MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Inaugurating a national annual program to recognize and honor individuals, companies and organizations that exemplify innovation and excellence to improve or transform health, advance educational opportunities and support economic empowerment, the Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation (TLI) today announced two significant awards:
- The Ignite Innovation Award honors excellence and practical application of an innovative new product, service line or project development, human-centered design or transformation process through a pilot or prototype program or a marketed product designed to advance health, education or economic empowerment in the United States.
- The Oldham Family Thought Leadership Award honors individual or organizational excellence and leadership in the innovation and transformation of health, education or economic empowerment in the United States.
The benefits for award recipients include opportunities to network with other honorees and TLI Fellows, community recognition as a thought leader and innovator, significant career recognition to enhance resume, business and social networking sites, featured as an honoree on the TLI website and in a press release, a badge to display on their website, opportunities to be featured in local media and acceptance into the TLI Innovation Hub pipeline.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry and must be a U.S. resident. The closing date for applications is September 15, 2019, and winners will be announced on November 5, 2019. There is no application fee.
“These awards reinforce our mission to improve the human condition in a significant way as we continue to seek new partners and foster those who share our commitment to innovation, collaboration and the implementation of ideas and approaches that solve issues in a way that is deeply human-centered and empowering for individuals and communities,” says Bill Oldham, founder and chairman of the Board, TLI. “While we are seeking compelling stories and actionable lessons learned, we are also looking for award applicants who exhibit creativity, perseverance and passion.”
He adds that the awards demonstrate TLI’s commitment to building grant programs around the capability of the award recipients.
“We are excited to get our search underway for people and organizations who want to share their knowledge, research, engagement strategies and value systems in a way that is culturally relevant and globally responsible,” Oldham concludes.
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About TLI Foundation
TLI Foundation is a nonprofit foundation focused on driving innovative thinking and action on global issues relating to health, education and economic empowerment. The organization is committed to fostering transformative change and improving the health and well-being outcomes of communities around the world. Visit https://www.thoughtfoundation.org/