Utah's First and Premier Innovation Awards Program
Utah's First and Premier Innovation Awards Program
Utah's First and Premier Innovation Awards Program
The Awards Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014
The Nomination Period is now closed.
The Nomination Period is now closed.
The Nomination Period is now closed.
AWARDS
LUNCHEON


Utah Innovation Awards finalists and honorable mention recipients will be recognized, and winners will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Hilton City Center. Click below to register to attend.


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The 12th 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.

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.

 
 
THIS YEAR'S
2014 FINALISTS
 
 

Outdoor and Consumer Products Finalist: Skydrop Sprinkler Controller by Skydrop, LLC

Skydrop is an innovative sprinkler controller that will help consumers intelligently water their landscape and reduce wasteful overwatering – which can bring significant cost savings to the user.


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Outdoor and Consumer Products Finalist: JetForce Technology by Black Diamond Equipment

JetForce Technology, debuting in Black Diamond Equipment’s new avalanche rescue backpacks, represent the first airbags to use jet-fan inflation, which provides the backcountry enthusiast with automatic system diagnostics, puncture recovery, automatic deflation for breathing space and self-extraction, and multiple life-saving deployments.  The JetForce system is powered by a travel-friendly and at-home rechargeable lithium-ion battery.


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Outdoor and Consumer Products Finalist: EverDock and EverDock Duo by FŪZ Designs

EverDock by FŪZ Designs is a beautiful universal charging dock machined from aluminum that stays firmly planted by using micro-suction technology accommodating iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Available in Duo version.


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Mechanical Systems Finalist: M-Vac Forensic DNA Collection Device by M-Vac Systems, Inc.

The M-Vac System is helping investigators solve more crime through better forensic DNA collection.  It can collect DNA from many surfaces and in quantities that other collection methods cannot match, enabling more DNA profiles to be generated.


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Mechanical Systems Finalist: TRIDION™-9 GC-MS by Torion Technologies, Inc.

The TRIDION-9 is the world’s smallest, portable GC-MS scientific instrument that can separate complex mixtures of chemicals and then identify the individual compounds based on their molecular fingerprint.  Now chemicals can be identified in the field in under 5 minutes, rather than samples being sent to a laboratory for analysis and identification.


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Mechanical Systems Finalist: Efficient Manufacturing of Quantum Dots by Navillum Nanotechnologies, LLC

Navillum’s innovative method can efficiently manufacture quantum dots making it more economical for commercialization. Quantum dots are more energy efficient alternative for technologies in lighting, displays, solar and biomedical applications.


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Life Science: Medical Device Finalist: UltraBLOX by BLOXR Corporation

UltraBLOX by BLOXR Corporation is the world’s first and only X-ray attenuating cream that allows clinicians to protect their hands from the harmful effects of X-ray radiation, when performing life saving image-guided procedures.


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Life Science: Medical Device Finalist: Taking the Smoke Out of Smoking by e-Nicotine Technology

eNT is a healthcare company committed to reducing the harms associated with combustible tobacco products. eNT is developing the next generation of state-of-the-art electronic nicotine delivery products that quickly and dramatically reduce smoking urge while using 40-70% less nicotine than cigarettes or existing e-cigarettes. eNT’s products deliver consistent doses of nicotine and emit no secondhand vapor, giving consumers a discreet and satisfying nicotine experience anytime, anywhere.


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Life Science: Medical Device Finalist: PowerGlide™ Midline Catheter by Bard Access Systems

The PowerGlide™ Midline Catheter by Bard Access Systems, is a peripherally inserted vascular access device that offers a dwell time comparable to a Midline Cather with the ease of insertion of a peripheral IV catheter.


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Life Science: Biotech Finalist: Synthetic Spider Silk by USU Synthetic Biomanufacturing Institute

Utah State University has discovered a method to synthetically produce one of the strongest natural materials on Earth: Spider Silk. Spider Silk has many unique properties, giving the material broad applicability in the marketplace.


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Life Science: BioTech Finalist: LPCN 1021 by Lipocine Inc.

LPCN 1021, an innovative oral formulation of an insoluble testosterone prodrug for the treatment of hypogonadism, overcomes the short half-life of native testosterone and accidental drug transference which occurs with topical therapies.  Lipocine’s  Lip’ral technology enables safe and effective levels of testosterone with LPCN 1021.


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Life Science: BioTech Finalist: Injectable Discogenic Cell Therapy by DiscGenics

DiscGenics is a biotechnology company developing advanced spinal therapeutics to treat patients with diseases of the intervertebral disc.


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Enterprise Software Finalist: SaltStack Enterprise by SaltStack

SaltStack software is used to build big clouds and automate the Internet assembly line. SaltStack maintains Salt, one of the biggest, most-active open source projects in the world, while delivering commercial software used in production by companies like LinkedIn, Hulu, HP Cloud, NASA, Salesforce.com and thousands more.


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Enterprise Software Finalist: MoneyDesktop Personal Financial Management Suite

MoneyDesktop’s award-winning personal financial management tools help users manage their finances in an enjoyable and powerful way. The tools also help financial institutions understand user data to increase customer retention and profitability.


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Enterprise Software: Big Workflow Solution by Adaptive Computing Enterprises, Inc.

Adaptive Computing’s Big Workflow solution, powered by Moab Cloud and High-Performance Computing (HPC) software, enables enterprises to accelerate insights that inspire game-changing, data-driven decisions for a distinct competitive advantage.


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Consumer Software Finalist: Speakerfy by Optini

Speakerfy by Optini is an App that lets you play the same song at the same time on all your devices. Speakerfy is Social Sound.


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Consumer Software Finalist: Disney Infinity by Avalanche Software Disney Interactive

Disney Infinity is an innovative and engaging gaming experience that inspires creativity and interactive play. It offers endless opportunities to innovate and create virtual worlds for Disney’s vast array of characters.


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Computer Hardware Finalist: pro-xi Workstation Integrator by Portalis

Control room operators now have a powerful tool: Improve effectiveness, reduce errors, increase ROI, in mission-critical settings. Control and view multiple, disparate systems, simultaneously, from one monitor. Dramatically improve your decision-making processes and virtual control with the pro-xi Workstation Integrator from Portalis.


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Computer Hardware Finalist: Thermal Radar by Thermal Imaging Radar, LLC

Thermal Radar by Thermal Imaging Radar, LLC is a compact, lightweight and very low power thermal camera that has the ability to create 360° panoramic images every second and analyze them for intrusion.


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Computer Hardware Finalist: LOGi Family of FPGA Development Boards by ValentFX, LLC

Generating substantial buzz and a surprising Kickstarter haul of $114,000 this past year, Utah start-up ValentFX’s new line of “LOGi” FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) development boards offers innovative and unique functionality to hobbyists and professionals alike, making FPGA technology and high performance applications accessible to everyone.


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Clean Technology Finalist: NuvoH2O Water Softening System by NuvoH2O

NuvoH20 Water Softening System is the most innovative and effective solution for salt-free, ecological water softening. It’s a leap forward from traditional water softening technology being more cost efficient with no wasted water, no drain, no electricity, no brine tank, calibration or soft water loop.


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Clean Technology Finalist: HiTech Natural Gas Membrane Reactor by Ceramatec, Inc.

The HiTech Membrane Reactor developed by Dr. Pallavi (Dolly) Chitta from Ceramatec converts Natural gas to Benzene, a high value raw material for polymers and Hydrogen, a valuable fuel, via an economic single-step process that significantly reduces environmentally hazardous Gas flaring and Greenhouse gas emissions.


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Clean Technology Finalist: Clean Coke by Ekocoke

The Clean Coke Process by Ekocoke is used to produce coke, a material essential for metals processing. The process uses waste materials, has significantly reduced pollutant emissions, and provides considerable cost savings.


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