Get recognized for improving your department's business processes

Have you implemented new ways of working ... ways that improve communication or build community ... that create efficiencies and save time or money? Through the CU Innovation & Efficiency Award Program you can share what you've done. You may inspire other employees to take a new look at how their departments work. You may win a cash prize for what you've done for your own department. 

Hear what others have done at the CU I&E Expo

Want to learn about the best of the best? Come to the CU I&E Exposition & Awards Ceremony in May 2019 (Date and time to be determined), at the System offices (1800 Grant St., Denver).

Watch this year's CU I&E semifinalists demo their submissions and ask them questions about their innovations.  Hear the announcement of prize winners. Enjoy light refreshments and great conversation with your CU colleagues. All employees are invited to attend.

See the 2018 Program award submissions  


Thinking of submitting? You may want to learn about eligibility and submission requirements.

Learn more about Eligibility

Vetting & Voting

All submissions undergo the vetting and voting process to determine program eligibility.

Learn more about Vetting & Voting


Published submissions form the pool for award consideration. Prizes range from $1,000 to $1,500 cash.

Learn more about Awards