Applications Open for CONNECT Most Innovative New Product Awards

Contributor: Jana Wallis - Director, Marketing & Communications

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Applications Open for CONNECT Most Innovative New Product Awards

Eligible products can apply for the 32nd annual awards

SAN DIEGO (April 11, 2019) – CONNECT, a premier innovation accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards. The MIP Awards is a CONNECT signature event, held annually each fall, honoring San Diego's stars of innovation along with groundbreaking new products launched within the past year.

“We are so excited to be opening up applications for our 32nd Most Innovative New Product Awards,” said Dr. Silvia Mah, President of CONNECT. “This annual celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship is one of the most exciting events in San Diego, and we look forward to highlighting new and exciting products developed by a diverse group of founders.”

Past winners of the Most Innovative New Product Awards include BrainCorp, Formalloy, Sourcify, Aira, StemoniX and ViaCyte, and many other groundbreaking innovators.

Applications for the 2019 awards will be accepted in a wide variety of categories related to technology and life sciences, including but not limited to, aerospace, cleantech, life science diagnostics, life science research tools, medical devices, mobile apps, and more.

Eligible companies must meet the following requirements:

  • Product must have been first introduced after January 1, 2017
  • Product must have never been selected as an MIP finalist
  • Product must have generated sales revenue
    • Except for free Mobile Apps and Life Science Products - Clinical Stage
  • If selected as a finalist, a representative must attend and present at the Distinguished Judges’ Panel in the fall
  • If selected as a finalist, a representative must attend the Awards Dinner on December 5, 2019

 

Applications are due by July 22 at midnight, and application submission details can be found at www.connect.org/events. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony dinner on December 5, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.                                                                                                                     

For more information on CONNECT's Most Innovative New Product Awards, please visit connect.org/events.

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ABOUT CONNECT

CONNECT is a premier innovation accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. By creating an environment in which entrepreneurs and C-suite executives have access to the people, capital, and technology resources they need for success, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies since 1985. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful organizations linking entrepreneurs and C-suite executives with the resources they need for the commercialization of innovative products and services; our program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world.

For further information contact Jana Wallis at jwallis@connect.org or 858.964.1300.