How it Works

Step One:
Choose Categories and Enter

All entries will be filed online with supporting statements and documents aligning with the official awards criteria. There are six innovation categories and one leadership category. Review the descriptions and judging criteria.

Nominations are open until December 31.


Step Two:
Peer Jury Screens Entries

A peer jury comprised of well-respected business executives will screen all entries online. Three winners in each category will be selected and invited to attend the Innovation Festival to present their ideas. Additionally, judges will select winners of the Disruptive Innovator of the Year and the Most Innovative Company.

The 18 winners in the six Innovation Awards categories will be announced on January 25.


Step Three:
Attend the Innovation Festival

Winner Presentations. At the live event, each of the winners will have three minutes to present his/her innovation and then will be interviewed by a jury to flesh out their ideas with additional questions and feedback. The presentations will be lively exchanges, as entertaining as they are informative.

Award Announcement. Attendees of the Festival will select one People’s Choice Innovation Award winner from the 18 presenting companies. The winner will be announced at the reception immediately following the presentations. The winners of the Disruptive Innovator of the Year and the Most Innovative Company will also be announced.

The Innovation Festival will be held in New York in February.


2018-19 Awards Timeline

Call for Entries Until December 31, 2018
Peer Jury Screening January 14-24, 2019
Winners Announced March 13, 2019
Connectiv Executive Summit 
People's Choice winner will be selected
May 16, 2019