Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest

We contribute to economic and community development throughout the region as the champion of innovation in Northwest Indiana.

Champions of Innovation


Nominations are open for the 2020 Innovators Awards. Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 21 and are open to all innovators; regardless of discipline, industry or background. See the announcement for more details.

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From online workshops to in-person networking events and skills development, the Society of Innovators offers programming that connects you with the people, tools and resources that drive growth.



Updates from the Society of Innovators and stories of Northwest Indiana innovation.


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News and Announcements

Doug Stephens Retail Prophet

Innovator’s Corner: Retail Prophet’s Doug Stephens on the Future of Retail

Doug Stephens, best-selling author and founder of Retail Prophet, joined a panel at Collision From Home to discuss Rebuilding the Retail Sector. The Society of Innovators’ Jason Williams helped provide media coverage for the event and met with Doug to ask about innovation in the retail sector and the long-term impacts of COVID-19.

Brandon Griffin Society of Innovators

2020 Innovators Awards: Do’s and Don’ts of a Quality Nomination

The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest defines innovation as thinking creatively and developing ideas that provide solutions, add value, and are implemented as new or different products, processes, services, and social initiatives.

The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest Invites Nominations for Awards

The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest has announced the 2020 Innovators Awards. In addition to Individual and Team Honorees, the Society introduced two new awards: the Richard C. Sussman Prize for Team Innovation and the John H. Davies Lifetime Achievement Award.