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Winners Announced in the 17th Annual Utah Innovation Awards

SALT LAKE CITY—Ten innovations were announced as winners in the 17th annual Utah Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and Silicon Slopes. This statewide program, the first of its kind, recognizes innovations and the Utah companies that created them. The program is sponsored by Xact Data Discovery, Kiln., Cornerstone, Chase Busath Films, The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, USTAR and BioUtah. Winners were announced during an Awards Presentation at The Rose Wagner Theater on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

The 2019 Utah Innovation Award winners are as follows:

CLEAN TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY

Robust and Efficient Battery Management System by Utah State University

A control system for battery packs in electric vehicle, military, and grid storage applications that extends battery life up to 45 percent and unlocks unused cell potential through active management of cells that differ from each other in power level, capacity, and chemistry.


COMMUNITY INNOVATION Evolve by Vant4ge

Vant4gePoint Evolve is a self-help app for justice-involved individuals guiding them to stability, rehabilitation, and reintegration. We reduce recidivism. Evolve leverages data to recommend the right treatment to the right individual at the right time, and provides monitoring of their progress in real-time.


COMPUTER HARDWARE/ELECTRICAL DEVICES

HotDrop by Vutiliti

Vutiliti’s HotDrop is a radical redesign for energy monitoring. Installed in less than 2 minutes and operating without any wires or batteries, the extremely small HotDrop can accurately monitor energy use in real-time and wirelessly transmit that data miles away, even through concrete and steel.


CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Rags (snapless romper) by Rags Apparel LLC

Easy On, Easy Off. Rags' innovative children's romper features a dynamic neckline that stretches to shimmy up your little one's torso while retaining shape. Made with butter-soft stretchy fabrics to ensure the perfect fit.


CONSUMER SOFTWARE Blerp by Blerp, Inc

Blerp lets you find share and create short audio memes and soundboards. Blerp is a growing database of categorized sounds for you to enhance your interactions and communications. Blerp enables you to find unique expression and simplifies sharing content with the people you care about.


ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE, CLOUD AND BIG DATA

EyeDetect for Investigations by Converus, Inc

Converus EyeDetect for investigations is a revolutionary, game-changing deception detection technology law enforcement, attorneys, private investigators and others are using to verify the truth. This 15-minute directed lie comparison test has been shown to have 90% accuracy in field cases.


LIFE SCIENCE: BIOTECHNOLOGY AND PHARMACEUTICAL

SkinTE® by PolarityTE

SkinTE is the only FDA-registered product that is capable of regenerating full-thickness skin with all layers and appendages. Treatment with SkinTE has also produced function and histology comparable to native skin, while limiting contracture, all of which may improve quality of life.


LIFE SCIENCE: MEDICAL DEVICE

Smart-C by Turner Imaging Systems

The Smart-C is a market disruptive device being a lightweight, portable (16 lbs.), battery operated C-arm, x-ray imaging device. It allows medical personnel to image a patient’s extremities wherever needed —whether in a hospital, surgical suite, clinic, on a football field or for humanitarian or disaster relief missions.


OUTDOOR PRODUCTS

Hand Out Gloves + Mittens by Hand Out Gloves

Hand Out, Inc. is a recreational and utility glove manufacturer that focuses on access technology which allows all five fingers out, delivering a superior experience for the modern glove wearer. We cater to the outdoor enthusiast, hard laborer, tactical personnel, and everyday city dweller. Together with our customers, we strive to build a community dedicated to living in the present and enjoying every moment.


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Corporate Massage Booking Application by Incorporate Massage

Incorporate Massage's booking application is the first on-demand platform for corporate massage, which allows businesses to instantly book a workplace massage service at their own convenience.



A committee of approximately 65 professionals from private industry, government and higher education evaluated and voted on program finalists and winners. The more than 100+ nominations were put through a rigorous evaluation process during which committee members evaluated each innovation against a wide range of criteria addressing elements such as novelty, market need, market disruption and potential/current economic impact.


300+ individuals attended the Awards Presentation at the Rose Wagner Theater. The program receives support from the Association of Corporate Growth, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, MountainWest Capital Network; VentureCapital.org, and the Women Tech Council. For more information about the Utah Innovation Awards program please visit 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 more than 350 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states, with a satellite office in Washington D.C. Stoel Rives is regarded as a leader in corporate and intellectual property law, energy, natural resources, environmental, and litigation. For more information, visit www.stoel.com.


About Silicon Slopes Silicon Slopes is the voice, hub, and heart of Utah’s startup and tech community. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization empowering Utah’s startup and tech community to learn, connect, and serve in an effort to make entrepreneurship and opportunity in Silicon Slopes open and accessible to all. For more information, visit www.siliconslopes.com.

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