Innovation and Efficiency Awards shine light on employee ingenuity

Five cash prizes to be awarded
By Staff

Innovation and Efficiency Awards shine light on employee ingenuity

The 2020 CU Innovation and Efficiency Program is underway and in search of great new ideas.

The mission of the program, sponsored by the Office of University Controller, is to recognize and reward exceptional employee innovation. We invite employees with proven track records for creating efficiencies, improving business processes and saving time and money, to share their ideas at Just look for the link to “Tell Us What You’ve Done,” fill out the online submission form, and wait for acknowledgement that the submission has been received. Once vetted, submissions are posted to the Innovation and Efficiency website and entered into consideration for prizes.

The program awards five cash prizes – the Controller’s Award for Excellence, $1,500, and four additional prizes of $1,000 each – to the year’s top submissions. Additionally, all submissions that pass the vetting process will be posted online for sharing with CU colleagues; even if your submission doesn’t win a cash prize, you have the gratification of knowing that other campus organizations might benefit from your knowledge and expertise.

Submissions for this year’s program will be accepted through Feb. 29. Submissions selected to advance to the finals will be filmed and featured on our website. An expo showcasing our finalists is set for May 11 at 1800 Grant St., where awards will be presented.

Institutions of higher learning grow stronger by sharing ideas and moving forward. Help us grow momentum and strength by sharing your innovations now.