Innovator of the Year Competition – Information Technology & Training

What Is the Innovator of the Year Competition?

The AICC, Board Converting News & Corrugated Today Innovator of the Year Competition is designed to recognize innovative solutions created by both AICC box plant and supplier members that enhance the efficiencies, productivity, product quality and bottom line profitability of the independent box plant.

An Innovator of the Year is awarded every year in the fall, in four rotating categories.

  • 2019 Category! Information Technology and/or Training (including Artificial Intelligence) 
  • Boxmakers
  • Non-Machinery
  • Machinery

2019 Category – Information Technology and/or Training (including Artificial Intelligence)

*This Category Is Open to Both Boxmaker and Associate (Supplier) Members

This category focuses on innovations in the information technologies and/or training fields that benefit the paperboard packaging industry through enhanced efficiency, quality, productivity, and customer service or innovations that enhance the knowledge and skill levels and/or safety of members of the paperboard packaging community. Examples include innovative software, systems and programs, unique uses of off the shelf applications, educational programs and materials. The competition povides you, as an AICC member, the unique opportunity to spotlight innovations developed by your company.

  • Has your company developed a new software application, training program or application of artificial intelligence that streamlines production?
  • Has an operator or someone in your plant created a spreadsheet, app or training materials/program that has had a positive impact on your operation?
  • Have you developed an innovative use of drones, or virtual reality for use in the paperboard sector?

Remember, it doesn’t have to be complex to be innovative. Your company’s name can be added to this award winning list of innovative companies, but it can only happen if you take a chance and enter your innovation into the competition – something no one else in the industry has developed!

The deadline to enter the competition is August 16th, 2019. The entries will be voted on by member vote at the AICC 2019 Annual Meeting being held at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Canada.
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