The annual Utah Innovation Awards program recognizes the state’s vibrant community of innovators — from startups to established companies — and their breakthrough creations. In celebrating successful innovations, the awards program aims to build the state’s economy by acknowledging and rewarding the creative minds fueling innovation within it.
Nominees in the Utah Innovation Awards program undergo a strict evaluation process by peers and leaders from the state’s business, civic, and academic communities. Pioneering innovations — whether products, services or processes — are judged on their novelty, market need, economic impact, and disruption of the status quo.
Founded in 2002 by business law firm Stoel Rives LLP, and organized and hosted by the firm, the Utah Innovation Awards is the model for similar yearly programs in Idaho and the Sacramento Region over the past several years.
Stoel Rives LLP is a full-service business law firm, with a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients. Established in Oregon in 1907, the firm has nearly 400 attorneys and has grown beyond its Northwestern roots to include offices in six other states—Alaska, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Utah, and Washington—and the District of Columbia. Stoel Rives LLP represents businesses at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.Stoel Rives Site
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.Silicon Slopes Site