2021 Innovator of the Year Celebration

Date: Nov 11, 2021
Time: 3:30PM
Location: Rotunda Dome Room

UVA LVG is seeking nominations for the 2021 Innovator of the Year through October 15, 2021. Eligible nominees are current University of Virginia faculty, staff, or students whose research discoveries are making a major impact on society, and said discovery has garnered commercial, clinical, and/or social success.

The awardee(s) will receive a $10,000 cash prize and formal recognition at a reception in the Rotunda Dome Room on November 11, 2021. 

Anyone can nominate an individual or team for the Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year award. To nominate yourself or a colleague, submit a nomination letter to All nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m. on October 15, 2021. 

Submissions will be reviewed by a faculty committee of previous Innovators of the Year. Please keep in mind that the reviewers may not be familiar with your area of expertise and descriptions should be written with this consideration in mind. Descriptions should clearly articulate the commercial value and impact of the technology, discovery, or innovation.