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Press Release
July 17, 2013

Global Midwest Alliance Announces Polsinelli Sponsoring 
Annual Innovation Competition

CHICAGO – Global Midwest Alliance, the only business-led economic development group for the Midwest region, is pleased to announce that Polsinelli, an AmLaw 200 law firm, is the named sponsor of its 5th annual Innovation Competition.  The Polsinelli Innovation Competition is currently accepting entries through July 24 from emerging and venture ready clean tech companies.

“We are pleased that Polsinelli has joined Global Midwest Alliance as the named sponsor of its annual Innovation Competition," said Gail Longmore, CEO of Global Midwest Alliance. “Like the Alliance, Polsinelli partners with clients that are at the forefront of developing the newest technologies."

The Polsinelli Innovation Competition will provide a showcase for developers of new technologies that offer competitive returns for investors and customers while providing solutions to global challenges. The companies featured in this competition are developing products and services which promote the productive and responsible use of natural resources, reduce negative ecological impact and provide superior performance at lower costs.

Competition entries may include, but are not limited to, the areas of renewable and alternative energy, infrastructure and community, green building, food and agriculture, advanced manufacturing and distribution, water products, services and technologies, and sustainable logistics. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts representing regional universities, venture capitalists and business executives.  

The top five competition finalists will be invited to present their technology at the 2013 Innovation, Growth and Globalization seminar, What's in the Future for Clean Tech?, on September 10, before an international audience of early stage investors, entrepreneurs, clean tech-focused venture capitalists and financiers, and corporate R&D and business development executives.  

About Polsinelli
Serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals, our attorneys build enduring relationships by providing legal counsel informed by business insight to help clients achieve their objectives. This commitment to understanding our clients' businesses has helped us become the fastest growing law firm in the U.S. for the past five years, according to the leading legal business and law firm publication, The American Lawyer. Our more than 660 attorneys in 17 cities work with clients nationally to address the challenges of their roles in health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation. The firm can be found online at

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Global Midwest Alliance is the only business-led economic development group for the Midwest region. The Alliance facilitates collaboration among key stakeholders to provide access to global business opportunities to the Midwest and realize economic value from existing world-class assets in the Midwest. The Alliance focuses on programs and platforms that help high growth companies develop and expand markets for businesses based in the Midwest, encourage and assist international business activities in the region, and integrate business, financial and scientific resources for successful commercialization of technology in the Midwest. For more information, visit

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