2017 Most Innovative New Product Awards & Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

......... November 30th 2017
2017 Most Innovative New Product Awards and Entrepreneur Hall of Fame - Innovation Showcase and Awards Ceremony

Don't miss the 30th Annual Most Innovative New Product Awards and the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame - San Diego's most exciting night in innovation!

For thirty years CONNECT has been scouring San Diego for the best, most promising innovation companies. Be a part of the anticipation and excitement of San Diego's most exciting night in innovation as we celebrate the best and brightest products launched across ten categories in the last 18 months! Meet the 2017 MIP Finalists

2017 Inductee to CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Jay Flatley, Illumina

Also on November 30 CONNECT will officially induct Jay Flatley. Executive Chairman at Illumina into the CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Jay is being honored for his extensive contributions to the genomics industry through building Illumina from a startup to an international leader.


For a peek at the event, check out the 2016 video below!

2016 CONNECT Most Innovative New Product Awards Video from CONNECT San Diego on Vimeo.

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For information about sponsorship or more about the event, please contact Elizabeth Hobson, ehobson@connect.org (858) 964-1335

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 - celebrating 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.

The Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Award recognizes individuals who have achieved distinction over the years for founding, leading or advancing a San Diego life sciences or technology-based business organization. Honorees have contributed to our region individually and, through their organizations, to the business sectors that shape our local economy and improve our quality of life. As CONNECT’s highest honor, the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame celebrates these individual success stories that continue to inspire future generations of innovators and entrepreneurs.