2021 Idaho Innovation Awards Nomination Period Opens

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Stoel Rives LLP, Trailhead and the Idaho Technology Council serve as presenters of awards program that recognizes innovations, innovative professionals, and companies throughout Idaho.

BOISE, Idaho — The nomination submission period for the 2021 Annual Idaho Innovation Awards, which are organized and hosted by Stoel Rives LLP, Trailhead and the Idaho Technology Council, with support from Deloitte, opens April 12, 2021. Nomination forms may be submitted online through June 30, 2021. The Innovation Awards program recognizes the state’s vibrant innovation community — from emerging to established companies — and its breakthrough creations.

​Innovations will be placed in the following categories: ​

  • Innovative Company of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Early-Stage Innovation of the Year
  • Commercialized Innovation of the Year
  • Consumer Product of the Year

Additional information on the categories and nomination criteria can be found here. Nominees will be required to submit an application by July 30 for consideration. Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of leaders from Idaho’s business and technology sectors. The finalists and winners will be recognized at a hybrid virtual and in-person event on Oct. 21, 2021.

The Idaho Innovation Awards, which Stoel Rives first organized and hosted in 2006, has recognized some of the most promising and successful Idaho companies, products, science and technology advancements, and professionals. Due to the pandemic and public health concerns, the Idaho Innovation Awards took a pause for the 2020 season but Idaho’s business resiliency was still celebrated through uncertain times in a “Resilience Showcase” held during the Idaho Technology Council’s virtual Hall of Fame event on October 27, 2020. Companies featured included:

Continuous Composites Cradlepoint Farm Bureau
HP IDLA Idaho National Laboratory
Intermountain 3D Red Aspen Idaho Central Credit Union
Saalt Scentsy SMHeuristics


The ITC inducted Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot and Truckstop.com founder Scott Moscrip into its Hall of Fame.

If you have questions or are interested in receiving information about sponsorship opportunities for the Idaho Innovation Awards program, please contact us.

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

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