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 fifth 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 at the Day of Innovation this fall 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.
Applications are now open for the 2015 Indiana Innovation Awards! Apply today and be sure to sign up for the Centric newsletter for ongoing updates about this year's awards and details about the Day of Innovation this fall.
Over $2,000 in value
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 for Centric's 2016 Innovation Lunches (10 events, $200)
Excellence in Innovation
Excellence in InnovationSee Video
The Apprentice University mission is to provide young professionals with an experience-rich education based upon the time-tested method of learning - apprenticeships. The program integrates formal education, on-the-job experience, and mentoring to launch careers and provide businesses with the next generation of leaders.See Video
Artrageous with Nate is an Emmy award winning video series that strives to educate and inspire creativity in elementary-aged children through interactive lessons in art, science and history. Each episode focuses on the history of a renowned artist and their technique, demonstrates relevant scientific principles and teaches students how to apply the lesson by creating their own pieces at home or school.See Video
Bottoms Up has taken pouring beer out of the hands of rushed servers and made it as simple as setting down a cup. When a Bottoms Up Cup® is placed onto a Bottoms Up Dispenser® the system automatically fills the desired amount leaving the server free to promote sales, engage customers, and process transactions. Additionally, the system is capable of pouring multiple servings simultaneously at a rate that is nine times faster than a traditional tap. These benefits all contribute to making every point of sale more profitable.See Video
Delta Faucet latest bathroom innovation, Temp2O™ Technology, is a digital temperature display featuring LED color indicators to signal different water temperature ranges for easy, visual indication. Giving consumers convenience and peace of mind knowing the temperature of the water flowing from their shower or bathtub spout before getting in, this new offering is available on a variety of handshowers, showerheads and tub showers.See Video
The hc1® Healthcare Relationship Cloud™ personalizes the healthcare experience by optimizing the way laboratories, radiology groups, and health systems engage providers and patients across the continuum of care. A winner of the Red Herring Top 100 Global Award, hc1.com is in use across 500 healthcare locations.See Video
An epic adventure awaits inside this incredible new exhibit, which offers an unparalleled experience for both guests and orangutans. Designed to stimulate the apes’ physical, social and intellectual abilities, the Simon Skjodt Center is home to one of the largest groups of orangutans in any American zoo. It serves as a vital education, research and conservation center where dedicated staff and members of the community can work together to create a positive future for critically endangered orangutans in the wild. It brings new hope to a species on the verge of extinction. It is also one of the most visually stunning and ambitious zoo exhibits ever created, with incredible vistas, dozens of unique viewing perspectives and mesmerizing interactive opportunities.See Video
Loxa Beauty was founded in 2011 by Janell Shaffer and Danielle McDowell to bridge the gap between the salon and online product sales. Prior to Loxa Beauty, professional salons and stylists were often cut out of the hair care and styling product purchases their clients made online. With online purchases becoming the new norm, this meant that industry professionals were losing out on a major source of revenue. Loxa Beauty is the solution to that problem; with every online purchase Loxa Beauty gives a commission to a professional salon and/or stylist of the customer’s choice.See Video
The NICO BrainPath is an innovative and groundbreaking access technology dramatically changing how surgeons can safely move through the natural folds and delicate fibers of the brain, providing the ability to address unmet clinical needs in neurosurgery. The obturators are uniquely designed with an atraumatic tip that minimizes tissue damage by displacing tissues of the brain during advancement to the targeted abnormality. The clear sheath remains in the brain during the procedure and after the obturator is removed to serve as a protective portal for surgeons to easily maintain access to the surgical site.See Video
FATWIN is a marketing technology platform that manages contests and games and lets businesses capture important information about leads either through a microsite or a kiosk set up in storefronts. By attaching the FATWIN technology to a marketing campaign, clients get ample face time with potential leads.See Video
The PrecisionHawk UAV platform, the Lancaster Mark III, provides users with fast and accurate data acquisition that is automatically processed and delivered to clients in relevant and usable formats. Programmed with a high level of artificial intelligence, the ability to operate autonomously greatly enhances the ease of use for operations and creates consistency in both the flight itself and resulting data products. Over 15 plug and play sensors are currently integrated into the platform for data collection including visual, multispectral, thermal, video and LIDAR. The ease with which PrecisionHawk is able to integrate sensors into the hardware allows for unmatched flexibility.See Video
Nominations and entries for the 2015 Indiana Innovation Awards open on Monday, March 2 and are accepted until Monday, June 1.
To be eligible for an Indiana Innovation Award, the product, service, company, or organization entered must be:
Absolutely and thank you for your entry!
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 at the 2015 Day of Innovation this fall.
No, please send all updates/attachments to email@example.com. 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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