SALT LAKE CITY, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight innovations were announced as winners in the 15th annual Utah Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council. This statewide program, the first of its kind, recognizes innovations and the Utah companies that created them. The program is sponsored by Webb Audio Visual Communication, STEM Action Center of Utah, Utah Business Magazine, Grant Thornton, GENCOMM, Chase Busath Films, The Governor's Office of Outdoor Recreation, The Leonardo, GoEngineer, USTAR, ConsultNet and BioUtah. Winners were announced during a sold out awards dinner on April 20 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. Click here for a full list of winners.
A committee of approximately 80 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. Votes were tallied by the accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP.
400+ individuals attended the awards dinner at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. 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 leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, environmental and climate change, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, business, labor and employment law, intellectual property, land use, real estate development and construction law. For more information, follow us @stoelrives or visit www.stoel.com.
About Utah Technology Council
The Utah Technology Council is the essential resource for Utah's over 5,200 science and technology companies seeking to develop management talent, improve Utah's business environment and raise investment capital. Members can connect and share insights with industry peers, venture capital firms, professional service providers and government and academic leaders. Visit www.utahtechcouncil.org or call 801-568-3500.
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