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Upcoming Event

2019 CONNECT Most Innovative New Product Awards Application


UC San Diego Innovation Calendar



Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122, United States



The Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards is a CONNECT signature event that annually honors the celebrities of innovation along with their groundbreaking new products launched within the past two years. Applications for the 2019 MIP Awards are now open, apply via the “Register” button in the sidebar.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Product must have been first introduced after January 1, 2017
  • Product must have never been selected as an MIP finalist
  • Product must have generated sales revenue
    • Except for free Mobile Apps and Life Science Products – Clinical Stage
  • If selected as a finalist, a representative must attend and present at the Judging Panel in the fall in San Diego
  • If selected as a finalist, a representative must attend the Awards Dinner on December 5, 2019 in San Diego

Submission Categories

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

Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on December 5, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

Curious what you’ll need to complete your submission? Download MIP Submission Info here
Questions about the Awards? About the submission process?  Download MIP FAQs here