Winners of the Most Innovative Product Awards hold their trophies. Courtesy CONNECT
Winners of the Most Innovative Product Awards hold their trophies. Courtesy CONNECT

There’s just one week left to nominate high-tech products for the San Diego region’s oldest and most prestigious new product awards.

Nominations are being accepted through Monday, Sept. 5, in 13 technology categories for the annual CONNECT Most Innovative New Product Awards, a competition that dates back 29 years.

“In the past few years we’ve seen a proliferation of new types of products and new sectors under development in San Diego’s thriving innovation community,” said Greg McKee, CEO of CONNECT. “To reflect this growth, we’ve expanded our categories of innovation awards and the criteria for this year’s Most Innovative New Product Awards to ensure that we are showcasing the broadest spectrum of cutting-edge new products in life sciences and technology.”

The product categories are:

  • Bluetech
  • Cleantech, Sustainability, & Energy
  • Cyber Security
  • Defense, Aerospace, & Transportation
  • Information Communication Technologies
  • Life Science Diagnostics & Research Tools
  • Life Science Products – Clinical Stage
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile Apps
  • Pharmaceutical Drugs & Biologic Therapies
  • Robotics & Unmanned Vehicles
  • Software & Digital Media
  • Sport & Active Life Style Technologies

Products nominated must have been introduced after Jan. 1, 2014, never before been selected as an MIP Award finalist and have generated revenue from sales, except for free mobile apps and clinical-stage life science products.

Winners will be announced at the awards dinner on Dec. 1, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

For more information or to submit a nomination online, please visit the CONNECT event page for MIP Submissions.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.