Finalists Announced in 14th Annual Utah Innovation Awards

SALT LAKE CITY— Twenty-eight innovations and the Utah companies that created them have been named a finalist or honorable mention recipient in the 14th 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 Wednesday, May 11, 2016 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 80 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 Platinum 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

  • Planetary Rotor Expander by Helidyne LLC
  • Ship Fuel Desulfurization Technology by Ceramatec Inc.

Honorable Mention

  • Biological Supercapacitor by 32Atps 

Computer Hardware / Electrical Devices

  • TAGSMYTH by TAGSMYTH

Honorable Mention

  • The Huny B Speaker by Hive
  • PicoCluster by PicoCluster LLC

Consumer Software (Including Social Media and Mobile Apps)

  • OwnerCare by AutoPoint
  • Smartbeat by Photorithm Inc.

Honorable Mention

  • UDOT SNAP Walking School Bus App by UDOT

Enterprise Software, Cloud and Big Data

  • Blyncsy by Blyncsy
  • DataSphere by Primary Data
  • EyeDetect by Converus

Honorable Mention

  • ClinCapture by Clinovo
  • MX Platform by MX
  • PurePredictive by PurePredictive Inc.

Life Science – BioTech

  • Lineagen FirstStepDX PLUS by Lineagen
  • PreTRM Test by Sera Prognostics

Honorable Mention

  • NOXA Priming by Tolero Pharmaceuticals

Life Science – Medical Device

  • Light Line Catheter by Veritas Medical

Honorable Mention

  • Rugged Ozone Sterilization System (ROSS) by Ceramatec Inc.

Mechanical Systems / Chemical / Manufacturing

  • ClearShield by Turner Innovations
  • M-Vac Forensic DNA Collection Device by M-Vac Systems, Inc.

Honorable Mention

  • Green Rubber Manufacturing Technology by Technology Holding LLC
  • Rocket Motor Thrust Termination by Orbital ATK

Outdoor and Consumer Products

  • ageLOC ME by Nu Skin
  • Razik Epitome & Vortex by Razik Bicycles
  • Snappower Guidelight by Snappower

Honorable Mention

  • Jaybird Freedom by Jaybird

The May 11th awards luncheon begins at 10:30 am with honorees showcasing their innovations. The Luncheon will begin at 11:30 am. For UTC members, individual seats are $75.00, for non-UTC members, individual seats are $100.00, and a table of ten is $800. 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.