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Finalists Announced in the 11th Annual Utah Innovation Awards

Twenty-seven innovations and the Utah companies that created them have been named a finalist or honorable mention recipient in the 11th 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, April 17, 2013 at the Marriott City Center. Registration is available online at

This statewide program, the first of its kind and sponsored by Webb Audio Visual Communication, Utah Business Magazine, Wells Fargo, KUER 90.1, Paper Rock Pictures and USTAR, is designed to recognize innovations and the Utah companies that created them.

A committee of more than 50 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 and Business-to-Business Solutions; 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 supporter, 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 

The Aggie Bus by Utah State University Commercial EnterprisesPK Clean

Computer Hardware / Electrical Devices 

Beamforming Microphone Array by ClearOneCompact Surveillance Radar by SpotterRFDesktop Cloud Computing Appliance by V3 Systems

Honorable Mentions: 

Xi3 microSERV3R (Model X7A) by Xi3 Corporation

Consumer Software and  Web Services 

AncestryDNA by Ancestry.comLumiBook by School Improvement NetworkMyCurrent by Overstock  – OLABS

Honorable Mention:

Utah.Gov Master Index by the State of Utah

Enterprise Software and Web-Enabled B2B Solutions 

Spotlight Data Mining by Allegiance, Inc.Canvas by InstructureLogMyCalls, a service of ContactPoint

Honorable Mentions: 

MasteryConnectMoab Cloud Suite by Adaptive Computing

Life Science – BioTech 

ATX-Red by Echelon Biosciences, Inc.GenGlide™ Nanoinjection System by NanoInjection Technologies LLC

Honorable Mention: 

Teduglutide (Gattex®) by NPS Pharmaceuticals

Life Science – Medical Device 

E-Fix & E-Thotic by Fixes 4 Kids, Inc.Neural Interface System by Blackrock MicrosystemsSlyder by LIYEN, Inc.

Mechanical Systems / Chemical / Manufacturing

Ceramic Joining Technologies by Ceramatec, Inc.Technology for Stiffening Composite Airplane Parts by ATK Aerospace Group

Honorable Mention:

3form C3 Color Technology by 3form, Inc.

Outdoor and Consumer Products

Bridge Technology Bicycle Chain Rings by WickWërks, LLCSi2 Mountaineering Tent by EastonThe Sleek 4G by Wilson Electronics, Inc.

The April 17 awards event begins at 11:00 am with finalists 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

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

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 11 offices in seven states.  Stoel Rives is regarded as a leader in corporate, intellectual property, litigation, energy, natural resources, and environmental law.  For more information, visit

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 or call 801.568-3500.

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