This year, the iBIO Institute is adding a special category to the iCON Awards roster. We created the iCON Community Award to honor an iBIO member organization for making a meaningful impact in Illinois communities. Whether it’s expanding access to STEM education or improving public health, we want to hear about it.
Nominations for the iCON Community Award will be accepted until Friday, July 6 at 11:59 p.m. You can submit a nomination using the form below.
The iBIO Board of Directors will select five finalists from among the nominees. iBIO members will have a chance to vote for their favorite submission during the month of August. The winner will be announced at the 12th Annual iCON Awards on October 2nd at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
If you have questions about the nomination and selection process, please send to
May 21 – Nominations open
July 6 – Nominations close at 11:59 p.m.
July – iBIO Board of Directors reviews nominations and selects five finalists
July 30 – iBIO member voting opens
August 31 – iBIO member voting period closes
October 2 – Winner announced at the 12th Annual iBIO iCON Awards

The iCON Community Award is presented to an iBIO member organization that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the communities it serves in Illinois. Honorees elevate the life sciences industry through community engagement and corporate social responsibility, while promoting diversity, connectivity and innovation in the field.

* 1. Contact Information

* 2. Are you nominating your own organization?

* 3. Name of nominated organization

* 4. Type of organization

* 5. Explain why you are nominating this organization. What are the programs, investments, activities, etc. that the organization engages in to make an impact in Illinois communities? (300 word limit)

* 6. Describe the community/communities being served. (300 word limit)

* 7. Please provide any quantifiable information to demonstrate the organization’s impact. (numbers of people served, funds raised or invested, measurable outcomes, etc.)  (300 word limit)

* 8. Please describe any future plans the organization has for the programs/activities described above. (300 word limit)

Supporting Materials: Please send company logos, pictures or other supporting materials to