Do you know anyone ‘responsible for an innovation that has been a proven success in the past decade’? If you do, The Economist newspaper invites you to nominate that ‘outstanding’ person for the Innovation Awards 2015, until 17 April.
Now in their fourteenth edition, the awards recognise ‘creative individuals who dream up new ideas and turn them into reality’. Seven categories are considered, namely bioscience, consumer products, process and service innovation, energy and the environment, social and economic innovation, computing and telecommunications and a special ‘no boundaries’ category for innovations that do not fit into any of the other categories.
Winners will be chosen according to three main criteria: ‘how much revenue their innovation has made their company or its economic impact on a specific good cause or society in general’, ‘the effect their work has had on the marketplace (or if it’s created a whole new marketplace altogether)’ and, finally, ‘the impact their innovation has had on a new type of science or technology’.
Since 2002, The Economist’s Innovation Awards have recognised the work of leading global thinkers, creators, scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs. Past winners have included Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Muhammad Yunus, among others.
This year’s awards will be presented at the Innovative Summit in Hong Kong, on 14 October. You can find out more about how to submit nominations by accessing this web form.