IIF 2019 Looking for the New and Different

Are you involved in a project or initiative to support a local installation or military quality of life that represents a novel approach or an advance over existing ways of doing business? If so, we want to hear about it. ADC will be highlighting up to six innovative projects that demonstrate state-of-the-art approaches defense communities are using to support installations and military families, sustain military missions and promote defense-based economic development.

Projects selected to be part of the Innovators program will be featured at the 2019 Installation Innovation Forum scheduled for March 4-6 in Miami through: (1) a concurrent session dedicated to the project; (2) a general session including all project leads; and (3) a special ADC publication.

ADC will be accepting nominations for the Innovators program through Sept. 28. You must be an ADC member to nominate a project, which can be led by a community, nonprofit or private sector entity. Projects should:

  • be new and different; we will consider older efforts, but they must not be widely known.
  • demonstrate potential to positively impact military value; and
  • be concrete and replicable, something ADC members, or at least a segment of defense communities, can implement.

In addition to looking for projects that are under way — or close to being implemented — the 2019 Innovators program also is seeking ideas for innovations that are still on the drawing board and may not be ready for implementation until sometime in the future.

More details, along with the nomination form, can be found on the IIF2019 website.

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