The 13th annual Utah Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council, recognizes significant innovations and the Utah companies that created them. The program is designed to draw attention to the high level of innovation taking place throughout the state. Nominations will be accepted January 6 - March 2, 2015. Please check back for nomination information.
Innovations from ALL industries, and in all areas of technology and business are eligible for consideration if they meet the eligibility requirements. Please select a category that best reflects the nature of your innovation, or create your own proposed classification for your innovation. A final determination of the classification areas/category names will be decided by program organizers based on the pool of nominations.
Noke is the world’s first smart padlock. Noke eliminates the need for keys or combinations by using your smartphone to unlock it. Using Bluetooth Smart technology, Noke provides instant access, is easily shared, and gives instant feedback of who, when and where is was accessed. This saves time and money, and increases convenience and security for businesses and consumers.
Ophir-Spiricon’s BeamWatch is a non-contact, focus spot size and position monitor for very high-power lasers used in material processing applications such as automotive and aerospace manufacturing. Because there is no contact with the laser beam, the system has no power restriction and has been successfully tested on high-power lasers up to 100 kW; previous contact-based systems have been limited to a maximum of 10kW.
The Suture-Less Soft Tissue Repair device is designed to achieve safer, stronger, and more durable tendon repairs marked by faster rehabilitation, fewer complications, and lower long-term costs than traditional suture-based repairs. With stronger primary repair, the device enables early mobility, which reduces adhesions, ruptures and triggering.
Fluoresentric has developed XCR, an ultrafast RNA/DNA amplification chemistry that is 30,000-fold more sensitive than PCR in blood. On Fluoresentric’s hand-held, smartphone-driven device, XCR amplifies 14 copies of DNA within six minutes, demonstrating the speed, flexibility and low cost of making near-patient molecular testing an everyday occurrence.
SaltStack makes software used by companies such as LinkedIn, Hulu, Salesforce.com, Clemson University, Overstock.com, Lyft and thousands more to keep data center infrastructure highly available, performant and secure. SaltStack software orchestrates, automates, manages and configures cloud infrastructure, data center systems and applications at a massive scale.
Launched in January 2014, 3DplusMe is the first consumer 3D printing retail personalization platform. 3DPlusMs has licenses with Assassin’s Creed, Marvel and MLB. 3DPlusME provides a complete scan-to-3D print platform and creates a story-driven 3D experience for printed merchandise.
Graphene Nanoribbons have the potential to extend the performance of silicon devices for new applications including high-bandwidth 5G and terahertz communications, thermal imaging and chemical/biological sensors. Working with the University of Utah, Solan has developed the processing techniques to produce the Nanoribbons structures on silicon and other substrates that will allow the scalable manufacture of these devices using conventional semiconductor processing methods.
InnoSys combines high-efficiency LED lighting with sensor-rich energy management for monitoring, control and analytics with its iLumens lighting control and management system that reduces energy consumption by up to 90% while giving users full control over the systems’ use, control and interactions and even how it expresses light.