Deadline August 6: Nominate Innovators Today for Berkeley-Haas Open Innovation Awards
New Award Sponsored by NineSigma Honors Start-Up Disruptors, Business Model Transformers and Leaders in Open Innovation
Jun 23, 2015, 10:46 ET
CLEVELAND, June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NineSigma, the leading innovation partner to companies worldwide, and The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley are looking to shine the spotlight on innovators wherever they are — from small businesses to government agencies. Today, they announced the Berkeley-Haas Open Innovation Awards. The nomination deadline is August 6, 2015, and winners will be honored at the 2nd annual World Open Innovation Conference, November 19-20, 2015 in Santa Clara, CA.
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The awards will be presented to winners in three categories;
- Start-Up Disruption
- Business Model Transformation
- Distinguished Contribution to Leadership in Open Innovation
Dr. Henry Chesbrough, Faculty Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Berkeley-Haas, said, "These awards spotlight startups that are not yet well-known, but have potential to become disruptive players in the market and established companies that continue to change the landscape of their business through Open Innovation. We are recognizing leaders who fearlessly advance innovation theory and its application towards tangible business goals."
Through Open Innovation, organizations tap into a worldwide network of experts as well as exchange their internal knowledge with others for strategic advantage to create strong ecosystems. This scalable process empowers companies to continually transform themselves.
Following a sold-out event in 2014, the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, is pleased to invite leaders from business, academia and government to share their challenges, successes, and best practices in OI during this year's conference.
"The inaugural event was a tremendous success, and NineSigma saw it unite a unique cross-section of academic luminaries and business transformers. It will be a perfect forum to recognize the important advancements taking place in the Open Innovation arena today," said NineSigma CEO Andy Zynga.
Berkeley-Haas Open Innovation Award winners will receive complimentary registration for the conference, and have the opportunity to make valuable connections with business leaders and OI experts.
Click here to nominate a leader in Open Innovation for the awards by August 6, 2015. To register for the conference, click here.
NineSigma connects organizations with external innovation resources to accelerate innovation in private, public and social sectors. NineSigma has the largest open global network of solution providers and an extensive database of existing solutions spanning numerous industries and technical disciplines. Learn more at www.ninesigma.com or www.ninesights.com.
Jackie Lucas, Warner Communications, [email protected], 978-255-1159
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