Konneker Medal Seeks Nominations

The 2014 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship is looking for nominations.

The award, named after Wilfred Konneker, was established to recognize current and former faculty members, students and alumni who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship. 

Mr. Konneker is an Ohio University alumnus who was vital to the establishment of Ohio University’s small business incubator, the Innovation Center, as well as the university biotechnology spin off Diagnostic Hybrids, Inc. Also, he helKonneker_Medal_web_3ped to design the Cutler Scholars program. Read the full article here.

The nominations for 2014 are due by Friday, October 31, and on December 1st the decision will be made. The Konneker Medal will be awarded at the Innovation Awards ceremony in the Baker Center Ballroom in March 2015.

Take the time to nominate some that displays excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship. This is a great way to recognize someone for their accomplishments. The nomination requires a letter including an optional appendix of supporting documents. This letter should take care to show why the nominee displays excellence in the aforementioned areas. Submissions should be sent electronically to Joseph Shields, Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, at research@ohio.edu. If you need more information or have questions about the Konneker Medal, contact the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity at research@ohio.edu or 740-593-0370

Do not miss this great opportunity to recognize someone’s achievements. “What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise — although the philosophers generally call it ‘recognition’!”” —William James




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