The 2nd Annual IIN Innovation Awards celebrate advances in research, technology commercialization and education across the IIN’s 15 hubs. Faculty awards will be presented in multiple categories, and student awards will be given in an open competition.
The 2022 IIN Innovation Awards will be presented on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 3 p.m. on the Orr Building’s main stage at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The event will be part of the Tech Prairie STEAM Expo being held in the Orr Building from Aug. 17-21.
All applications and nominations must be submitted by midnight on Aug. 1, 2022. Finalists will be announced on Aug. 10, 2022. Award recipients will be asked to provide a brief explanation of their innovation at the award event on Aug. 17.
Awards will be given to faculty, scientists, and staff employed by the IIN hubs in five different categories, along with an open category for IIN student innovators.