See who took home this year’s Chicago Innovation Awards

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  • Oct 30, 2019

From Crain’s Chicago Business – October 30, 2019

The Chicago Innovation Awards had a little bit of everything this year.

Winners ranged from health care giants Abbott (medical device) and AbbVie (AI simulation for drug development) to consumer-tech startups Jiobit (location tracker) and Cubii (fitness product).

Cambium Networks, a wireless-networking technology company that recently went public, and clean-tech company LanzaTech also received awards. Rounding out the list was nanotech company PanaceaNano and Lumere, a big data solution for choosing medical devices and drugs.

McDonald’s won the corporate innovator award for its stepped-up tech investments. Immigration technology and services provider Envoy Global and industrial 3D printing company Fast Radius also won top awards.

The awards, which started 18 years ago, recognize innovation among companies as well as nonprofits and neighborhood organizations. Winners were chosen from 450 entries.