2021 IIN Innovation Award Nomination Form

2021 IIN Innovation Award Nomination Form

Welcome to Illinois Innovation Network Awards Nomination Form

Please enter your full name below.  If you wish to be anonymous, please indicate so. 

Please enter your full name below.  If you wish to be anonymous, please indicate so. 

 

Please include your email address below.  If you wish to remain anonymous, please indicate. 

answer must be an email address

Please include your email address below.  If you wish to remain anonymous, please indicate. 

 

Nominee Information

Unless otherwise requested, please answer all questions in this application about the primary person or entity most responsible for the innovation ("Nominee").  Others can be included in the appropriate question, but only one will be contacted. 

 

If any, please list names of other people who worked on this innovation that you would like to recognize. 

If any, please list names of other people who worked on this innovation that you would like to recognize. 

If there are mulitple people listed above, please choose one primary person to populate the answers to the remaining contact information questions. 

answer must be an email address

If there are mulitple people listed above, please choose one primary person to populate the answers to the remaining contact information questions. 

 

 

Categories

required7. We understand your innovation may fit into multiple categories.  Please choose only one. 

required7. We understand your innovation may fit into multiple categories.  Please choose only one. 

 

Categories

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The Innovation

Please answer the following questions about the innovation to the best of your ability.

Please do your best explaining the innovation and why you are nominating it and the innovator(s). 

Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Novelty - 28%

    • How unique is this innovation? ​

    • How clearly does it differentiate from existing innovation, alternatives, substitutes?

  • Impact on Society - 28%

    • Potential - To what degree will the innovation positively impact society?​

    • What impact has it had so far, if any?

    • Does it impact underserved or under-resourced populations or advance social equity?

  • Contribution to the Field - 22%

    • How much does the innovation advance the field of study?​

    • How likely is it to catalyze other innovations?

  • Feasibility - 22%

    • How likely does the innovation get applied or consumed?​

    • To what degree is it currently being applied, if any? 

    • What amount of resources does it take to applied or be consumed?

  • Support of IIN Principles - Bonus

    • To what degree does the innovation​

      • Drive innovation, workforce development and inclusive growth throughout Illinois​

      • Access and meet regional needs through a combination of collaborative research, public-private partnerships, and entrepreneurship and training programs

      • collaborate with hubs across the state sharing best practices (in innovation)

      • Promote the value of higher education in Illinois and throughout the country

Please do your best explaining the innovation and why you are nominating it and the innovator(s). 

Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Novelty - 28%

    • How unique is this innovation? ​

    • How clearly does it differentiate from existing innovation, alternatives, substitutes?

  • Impact on Society - 28%

    • Potential - To what degree will the innovation positively impact society?​

    • What impact has it had so far, if any?

    • Does it impact underserved or under-resourced populations or advance social equity?

  • Contribution to the Field - 22%

    • How much does the innovation advance the field of study?​

    • How likely is it to catalyze other innovations?

  • Feasibility - 22%

    • How likely does the innovation get applied or consumed?​

    • To what degree is it currently being applied, if any? 

    • What amount of resources does it take to applied or be consumed?

  • Support of IIN Principles - Bonus

    • To what degree does the innovation​

      • Drive innovation, workforce development and inclusive growth throughout Illinois​

      • Access and meet regional needs through a combination of collaborative research, public-private partnerships, and entrepreneurship and training programs

      • collaborate with hubs across the state sharing best practices (in innovation)

      • Promote the value of higher education in Illinois and throughout the country

limited to 500 words.

 

Other

 

Other

limited to 250 words.

 

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Thank you for completing the nomination form and encouraging innovation at your hub!

Non-confidential and Public Disclosure​.  Information provided in this application may not be held in confidence and is not protected by a confidentiality agreement.  Details about the innovation will be shared with competition judges.  Please provide only information you are comfortable sharing with the public.  Further, intellectual property information provided may meet public disclosure thresholds.