CU Innovation and Efficiency Awards program attracts big ideas

Submission deadline is March 31
By Staff

At the Office of University Controller, we’ve been hearing from many CU employees about their outstanding innovations and process improvements during this year’s entry period for the CU Innovation and Efficiency Awards. Many of the ideas transfer in application to the rest of us – or get us thinking of new approaches to the work we do, which may spark next year’s submissions.

In just over a month, we’ve received submissions describing new approaches to research training and infrastructure management. We’ve heard about a mobile app developed to help professors and clinicians manage administrative tasks on the go. We’ve seen how one department created a hub of critical documents and guidance to aid its employees working remotely, and we’ve even received an innovation on promoting innovation.

What will come next? This year’s CU Innovation and Efficiency Awards submission period ends March 31, so we look forward to receiving and sharing many more great ideas in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, we’ve redesigned our website for past submissions, making it easier for employees to find ideas and process improvements relevant to their own work areas. We hope that you’ll take some time to see what’s out there – -- and share in the innovation and creativity of your CU colleagues.

-- Office of University Controller