Utah Innovation Awards Accepting Nominations for 2018 Program (Deadline Extended)

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah  – Nominations are now open for the sixteenth annual Utah Innovation Awards program presented by Stoel Rives in partnership with the Utah Technology Council. Nominations for the program, which recognizes innovative Utah companies and their breakthrough discoveries, are open through Feb. 14, 2018, at 4 p.m. MST.

Nominated companies have the unique opportunity to have their products and services presented to the state’s leaders in business, civic, and academic communities. Winners will be celebrated at an awards dinner where they can network with peers as well as potential investors and business decision-makers. Winners also will be promoted on the Utah Innovation Awards website.

Innovations from all industries are eligible for consideration. Past categories include:

  • Clean Technology and Energy
  • Computer Hardware
  • Consumer Software
  • Enterprise Software, Cloud and Big Data
  • Life Science: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical
  • Life Science: Medical Device
  • Mechanical Systems, Chemicals, Manufacturing
  • Outdoor and Consumer Products

Founded in 2002 and the first program of its kind, the Utah Innovation Awards recognizes the state’s vibrant community of innovators 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 the 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. Additional information on the categories and submission qualifications can be found online.

2018 finalists will be announced in March and winners will be named at the awards dinner on April 26 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.

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, climate change and the environment, 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, and business, labor and employment, intellectual property, land use, and 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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