|Nominations are now being accepted for the 12th annual Utah Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council, and sponsored by Wells Fargo, Utah Business magazine, Webb Audio Visual Communication, KUER 90.1, Fluid, Grant Thornton and USTAR. The program recognizes Utah's best innovations and the companies that created them. Nominations are due February 13, 2014 and can be submitted online here.
Innovations from ALL industries, and in all areas of technology and business, are eligible for consideration if they meet the eligibility requirements. When submitting a nomination, nominators are invited to create a classification that best fits their nomination, or select from past years' classifications on the nomination form. A final determination of the classification areas/category names will be decided by program organizers based on the pool of nominations. Past years' categories have included:
"While 2014 marks the program's 12th year, innovation has consistently been the heart of Utah's economy and business sectors," said Dave Mortensen, 2014 Utah Innovation Awards' Co-Chair and Stoel Rives Litigation Partner. "Utah has a very prestigious list of innovative accomplishments and innovating entities, and we're honored to have the opportunity to bring recognition to today's innovations." Click here to review the list of past Utah Innovation Awards honorees.
- Clean Technology and Energy
- Computer Hardware/Electrical Devices
- Consumer Software and Web Services
- Enterprise Software (including Social Media and Mobile Apps)
- Life Science - Biotech/Pharma
- Life Science - Medical Device
- Mechanical Systems /Chemicals/Manufacturing
- Outdoor and Consumer Products
Nominations are evaluated by a Selection Committee comprised of approximately 70 representatives from private industry, government and higher education, many of whom are experts or professionals in the areas represented. Up to two finalists and one winner may be selected from each category. Award winners will be announced at an Awards Luncheon on May 1, 2014.
The awards program is supported by the Association of Corporate Growth-Utah, MountainWest Capital Network, Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Wayne Brown Institute and the Women Tech Council.
Click here for more information about the awards program or to access the online nomination form.