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The Nucleus Awards

The Nucleus Awards, presented by CSL, honor the region’s leaders advancing innovation and equitable solutions. We recognize visionaries who are commercializing promising technology, allocating capital, convening the community, and cultivating our STEM workforce.

Submit a nomination for any of the four awards by completing the form below.

Submissions close May 22nd. Previous Nucleus Award honorees can be viewed here.

We recognize four honorees across the following categories:

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Commercialization Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions to the commercialization of innovative science and technology. The awardee is a catalyst in the acceleration of technology transfer. By identifying and developing new and creative ways to transition discoveries to the marketplace, the awardee has a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, or the welfare of society.

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Capital Award

This award recognizes an individual or organization that has intentionally sourced and invested in minority-owned startups or founders with the purpose of mobilizing capital to unlock innovation. The Capital awardee is investing in diverse minds to make transformative change in the STEM ecosystem.

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Cultivator Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions in creating a diverse and inclusive talent pipeline in the STEM sectors. The awardee has demonstrated leadership and commitment in building a sustainable workforce that represents the community at large.

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Convener Award

Recognizes an individual or organization that has generated new ideas or solutions through collaboration, placemaking or unique introductions. The awardee has removed barriers to connect assets, resources and strengths of diverse people and organizations to advance civic interests and improve lives.

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The Nucleus Awards

Celebrate leaders in our region who convene the community, commercialize promising technology and cultivate the future of STEM, during our biggest night of the year.

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