2021 IIN Innovation Awards Application

2021 IIN Innovation Awards Application

Welcome to Illinois Innovation Network Awards Application

Applicant Information

Please answer all questions in this application about the primary person or entity most responsible for the innovation ("Applicant").  If you are not the Applicant, please indicate below. 

If there is more than one person primarily responsible for the innovation, please include the names of all the people who would qualify.  

1. Applicant(s)

1. Applicant(s)

If there is more than one person primarily responsible for the innovation, please include the names of all the people who would qualify.  

Institution

Institution

General Information

Please list all the names of the people responsible for the innovation.  

Please list all the names of the people responsible for the innovation.  

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. 

 

answer must be phone number with area code like 217-333-1000

 

Please select the one category for which you are applying.

We understand your innovation may fit into multiple categories.  

Please select the one category for which you are applying.

We understand your innovation may fit into multiple categories.  

The Innovation

In the space below, please describe your innovation, especially as it relates to the following evaluation 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

Some other considerations:

What probem are you trying to solve or what opportunity are you tyring to capture?

What big is the problem/opportunity?

What is your solution?

 

Some other considerations:

What probem are you trying to solve or what opportunity are you tyring to capture?

What big is the problem/opportunity?

What is your solution?

 

limited to 750 words.

Please provide any further information you would like considered. 

Please provide any further information you would like considered. 

limited to 250 words.

If you would like to upload a file, a document, add an image or link, as part of your application, you may do so here.

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Include your email address in your submission to:

  • Get a copy of your answers

Thank you for completing the application 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.