Finalists Announced in 13th Annual Utah Innovation Awards

SALT LAKE CITY— Twenty-two innovations and the Utah companies that created them have been named a finalist or honorable mention recipient in the 13th annual Utah Innovation  Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council. Winners will be announced, and finalists and honorable mention recipients will be honored, at a special Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. Registration is available online at www.utahinnovationawards.com.

This statewide program, the first of its kind and sponsored by Webb Audio Visual Communication, Utah Business Magazine, KUER 90.1, USTAR, ViaWest, Lone Peak Productions, STEM Utah Coalition, Grant Thornton and GoEngineer is designed to recognize innovations and the Utah companies that created them.

A committee of more than 70 experts from Utah’s private industry, government and academic communities voted on winners and finalists in each of the program’s eight categories: Clean Technology and Energy; Computer Hardware/Electrical Devices; Consumer Software; Enterprise Software, Cloud and Big Data; Life Science – Biotech; Life Science – Medical Device; Mechanical Systems/Chemicals/Manufacturing; and Outdoor and Consumer Products. The Selection Committee votes were tallied by the accounting firm and program sponsor, Grant Thornton.

In addition to identifying finalists, the Selection Committee also identified innovations worthy of honorable mention (note: there is no restriction on the number of honorable mention recipients recognized in each category). Below is a complete list of the finalists and honorable mention recipients listed alphabetically by category:

Clean Technology and Energy

  • Highly Effective Controlled Solid State Lighting Drives by InnoSys, Inc.
  • The Prechill System by Cooling Concepts

Computer Hardware / Electrical Devices

  • MCMC MIMO Detection by University of Utah
  • Scalable Graphene Nanoribbons by Solan

Honorable Mention

  • Xima VRTX by Xima Software

Consumer Software (Including Social Media and Mobile Apps)

  • 3Dplus Me by 3DplusMe
  • America First Card Guard by America First Credit Union
  • Studio Design by Overlay Studio, Inc.

Honorable Mention

  • Utah Hunting and Fishing Mobile App by Utah.gov

Enterprise Software, Cloud and Big Data

  • Blyncsy by Blyncsy
  • SaltStack Enterprise CloudOps by SaltStack

Honorable Mention

  • ActiveNet by ActiveNet

Life Science – BioTech

  • Bioprocessing Sensor by Applied Biosensors, LLC
  • Cloud-Based Genomic Interpretation Software by Tute Genomics
  • XCR by Fluoresentric, Inc.

Life Science – Medical Device

  • 4D Scanner for Image Guided Interventions by nView Medical
  • StreamDX by StreamDX
  • Suture-Less Soft Tissue Repair by Conextions Medical

Mechanical Systems / Chemical / Manufacturing

  • Beam-Watch by Ophir-Spiricon
  • Molecularly Imprinted Polymers-Applications for the Gold Mining by 6th Wave Innovations

Honorable Mention

  • Physician Prescription Delivery System by VendRx, Inc.

Outdoor and Consumer Products

  • Noke by FUZ Designs

The April 30th awards luncheon begins at 11:00 am with honorees showcasing their innovations. The Luncheon will begin at noon. For UTC members, individual seats are $65.00, for non-UTC members, individual seats are $80.00, and a table of ten is $550. To register, visit www.utahinnovationawards.com.

The program is supported by the Association of Corporate Growth, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, MountainWest Capital Network; USTAR, Wayne Brown Institute, and the Women Technology Council. More details about the awards program are available at www.utahinnovationawards.com.

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 nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 12 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia.  Stoel Rives is regarded as a leader in corporate, intellectual property, litigation, energy, natural resources, and environmental law.  For more information, visit www.stoel.com.

About Utah Technology Council

The Utah Technology Council is the essential resource for Utah’s 4,000 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, government and academic leaders, professional service providers and venture capital firms. Visit www.utahtechcouncil.org or call 801.568-3500.