The Business Record & innovationIOWA Magazine Announces Now Accepting Nominations:
The DuPont Pioneer innovationLEADER of the Year Award
The winner will be announced in the 2016 innovationIOWA magazine and honored at the unveiling event on April 5, 2016 in Ames, IA at the Iowa State University Research Park. The DuPont Pioneer innovationLEADER of the Year award is designed to recognize an individual or organization for their originality, leadership, and impact on their company, state and local economy, and/or the general public through innovative concepts, processes, and/or products.
Judging will be based on the following:
- Originality of the innovation(s): Is this a completely new concept/idea/process or the reimagining of an existing one? Was it developed independently or in cooperation with others?
- Impact of the innovation(s): Did this innovation meet an unmet need? How has it affected a specific industry and/or the public at large? If internal, what impact has it had on the processes, and efficiencies of your organization?
- Commercial impact of the innovation(s): Has the innovation gone to market? What financial evidence or market acceptance information does the innovation have to support new value for the end user? What is the quantifiable evidence of success?
- Culture of innovation: Does the individual or company promote an atmosphere conducive to innovation? Have they consistently been a leader in their field when it comes to innovation?
To nominate someone for consideration go to: businessrecord.com/innovationIOWA – Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 13, 2015 at noon. The winner will be announced in the 2016 innovationIOWA magazine and honored at the unveiling event on April 5, 2016.