SALT LAKE CITY- Eight innovations were announced as winners in the 11th annual Utah Innovation Awards program, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council. This statewide program, the first of its kind, is designed to recognize innovations and the Utah companies that created them. The program is sponsored by Webb Audio Visual Communication, Utah Business Magazine, Wells Fargo, KUER 90.1, Paper Rock Pictures, USTAR and the Girl Scouts of America. Winners were announced during a sold out Awards Luncheon today at the Marriott City Center .
The 2013 Utah Innovation Award winners are as follows:
|Category||Nomination Name||Company Name|
|Clean Technology and Energy||PK Clean||PK Clean|
|Computer Hardware/Electrical Devices||Compact Surveillance Radar||SpotterRF|
|Consumer Software and Web Services||AncestryDNA||Ancestry.com|
|Enterprise Software and Web-Enabled B2B Solutions||Canvas||Instructure|
|Life Science: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical||GenGlide™ Nanoinjection System||NanoInjection Technologies LLC|
|Life Science: Medical Device||E-Fix & E-Thotic||Fixes 4 Kids, Inc.|
|Mechanical Systems / Chemicals / Manufacturing||Technology for Stiffening Composite Airplane Parts||ATK Aerospace|
|Outdoor and Consumer Products||The Sleek 4G||Wilson Electronics, LLC|
A committee of approximately 60 professionals from private industry, government and higher education evaluated and voted on program finalists and winners. The more than 100 nominations were put through a rigorous evaluation process during which committee members evaluated each innovation against a wide range of criteria addressing elements such as novelty, market need, market disruption and potential/current economic impact. Votes were tallied by the accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP.
Approximately 320 individuals attended the Awards Luncheon at the Marriott City Center. The program receives support from the Association of Corporate Growth, Grant Thornton LLP, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, MountainWest Capital Network; the Wayne Brown Institute, and the Women Tech Council. For more information about the Utah Innovation Awards program please visit www.stoel.com/utahinnovation.
About Stoel Rives LLP
Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing counseling and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States. The firm has more than 350 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states, with a satellite office in Washington D.C. Stoel Rives is regarded as a leader in corporate and intellectual property law, energy, natural resources, environmental, and litigation. For more information, visit www.stoel.com.
About Utah Technology Council
The Utah Technology Council is the essential resource for Utah’s over 5,200 science and technology companies seeking to develop management talent, improve Utah’s business environment and raise investment capital. Members can connect and share insights with industry peers, venture capital firms, professional service providers and government and academic leaders. Visit www.utahtechcouncil.org or call 801-568-3500.