The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest invites nominations for 2024 awards

June 6, 2024
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The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest has opened nominations for the 2024 Innovators Awards.

In addition to inducting Individual and Team Honorees into the Society, two unique awards will be considered: Richard C. Sussman Prize for Team Innovation and the John H. Davies Lifetime Achievement Award.

New in 2024 is the Advocate for Youth Innovation inductee category to recognize the educators and community leaders who are teaching and developing our region’s next generation of innovators.

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Now in its 20th year, the Society of Innovators celebrates the spirit of creativity and ingenuity by discovering, honoring and celebrating innovators from across the seven-county region of Northwest Indiana. Dedicated to the idea that anyone can be an innovator; the Society recognizes that innovation is the key to 21st century competitiveness.

“One of the strategic goals of Purdue Northwest is to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. The Society of Innovators plays a critical role in that by shining a light on the successful innovators across our region,” said Niaz Latif, Associate Vice Chancellor for Commercialization and Research and Executive Director of the Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest.

Individuals and teams are nominated via an online application. Anyone that lives or works in Northwest Indiana is eligible for consideration. All applications must be submitted through the online form on the Society of Innovators’ website. There is no fee to nominate and self-nominations are encouraged. The deadline to submit nominations is Aug. 30, 2024. More information can be found online or by reaching out to

The 2024 Society of Innovators Awards Luncheon will take place on Nov. 20, 2024 at the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on Purdue Northwest’s Westville campus, 1401 S. U.S. 421, Westville, IN. Sponsorships are available. Please contact for more details.