Award program celebrates Wisconsin’s innovative spirit

Special to The Freeman

April 21, 2014

MADISON – The Wisconsin Innovation Awards is now accepting nominations for great products, services or ideas spanning any industry, according to a statement.

The inaugural awards program is being led by a steering committee of business and community leaders, and winners will be announced at a ceremony in August, according to the statement.

“The Wisconsin Innovation Awards are meant to celebrate the spirit of innovation that makes Wisconsin a great place for business,” said Matthew Younkle, co-founder and chief executive officer of and a member of the WIA steering committee. “We hope to encourage an even greater environment of innovation by bringing innovators together from various business sectors.”

The Wisconsin Innovation Awards ceremony will take place on Aug. 26 in Madison as part of the Forward Technology Festival. The ceremony will be open to the public.