A Look Back at the Innovation Management Awards

The Innovation Management Awards are in their fifth year and we thought it would be good chance to look back at all the past winners as we prepare to receive submissions from around the world in this year’s competition. We’ve honored a variety of organizations and companies in the past and we hope that we have just as much to learn this year. Learn more about any of these stories (2013 – 2016) by following the links in their summaries:

2013:

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance
A contest that resulted in one of the world’s first solar-powered wheelchairs.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Incremental savings that makes a huge difference to the bottom line.

State of Minnesota
Streamlining IT operations statewide.

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Improving the University’s “Innovation Quotient.”

Yale University
Empowering staff to shape the future of the ITS organization.

2014:

Department of Energy
Finding the 5 Solar IT Start-Ups You Need to Know

Department of Labor
Identifying employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Scentsy
Finding the top-selling product of all time.

2015:

Innovate Your State
Crowdsourcing a winning ballot measure!

Ushahidi
Connecting citizens in the global south to their governments.

Western Australia Police
Saving millions of dollars and thousands of man hours!

2016:

City of Calgary
Engaging city-wide employees in an online dialogue for city improvements.

JUMP
Taking Ten New Technologies to Market

National Cancer Institute
Identify the top ten recommendations to help complete a decade’s worth of research in five years!

This is just a taste of what innovation management award winners can accomplish. They also have some great ideas about how to meet these innovation goals. Who will the winners be in 2017? Nominate your IdeaScale community for a chance to win one of several great prizes. Deadline is November 10th.

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