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.
: a new idea, device, or method
2017 nominations are now closed.
Montage, the leader of purpose-built video and voice interviewing solutions to the Global 5000, won the software category in the 2016 Wisconsin Innovation Awards. Montage was selected by a judging panel of business executives for its contribution in transforming...read more
From UW-Madison News: Square Harvest, a startup company with roots at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, allows consumers to order exactly what they need from small, local farms and food producers, marrying computer technology with the timeless traditions of...read more
Innovation Awards Company in the News: Polco’s pitch wins Pressure Chamber and trip to Silicon Valley
POLCO, winner of the 2016 Wisconsin Innovation Awards People's Choice Award, is featured in the Wisconsin State Journal: Polco's pitch wins Pressure Chamber and trip to Silicon Valley By Judy Newman Polco, a Madison online platform for citizens to vote and...read more
Understory, Inc. Recognized with Innovation Award, Continues Growth With Expanded Facilities, New Staff
Understory, Inc., a weather network and analytics company, has been named a winner of the 2016 Wisconsin Innovation Awards. The awards aim to celebrate innovation and highlight those organizations developing groundbreaking ideas throughout the state. This year's...read more
Ten groups culled from 180 nominees won Wisconsin Innovation Awards at a ceremony in Madison this week. Winners were chosen by a panel of 17 industry experts from around the state, organizers said. "These awards highlight companies innovating in the high-tech realm...read more
Madison startups clinched five of the 10 Wisconsin Innovation Awards handed out Tuesday night...The winners were chosen from 35 finalists and more than 180 nominees, judged by a panel of 17 industry experts. Read full article on...read more
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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Neider & Boucher
President, Katie Boyce Co.
Program Director, gener8tor
COO & Cofounder, Flourish Consulting
Project Manager, JP Cullen
Professor, UW Whitewater
VP, Division of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, WEDC
Vice President Treasury Management, First Business Bank
Supervisor of Workforce Case Management, Urban League of Greater Madison
Sr. Site Director - Neenah Design Center, Plexus Corp.
Director of Development & Communications, Briarpatch Youth Services, Inc.
Insurance Professional, M3 Insurance
President, Props Unlimited
Vice President, Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
Director of Corporate Relations, Vrakas CPAs + Advisors
Director of Business Analytics, Exact Sciences
Senior Software Engineer, JAMF Software
Director of Marketing, WMEP
Co-Founder and CEO, Murfie.com
2017 Wisconsin Innovation Awards
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Wisconsin Memorial Union
800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706