Winners Announced in the 2011 Utah Innovation Awards

CONTACT: Nicole Kershaw, (801) 715-6657

SALT LAKE CITY- Eight innovations were announced as winners in the ninth annual Utah Innovation Awards program, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council. This statewide program, the first of its kind, is designed to recognize innovations and the Utah companies that created them. The program is sponsored by Stage 12, Utah Business Magazine, and Webb Audio Visual Communication. Winners were announced during a special Awards Luncheon today at the Little America Hotel.

A committee of approximately 70 experts from private industry, government and higher education selected the award winners. Votes were tallied by the accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP. The table below identifies the winners in each category:


Nomination Name

Company Name

Clean Technology and Energy

CO2 Catalytic Converter

Solid Carbon Products LLC

Computer Hardware/Electrical Devices


Xandem Technology

Consumer Software and Web Services

Validated Citizen Feedback, Inc.

Enterprise Software and Web-Enabled B2B Solutions

Liqwid Ads

Liqwid, a LeftsnRights Brand

Life Science

Domain Surgical System

Domain Surgical

Mechanical Systems / Chemicals / Manufacturing



Natural Products

ageLOC™ Vitality

Nu Skin Enterprises

Outdoor & Consumer Products

KILO Backpacking Tent

Easton Mountain Products


The program also benefits from the oversight of a Steering Committee consisting of leaders from Utah's business, technology and academic communities.

Approximately 325 individuals attended the Awards Luncheon at the Little America Hotel. Clark Gilbert, President and CEO Deseret News Publishing and Deseret Digital Media delivered a keynote address.

The program receives support from the Association of Corporate Growth, Grant Thornton LLP, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Utah Manufacturers Association; the Utah Science, Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR), the Wayne Brown Institute, and the Women Tech Council. For more information about the Utah Innovation Awards program please visit

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