A contest is recognizing Wisconsin businesses who are innovating the most through COVID-19.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Council created the We're All Innovating contest as a way to support businesses that have come up with creative business approaches during the pandemic.
The contest is will provide 195 awards up to $68,000.
The deadline to submit your innovative solution is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18.
Here is more info about what to submit
- Technology innovation to address COVID-19 impacts on health
Innovations targeted at combating the impact of the virus on health. This could be safety equipment, detection and testing technology, treatment or prevention medicines, medical devices and equipment, or any other innovations related to the health and medical side of the pandemic.
- Technology innovation to address COVID-19 impacts on businesses
Innovations intended to address the business and economic impacts of COVID-19. These innovations could be software for remote work and education, new products to meet demand created by social distancing, tools to allow businesses to operate more efficiently under safer practices, new e-commerce solutions for traditionally brick and mortar businesses, and other innovations that help businesses and the economy through these challenging times. If you have a new technology related to COVID and it is not focused on health impacts, this is your category.
- Service and business operation innovations to respond to COVID-19 disruption
Businesses of all shapes and sizes have had to adjust how they do business during the pandemic. Many have come up with creative solutions to continue their business while others have pivoted to entirely new products and services. Innovations in this category could be a sit-down restaurant adjusting to takeout and delivery, a retail shop increasing its online presence, a service business finding new ways to meet with clients, or any other business model pivot that allows your business to survive and even thrive during the pandemic.
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