Nominations sought for Wisconsin Innovation Awards

Special to The Freeman

March 3, 2015

MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Innovation Awards highlight the development of groundbreaking and innovative ideas that can include Internet startups and sustainable agriculture products.

“If it is a transformational idea we want to celebrate it. We hope to encourage an even greater environment of innovation by bringing innovators together from various business sectors (e.g. tech, food, health care, agriculture, nonprofits, education, government), and from throughout the state,” according to the website for WIA.

Innovative ideas can come from manufacturing, the paper industry, life sciences, education, nonprofits, health care information and other industries.

Led by a steering committee of business, community and entrepreneurial leaders, the second annual WIA ceremony will take place on Aug. 18 at the Discovery World in Milwaukee. The award ceremony is sponsored by American Family Insurance and Baker Tilly.

For more information on how to submit a nomination, go to