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Cincinnati Innovates Regional Innovation Competition

Cincinnati Innovates is an innovation competition that is open to anyone who has an innovation, idea, or invention and has a Greater Cincinnati connection. This competition is designed to showcase the technological, artistic, and ingenious innovations of all Cincinnatians - whether you are from Cincinnati originally or live or work in the Greater Cincinnati area (OH, IN, KY) now. All levels of technical expertise are welcome.

The competition opens for entries May 1, 2014. The deadline for entries is July 14, 2014.

CincyTech will award a top prize of $20,000. One intellectual property and startup award* of $7,500 will be awarded by Taft Stettinius & Hollister. LPK will award $10,000 in branding and design services. Rocket Code will award a $5,000 web development award. The Greater Cincinnati Venture Association will award a $2,000 Community Choice Award for the entry with the most votes on July 15, 2014. Tell your friends and vote weekly for the most innovative entries.

This year, Cincinnati Innovates is partnering with the US EPA Water Technology Cluster and InnoCentive to award a Cincinnati Innovates EPA Water Prize. Details will be announced in June.

*Pro-bono legal services applied toward patent applications and prosecution; subject to Ohio legal ethics rules and other terms and conditions. See official contest rules for details