ABOUT THE AWARDS
The annual Utah Innovation Awards program recognizes the state’s vibrant community of innovators — from startups to established companies — and their breakthrough creations. In celebrating successful innovations, the awards program aims to build the state’s economy by acknowledging and rewarding the creative minds fueling innovation within it.
Nominees in the Utah Innovation Awards program undergo a strict evaluation process by peers and leaders from the state’s business, civic, and academic communities. Pioneering innovations — whether products, services or processes — are judged on their novelty, market need, economic impact, and disruption of the status quo.
Founded in 2002 by business law firm Stoel Rives LLP, and organized and hosted by the firm, the Utah Innovation Awards is the model for similar yearly programs in Idaho and the Sacramento Region over the past several years.