The annual Utah Innovation Awards program recognizes the state’s vibrant community of innovators — from startups to established companies — and its breakthrough creations. In celebrating successful innovations from startups and veterans alike, 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 in conjunction with the Utah Technology Council (UTC), the Utah Innovation Awards is the model for similar yearly programs created by the firm 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
The UTAH TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL is the state’s premier trade association for over 5,000 high tech and clean tech companies, representing nearly 10 percent of the state’s total payroll. Members join UTC to CONNECT, LEARN AND THRIVE!Utah Technology Council Site