ISPIM Grand Prize 2017


Prizes kindly provided by Swarovski.

2016 Grand Prize Winner & Finalists

We think outstanding innovation management really matters, because great products and services are the result. That’s why we want to recognize it with the ISPIM Grand Prize 2017. It’s open to companies and not-for-profit organizations who have short case studies on initiatives that have significantly improved their innovation performance in any domain during the last three years.

If you believe your initiative has made a difference to the management of innovation, we'd love to hear about it. In addition to submitting their own entries, we encourage organizations to spread the word to others who they believe are doing good work in innovation management.


We don't want extensive spreadsheets or novels with great detail; we just need to understand the key messages about the challenges you faced, how you overcame them and what the results were in fewer than 1700 words at

Please complete your entry online by 21 April 2017. Each entry form should be for one innovation project/initiative, but there is nothing to stop the same organisation submitting several projects for the award using multiple entries.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 21 April 2017
  • Three Finalists announced: 12 May 2017
  • Grand Final presentations and judging: 19 June in Vienna at the ISPIM Innovation Conference

Grand Prize Final

The three finalists will compete for the top spot with presentations at the 2017 ISPIM Innovation Conference in front of a voting audience of over 400 innovation experts.

In addition, other entrants who impress the judges but don’t quite make the final three will be invited to present at the Vienna conference on a special industry track.

Questions and suggestions can be sent to