Sixteen finalists have been selected in the second annual Sacramento Region Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP, Moss Adams LLP and the Sacramento Business Journal. The awards program recognizes recent business innovations in six categories, honoring the people and organizations that advance new products, services and processes from the regional economy. Winners will be revealed during an awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West.
- CNC Machining Processes & Educational Platform by Titans of CNC
- Laser Solution for Medical Device Manufacturing by Aduro Laser
Food & Agribusiness
- IoE (Internet of Earth) Platform by Athena Intelligence, Inc.
- Ribozyme Technology by Circularis Biotechnologies
- VOC-based Citrus Disease Detection by XTB Laboratories
Hardware & Electronics
- ADS1000 NVMe Storage Network by Apeiron Data Systems, Inc.
- Supercapacitive Flexible IonTronic Sensing (FITS) Technology by TacSense, Inc.
- Ultrasonic 3D-sensing Solutions by Chirp Microsystems
Medical & Health Technologies & Services:
- Automated Data Entry Process Technology (ADEPT) by Applied Science, Inc.
- Device for Non-Invasive Fetal Oximetry by Raydiant Oximetry, Inc.
- KILI Medical Drain Carrier by Kili Summit Corporation
- Denali Intelligence and Automation for Salesforce.com and Microsoft by DialSource, Inc.
- Digital Transaction Management for Real Estate by SkySlope
- Government Fraud Detection as a Service (FDaaS) by Pondera Solutions
- Hevi Hybrid Electric Power System by Terzo Power Systems, LLC
- Tenkiv Solar Thermal Water Treatment Solutions by Tenkiv, Inc.
The program also will recognize University of California, Davis as the 2017 “Innovation of the Year” honoree, spotlighting the university’s role as a champion of regional innovation and entrepreneurship. Chancellor Gary S. May will accept the award on behalf of the university and provide keynote remarks. “It’s an honor to accept the Innovation of the Year award on behalf of UC Davis,” Chancellor May said. “We thank Sacramento area leaders for recognizing how a top public research university like ours contributes to a thriving region. We look forward to enhancing our ties with the region’s business and technology communities.”
The program’s selection committee reviewed more than 75 nominations submitted online through the Sacramento Business Journalbetween June 1 and July 31, 2017. Committee members were drawn from the area’s civic, business, academic and technology sectors, and include representatives from MedStart, CleanStart, UC Davis’ Venture Catalyst, and Greater Sacramento Economic Council, among others. Last year’s category winners were also invited to serve as judges this year. Moss Adams tabulated ballots and certified results using a new online voting system developed through Qualtrics.
About the Innovation Awards
Stoel Rives has celebrated innovative companies and their accomplishments since hosting the first Innovation Awards in Salt Lake City in 2002. Each consecutive year, the law firm has honored groundbreaking advancements from emerging to established businesses. In its commitment to foster the innovation ecosystem across its footprint, Stoel Rives has since expanded its Innovation Awards program to Boise, Idaho (2006) and Sacramento, California (2016). In 2017, the firm partnered with the Puget Sound Business Journal as a presenting sponsor of the publication’s inaugural innovation awards program in Seattle, Washington. www.stoel.com/innovation