EDPA seeking imerge Innovation Award nominations. Deadline is Thursday, February 22

Birmingham
2017 Imerge Innovation Awards ceremony, photo by Pat Byington

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama is seeking nominations for the prestigious EDPA 2018 imerge Innovation Awards, an annual recognition of the state’s top innovators.

Since 2014, EDPA, through its Alabama Launchpad program, has identified people, startups, small businesses and corporations making breakthroughs, being game-changers and continuing to make Alabama a source of innovation.

Birmingham Alabama
imerge Innovation Awards at the Alabama Theater in 2017, photo by Pat Byington

“We want to recognize the disruptors who are creating new products and developing new approaches that challenge the traditional,” said EDPA President Steve Spencer.

According to the EDPA, self-nominations are encouraged. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 22. For more information on award categories and to nominate,  Visit – alabamalaunchpad.com/imerge  – for information on award categories.

Winners are selected by a judging panel comprised of some of the state’s top business executives, entrepreneurs and innovators.

Last year’s 2017 winners were:

Dennis Grimaud, Diatherix
Corporate Innovator of the Year – large company

Jim Hudson
Lifetime Achievement in Innovation

George Spottswood, Quality Filters
Outstanding Achievement in Innovative Manufacturing

Lance Self, ZeroRPM
Corporate Innovator of the Year – small company

Don’t forget to get online and send in your nomination today!  Remember the deadline is 3 days away.

alabamalaunchpad.com/imerge

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