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Nominations for PDMA's Outstanding Corporate Innovator Open

Wednesday, January 16, 2019   (0 Comments)
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PDMA OCI Awards 2019

Does your organization have FIVE or more years of success from NEW PRODUCTS?

Nominations are open for Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award

Join a prestigious list of corporations who are recipients of PDMA's Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award. For 32 years, PDMA's exclusive OCI Award has been the premier honor for industry innovators.

The award selection process provides an excellent mechanism for identifying companies that create and capture long-term value through product and service innovation. As a global award, companies around the world are eligible. Nominate your own company or one you admire. \

OCI Award Criteria and Qualifications:

  1. 5 years of sustained success launching new products or services.
  2. Significant company growth from new products or services.
  3. Well defined new product development practices and processes.
  4. Distinctive innovative characteristics and intangibles.

PDMA employs a rigorous evaluation process for the OCI Award.

OCI Award Process:

  1. Nominees complete a short initial screen (online form).
  2. Screened nominees complete the full OCI questionnaire detailing practices, processes, and innovation successes.
  3. Finalists host an on site examination visit by OCI Award Committee examiners.

Companies that participate in the OCI Award program benefit from receiving expert external feedback on their innovation practices and results. Winners are recognized globally and can use this recognition to motivate and reward their organizations. Firms, regardless of size or industry, which meet the above criteria, are candidates.

The deadline to submit is March 9, 2019.

>> Submit a Nomination

>> Award Criteria

Benefits of Participating in the Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award Program

  1. Evaluation and expert feedback and consultation from the OCI Team to validate your program and take it to the next level of maturity.
  2. Global recognition at the conference, press release, and news elevating company innovation image.
  3. The award's top credentials motivate current staff and attracts top talent . Read more.

Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award is Merit-Based.

PDMA's OCI Award is a high-level achievement and merit-based award program. There is NO application fee.