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Award information

The IEEE Corporate Innovation Award was established in 1985.

Recipient selection is administered by the IEEE Recognitions Council through the IEEE Awards Board.

Sponsor: IEEE

Scope: For an outstanding and exemplary innovation by an industrial entity, governmental or academic organization, or other corporate body, within the fields of interest to the IEEE. 

Eligibility: An employee of a particular company may nominate their company for the IEEE Corporate Innovation Award. The quality of nomination will also be considered by the selection committee.

Prize: The award consists of a certificate and crystal sculpture.

Nomination deadline: 1 July

Notification: Recipients are typically approved during the November IEEE Board of Directors meeting. Recipients and their nominators will be notified following the meeting. Subsequently, the nominators of unsuccessful candidates will be notified of the status of their nomination.

Presentation: At the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony


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Award nomination forms


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Award recipients


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Award committee members

  • James N. Hollenhorst, Chair
  • Rod C. Alferness
  • M. Jamal Deen
  • Julie Fouquet
  • Alan Gatherer
  • Genda J. Hu
  • Ann Louise Johansson
  • Alice E. White
  • Sarah Kate Wilson


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Awards Nomination Deadlines

2016 IEEE Honors Ceremony

2016 Medal of Honor recipient David Forney in video screenshot