Nearly 1500 businesses, civic leaders and supporters of innovation were in attendance. The Chicago Innovation Awards is the Chicago region’s foremost recognition of the most innovative new products or services brought to market each year.
Now in its 17th year, the Chicago Innovation Awards creates a thriving innovation ecosystem in the Chicago region through educating and connecting innovative companies.
"Chicago’s innovators continue to demonstrate the breadth of innovation found in the Chicago region, cutting across all industries, sectors and sizes,” said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder with Chicago journalist Dan Miller of the awards. “2018 winners are pioneers in healthcare, construction, communications, food and nutrition, education, information technology, transportation, fashion, law, real estate, childcare, workforce development, museums and exhibits, nanotechnology and social services.”
The winning organizations receive a variety of honors including the opportunity to ring the Nasdaq Bell in New York City, and meetings with the Mayor, Governor and Cook County President.