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ABOUT THE CONTEST

As we work together to build a stronger economy that includes all of us, our ingenuity and tenacity, even through COVID-19, will help us forge ahead to turn challenges into possibilities. Every day, we’re all innovating with new ways to work, learn and live. The We’re All Innovating Contest will support those taking it to the next level, celebrating the individuals who own, run or started businesses to take COVID-19 on. They hustled to meet their customer’s needs or anticipated what new ones might be.

 

Innovation can come from many directions – a small business that offers new ways of dining; a precision machining shop that tweaks a new part for ventilators; or a startup that’s using software to improve e-learning. The contest is designed to reward as many of these ideas as possible, with approximately 195 awards up to $68,000. The We’re All Innovating Contest will help offset costs incurred between March 1 and those anticipated through Dec. 30, 2020.

 

The deadline to submit your innovative solution is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18.

Following are the eligible categories:

 

  • 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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