The Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE) invites manufacturers, trusted advisors and support resources to submit or nominate a local manufacturer to be recognized for their groundbreaking innovations at the preeminent manufacturing event of the year, the Manufacturers’ Summit.

The 8th Annual Summit will take place on February 14, 2019 from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Riverside Convention Center.

“We have some of the most innovative companies in the world in the Inland Empire,” said Award Chair Lisa Anderson. To succeed in the California business environment as well as in the customer-focused Amazon-impacted business environment, innovation is no longer a nice-to-have; instead, it has become a “must. The E=mc2 Innovation Awards are a great way to recognize these companies, and more importantly, the people inside them who translate these innovations into superior customer experiences and bottom line results.”

There are several categories for the E=mc2 Innovation Award:

  • Innovation in Resource or Process Efficiency –energy, water and other resources and/or process and flow improvement;
  • Innovation in Product Development – products that support business and customer growth and margin improvement;
  • Innovation in Human Capital and Talent – developing top talent within the organization, empowering employees and building skills;
  • Innovation in Marketing – sales and marketing that facilitate business growth, increased market share and/or improved reputation.
  • Innovation by students – these innovations could fall into any of the categories above and must be designed or developed by manufacturing students.

Beginning this year, manufacturers can be nominated for an innovation award.

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Published in Inland Empire US on Jan. 18, 2019