In 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 crisis, Aurora Consulting announced the RISE Award to help small businesses and inventors through the unprecedented, challenging times. Consistent with our mission to support emerging growth companies, we felt that weathering this crisis should not come at the loss of hard-fought R&D efforts.
We’re proud to announce that we’re bringing the RISE Award back for 2022 and beyond, as the Recognition for Innovative Startup Excellence Award. We're offering a free provisional U.S. patent application or $5,000 towards a non-provisional U.S. patent application to a selected applicant. We hope that this award will continue to help provide stability and encouragement to diligent innovators.