Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, will accept nominations through May 17 for the annual awards.
Winners will be honored at the Fifth Annual Alabama Launchpad Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference Sept. 2 in Birmingham.
“Alabama is an incredibly innovative state,” said Greg Sheek, Alabama Launchpad programs director. “The Alabama Launchpad Innovation Awards highlight ideas and innovations from all sectors, sizes and types of companies throughout the state. We urge nominations from across the state.”
Nominations are accepted in the following categories:
- Corporate Innovator of the Year (small, 1-50 employees)
- Corporate Innovator of the Year (large, more than 50 employees)
- Outstanding Achievement in Innovative Manufacturing
- Outstanding Public Private Partnership for Innovation
- Lifetime Achievement in Innovation
Companies should demonstrate significant achievement specifically in the areas of job creation, commitment to innovation and innovation that addresses a local or global need. Don’t miss the chance to be recognized as a prominent industry innovator.
Self-nominations are also encouraged. To see a gallery of last year’s winners and to nominate, please visit http://alabamalaunchpad.com/awards/
To read a story and watch a video on the awards, click http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2015/04/watch_mobile_entrepreneur_mich.html#incart_river