle pathway that deliver a new way to celebrate the urban experience.See Video
Delta H2Okinetictechnology helps consumers save water without compromising their shower experience by controlling the water’s speed, movement and droplet size — all without moving parts.See Video
The ECO Flex Techfixture allows facilities to easily adopt the latest advances in lighting technology, thereby satisfying their lighting needs for upwards of 50 years.See Video
Brackets For Good hosts single-elimination, bracket- style fundraising tournaments for local nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits can attract a new generation of supporters by making the act of donating more like playing a game.See Video
Realizing that students are the best source of information about school activity, Social Net Watcher protects students by monitoring Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media sites.See Video
Nominations and entries open after our Kickoff Celebration on May 22 and are accepted until July 1.
To be eligible for an Indiana Innovation Award, the product, service, company, or organization entered must be:
Absolutely! However, save yourself a step and go directly to the entry form.
No. There is no fee associated with submitting a nomination or winning an award.
Yes, all who submit entries or nominations are invited to attend the Awards Ceremony.
No, please send all updates/attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not submit a second entry for the same product/services.
We will contact you directly to let you know if you are a finalist or a winner.
Note: The product/service must have been introduced to the market in the last 3 years.
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