Spotlighting the Accenture Corporate Innovator Award winners throughout the years:

Click Here to View all Chicago Innovation Award Winners

Videos from Chicago ON Innovation

Large Corporations Connecting With Startups

How Intel Evaluates an idea

Embracing Risk for Innovation at Your Company

Acquiring Companies

for Growth

Nominate for this year's Chicago Innovation Awards

We are proud to celebrate our region's innovators and accept nominations for the 22nd annual Chicago Innovation Awards. If you've launched a new product, service or organization across any industry in the past 4 years, you can nominate through July 31st. There is no fee to submit a nomination, and we encourage organizations to self-nominate!

Read more on our website

Chicago Innovation Poll Recap from May

What topic would you like to hear about during the "Innovators Combating Climate Change" panel discussion at our Chicago Innovation Summit on July 18th?

Food & Agriculture is the winning topic that will be talked about during the Climate Change panel at our Chicago Innovation Summit

on July 18th!

Chicago Innovation Monthly Poll

Where are you focusing your innovation efforts today?

Continuous Improvement
Radical Market Disruption
New Cost Saving Efforts
Line Extensions
New Technologies
New Products & Services

Upcoming Chicago Innovation Events!

Convening hundreds of innovators and leaders across industries, corporations and startups, investors, non-profits and more, this year's Chicago Innovation Summit brings you the latest innovative thinking across three big tracks:

1) From Startup to Scaleup: Becoming the next billion dollar company

2) AI vs. IQ - Round 2: Human and AI panelists talk artificial intelligence

3) Innovators Combating Climate Change: How innovation can solve this crisis


Registration is now open for our annual

In-Gala on August 3rd. We're excited to see you and further our mission to bring innovation to everyone at this special fundraiser.

We hope you can join us at Morgan MFG, 401 N Morgan St.

Reserve your ticket now

Chicago Innovation is a proud partner of TechChicago Week! TCW celebrates and values Chicago’s unique tech ecosystem through a week filled with culture, inclusive access, opportunities, conversations, and community.

Register here

Leading up to our annual Sport of Innovation event last week our very own Luke Tanen, went on WBBM Newsradio to preview the event. To see all the photos from Gallagher Way,

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The Chicago business community is overflowing with innovation, and entrepreneurs and startups are disrupting the status quo and tapping into new markets. Join Exec Club, Accenture, and others on June 21, 2023 at the Disruption Summit for cutting-edge ideas, thought leadership, and insights from industry leaders who are driving innovation in the Chicagoland area. DISCOUNT CODE: DISRUPTION100

Follow your dreams of starting a food business with our help. Join Natalie Shmulik of The Hatchery and Cheryl Balough of Balough Law Offices to go through a food business checklist and make sure you structure your business correctly from the start. This class covers required licensing, certification, financing, and branding. This event is free for residents of the West Side communities.

Get your ticket

In our pursuit of celebrating local organizations that are cultivating the next generation of talent in our workforce, Chicago Innovation is happy to spotlight THE BAUMHART CERTIFICATE IN ESG, which is built with and for practitioners to accelerate ESG reporting and impact. The certificate will equip leaders with the skills to be effective today and the knowledge to lead at the emerging edge where business impact and societal needs align. From customer and investor demands to norms and regulations, be ready to lead your organization in this rapidly changing world. The next information session is July 10 and applications are due July 15.

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