INNOVATION, IT’S WHERE WE LIVE.
Wisconsin is an innovative state. Although discussions of “innovation” are usually directed toward internet startups and biotech companies, creative innovation in Wisconsin involves many industries including manufacturing, the paper industry, sustainable agriculture, life sciences, education, nonprofits, and health care information.
The Wisconsin Innovation Awards (WIA) seek to celebrate and inspire innovation. The WIA highlights and honors the development of groundbreaking and innovative ideas. If it is a transformational idea we want to celebrate it. We hope to encourage an even greater environment of innovation by bringing innovators together from various business sectors (e.g. tech, food, healthcare, agriculture, nonprofits, education, government), and from throughout the State.
Led by a steering committee of business, community and entrepreneurial leaders, the second annual WIA ceremony took place on August 18, 2015 at the Discovery World in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The award ceremony is sponsored by American Family Insurance and Baker Tilly.
: a new idea, device, or method
The 2016 Wisconsin Innovation Awards will be held on:
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Wisconsin Union Theater
800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706
The 2016 nomination period is now closed, but you can still apply!
Join the innovators, entrepreneurs, nominees and past winners at the precursor events around Wisconsin. We will hold the events in Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison and Milwaukee. Each event will have a short program laying out the plans for the 2016 Wisconsin Innovation Awards.
Come for a taste of Wisconsin’s best artisan food and drinks.
The event is free, but space is limited, so RSVP for the event near you.
GREEN BAY -- April 11
MILWAUKEE -- April 26
EAU CLAIRE -- May 2
MADISON -- May 4
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)
The Old Sugar Distillery
931 E. Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
SUPPORTING WISCONSIN INNOVATION
This event was originated by Matt Younkle & Joe Boucher of Neider & Boucher, with funding and support from American Family Insurance, Baker Tilly, Baird, Exact Sciences, First Business, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Neider & Boucher, WMEP and WEDC.
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Research Director, JAMF Software
Neider & Boucher
President, Katie Boyce Co.
President, Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Frank Byrne
President Emeritus, St. Mary's Hospital
Professor, UW Whitewater
Vice President Treasury Management, First Business Bank
Sr. Site Director - Neenah Design Center, Plexus Corp.
Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
President, Props Unlimited
Vice President - Marketing, WEDC
Director of Innovation, American Family Insurance
Co-Founder & CEO, CODAworx
Director of Marketing, WMEP
Co-Founder and CEO, Murfie.com
2016 Event Details