Join us for the 30th Anniversary of the CONNECT Most Innovative New Product Awards! MIP is a CONNECT signature event that annually honors the celebrities of innovation along with groundbreaking new products launched within the past two years.
The evening's celebration will culminate with the official induction of Jay Flatley, Executive Chairman at Illumina, into the CONNECT Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.
In addition to these awards, CONNECT will honor four renowned San Diego innovators. Those innovators are: Dick Atkinson, The CONNECT Founders Award; Joe Markee, The Duane Roth Award for Distinguished Contribution in Technology; Dr. Richard Lerner, The Duane Roth Distinguished Contribution Award for Life Science Innovation; and Larry Bock, The Duane Roth Distinguished Contribution Award for Life Science Innovation. Read more about our special honorees here.
5-6:30pm Cocktail Reception & Innovation Showcase featuring MIP Finalists
6:30-9pm Dinner & Awards Program
Jay Flatley, Illumina
For a peek at the event, check out the 2016 video below!
For information about sponsorship or more about the event, please contact Elizabeth Hobson, firstname.lastname@example.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.