Due to COVID-19, Insight is postponing this event. We will keep everyone updated once new arrangements are made.
The Insight Innovation Awards shine the spotlight on innovation in Northeast Wisconsin by honoring businesses and organizations with innovative ideas who are making a real difference in their industry or community. This celebration is designed to inspire and energize people to build on – and invest in – ideas to fuel the growth of the regional economy. Awards are handed out in four categories: People, Planet, Process and Product.
The event is designed for anyone interested in innovation – business, community and education leaders as well as innovation executives, venture capitalists and angel investors.
This year’s keynote speaker is Craig Dickman, the managing director at TitletownTech, a partnership between the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft. Dickman, who holds several patents and is a successful inventor, was an executive at Schneider, a contracted team member on two NASA Discovery Missions, and CEO at Master Fleet and Paper Transport. In 2004, he founded Breakthrough, which helps businesses save on their fuel costs.
Click here to see past winners.
Any business or organization that utilized innovation to make a substantial change to a product or process; employee and customer relations; and sustainability. We’re looking for quantifiable results and compelling stories to tell our readers.
Yes, self nominations are encouraged.
Winners are selected by a panel of anonymous judges and Insight staff members based on the review of the nomination forms. Judges look for a compelling story about innovation at a New North business or organization.
The adage “show, don’t tell” applies here: Use concrete examples to persuade the judges that the nominee has used innovation to make a mark on the New North business community. The best nominations are clear, concise and complete, providing details that substantiate a nominee’s success.
Any business or organization with substantial operations in the New North, an 18-county region in Northeast Wisconsin.
You should nominate a woman who is an established business leader, entrepreneur, community leader or up-and-comer who has blazed a trail in the business world. We’re looking for quantifiable results and compelling stories to tell our readers. Keep in mind, multiple nominations for the same person do not enhance the nominee’s chances of being selected as a winner.
Yes, self nominations are encouraged.
This is a chance to honor a peer or someone you admire. It is also an opportunity to share an inspiring story of success with others. If you know someone who serves as an example to you, this is your chance to help share that person’s story with a larger audience.
Winners are selected by a panel of anonymous judges and Insight staff members based on the review of the nomination forms. Judges will be looking for a compelling story about women business leaders throughout the New North.
The best nominations will share a woman’s unique talents, community involvement and achievements. The adage “show, don’t tell” applies here: Use concrete examples to persuade the judges that the nominee has made a mark on the New North business community. The best nominations are clear, concise and complete, providing details that substantiate a nominee’s success.
The judges look for specific examples from the nominee’s professional life and community involvement. They look for examples of accomplishment and upward mobility. It is important to “show” the judges rather than “tell” them. For example, “Sue Smith opened six new stores and provided more than $50,000 in scholarship funds last year to local high school students” rather than “Chris Smith grew the business into the best in the area and has helped many students go to college.” Basically, the judges look for inspiring stories about women who are making a difference in their industries and community.
Any woman who works in the New North, an 18-county region in Northeast Wisconsin.