Inspired by the quality principles set forth by statistician W. Edward Deming, entrepreneur and Illinois Tech trustee Madhavan Nayar (M.S. IE ’68) made collaboration the cornerstone of his software consulting firm Unitech Systems (now known as Infogix). Today, Nayar is inspiring members of the Illinois Tech community to collaborate and develop breakthrough, innovative projects that will produce meaningful results with a societal impact within a three-year period.
The $1 million Nayar Prize was announced in 2015, and three interdisciplinary teams currently are working to develop their projects. A second Nayar Prize II was announced in 2016, with selection of the first round of projects to be announced in fall 2016.
Learn more about the Nayar Prize at Illinois Tech.