Muskegon Innovation Hub to select "Lakeshore Innovator of the Year"

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The Muskegon Innovation Hub
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Grand Valley State University's Muskegon Innovation Hub is launching a new award program that will recognize and celebrate the most innovative ideas on the Lakeshore.

Nominations for the Hub's new "Lakeshore Innovator of the Year" award open today, and can be submitted through January 31 at 5 p.m.

"The Muskegon Innovation Hub is a place that helps businesses and entrepreneurs maximize their potential, so we want to highlight efforts to innovate across all kinds of businesses and organizations," said Kevin Ricco, Hub director.

The new award will recognize the most outstanding innovative idea, and can be given to an individual or a team of people from any business, nonprofit, organization or association in the Lakeshore area. 

Innovations that are eligible can include creative new devices, ideas, inventions, processes, product enhancements or solutions to problems.

Finalists for the award will be announced in February, with the winner selected at an event honoring all of the finalists on March 14. 

Nominations can be submitted through the form at

The Muskegon Innovation Hub is a business innovation center that provides business incubation, coworking space, funding assistance, events and programming. It is a key partner in the regional innovation ecosystem, and supports startup businesses, entrepreneurs and corporate innovation teams.

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