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Finalists Announced in 15th Annual Utah Innovation Awards

Twenty-four innovations and the Utah companies that created them have been named a finalist or honorable mention recipient in the 15th 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 Dinner on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. Registration is available online at

This statewide program, the first of its kind and sponsored by Webb Audio Visual Communication, STEM Action Center, Utah Business Magazine, USTAR, Grant Thornton, Chase Busath Films, GENCOMM, The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, GoEngineer and BIOUTAH 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

Vutiliti Pulse by VutilitiPassiveLogic Intelligent Building Automation by PassiveLogic

Honorable Mention

The Nikola One by Nikola Motor Company

Computer Hardware / Electrical Devices

ALTA Long Range Wireless Internet of Thing (Iot) Solutions by MonnitKiband by Kilife Tech, IncThe Botpot by Botpot, Inc

Consumer Software (Including Social Media and Mobile Apps)

Sky by Vivint Smart HomeTaxilla by Taxilla

Honorable Mention

Utah.Gov Amazon Echo Alexa Skill by Utah.Gov

Enterprise Software, Cloud and Big Data

Lucidchart by Lucid Software IncBlockchain-Based Securities Trading Platform by Medici Ventures

Honorable Mention

The Whistic Security Assessment Platform by Whistic

Life Science – BioTech

Computationally Intelligent Discovery Engine by Recursion PharmaceuticalsTP-0903-AXL Program by Tolero Pharmaceuticals

Honorable Mention

Integrated Precision Medicine Solution by Navican Genomics

Life Science – Medical Device

Intraocular Piggyback Lens for the Treatment of Pseudophakic Dysphotopsia by PerfectVision LLCKneeMD by Promotus, LLCXenoscope by Xenocor

Honorable Mention

The Electro Pulmonary Nodule Scan by ProLung

Mechanical Systems / Chemical / Manufacturing

Computational Simulation of Airbag Inflators and Systems by AutolivProSlab 155 automated turf harvester by FireFly Automatix, Inc

Outdoor and Consumer Products

SNO-GO by SNO-GOWhole-HomeVoice Control with Alexa Integration by Control4

Honorable Mention

SnapPower Charger by SnapPower

The April 20th Awards Program begins at  4:00 pm with honorees showcasing their innovations. The dinner will begin at 6:30 pm. For UTC members, individual seats are $100.00, for non-UTC members, individual seats are $125.00, and a table of ten is $1,000. To register, visit

The program is supported by the Association of Corporate Growth, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, MountainWest Capital Network; USTAR, Venture Capital.Org, and the Women Technology Council. More details about the awards program are available at

About Stoel Rives LLP

Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, environmental law and climate change, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, business, labor and employment law, intellectual property, land use, real estate development and construction law. For more information, follow us @stoelrives or 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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