Innovators in government agencies, small businesses and other organizations are invited to enter the Berkeley-Haas Open Innovation Awards. The nomination deadline is August 6, 2015, and winners will be honored at the 2nd annual World Open Innovation Conference, November 19-20, 2015 in Santa Clara, Calif.

Winners can earn awards in the following three categories:        
·       Start-Up Disruption
·       Business Model Transformation
·       Distinguished Contribution to Leadership in the field and discipline of Open Innovation

NineSigma, an innovation partner to global companies, and The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business,
University of California, Berkeley have teamed up on the awards program. NineSigma is sponsoring the awards.

Dr. Henry Chesbrough, Faculty Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Berkeley-Haas, said, “These awards spotlight startups that
are not yet well-known, but have potential to become disruptive players in the market and established companies that continue to change the
landscape of their business through Open Innovation (OI). We are recognizing leaders who fearlessly advance innovation theory and its
application towards tangible business goals.”

Through OI, organizations tap into a worldwide network of experts as well as exchange their internal knowledge with others for
strategic advantage. OI is a scalable process that empowers organizations to continually transform themselves, according to the award organizers.

Leaders from business, academia and government to share their challenges, successes and best practices in OI during this year’s
conference. Berkeley-Haas Open Innovation Award winners will receive complimentary registration for the conference, and have the opportunity to make connections with business leaders and OI experts.

Click here to go directly to the nomination form online.

In the video, see highlights from the 2014 World Open Innovation Conference.

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