The Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards is a CONNECT signature event that annually honors the celebrities of innovation along with their groundbreaking new products launched within the past two years. Nominate your product (or someone else's) today!
- Product must have been first introduced after January 1, 2016
- 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 Judging Panel on October 16, 2018 in San Diego
- If selected as a finalist, a representative must attend the Awards Dinner on November 29, 2018 in San Diego
- Active Lifestyle Technologies
- Biologic Therapies
- Digital Media
- Information Communication Technologies
- Life Science Diagnostics
- Life Science Products - Clinical Stage
- Life Science Research Tools
- Medical Devices
- Mobile Apps
- Pharmaceutical Drugs
- Unmanned Vehicles
Submission Deadline: July 23, 2018
Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on November 29, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Special Early Bird Table rates will be available beginning June 1 (Limited quantity). All Awards Dinner Tickets & Tables will go on sale starting July 1, 2018. Click here to learn about the Awards Dinner.
Curious what you'll need to complete your submission? Download MIP Submission Info here
Questions about the Awards? About the submission process? Download MIP FAQs here
Ready to enter? Click "Submit Here" button below or "Register" button to the right!
Missed last year? Get a taste of the action here:
2017 Most Innovative New Product Awards - Event Video from CONNECT San Diego on Vimeo.
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors
Sponsors as of May 18, 2018.
CONNECT’s Most Innovative New Product Awards annually honors San Diego’s celebrities of innovation along with groundbreaking new products launched and brought to market within the past two years. The Most Innovative New Product Awards is San Diego’s most exciting night in innovation - celebrates the best of the best, cutting edge technology in life science and technology products and recognizing the ingenuity and entrepreneurial determination that keeps San Diego at the forefront of innovation.