2018 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards

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Sacramento, CA

Twenty-one FINALISTS have been named in the third annual Sacramento Region Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP, Moss Adams LLP and the Sacramento Business Journal.

Join the celebration! WINNERS will be revealed during the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West. 

A special “Innovation of the Year” award for Wide Open Walls — a Sacramento-based arts and mural festival founded by David Sobon in 2015 — will spotlight innovation beyond business and technology and recognize the important link between cultural values and thriving economic markets. Past recipients honored for having a broad and profound impact on the greater Sacramento community include Golden 1 Center and the University of California, Davis.

Joining 34 prior-year honorees are the 2018 FINALISTS:

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Atocera, Inc. – Microfabricated Blades
  • Tri Tool Inc. – TRIMAX Portable Pipe Machining Tool

Food & Agribusiness

  • Biome Makers Inc. – Crop Microbiome Intelligence
  • Pheronym, Inc. – A New Kind of Pheromone for Agricultural Pest Control
  • tCheck – Simplified Spectrometers for Food and Cannabis

Government & Civic

  • JAPA – Parking Management Solution
  • SACOG - Sacramento Area Council of Governments – Civic Lab
  • Sutter Health and WellSpace Health – Street Nurse Program

Hardware & Electronics

  • Chirp Microsystems, Inc. - A TDK Group Company – Ultrasonic 3D-Sensing Solutions
  • Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. – Hybrid and Electric Drivetrain Systems
  • TacSense – Flexible Iontronic Sensing Technology

Medical & Health – BioPharma

  • AnimalBiome – Gut Microbiome Assessments and Supplements for Dogs and Cats
  • Cognivive –Virtual Reality Game Treatment for Brain Injury Recovery

Medical & Health – MedTech

  • Insera Therapeutics – CLEAR Aspiration System
  • MUSE Microscopy Inc. – MUSE (Microscopy with Ultraviolet Sectioning Excitation)
  • Precision Medical Products – Circul8 DVT Prophylaxis Unit


  • Fantag – Video Highlight Technology
  • Intellaegis, Inc. – masterQueue
  • TraitWare – TraitWare Secure Login Solution


  • BoxPower Inc. – Turnkey Solar Microgrid Containers
  • Terzo Power Systems – HEVI Hybrid Electric Power System


Thursday, November 1, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815

The INNOVATION AWARDS aims to strengthen the Sacramento story, build the local economy, and stimulate the creative minds driving our innovation community. Founded in 2016 by Stoel Rives LLP, the program is made possible with support from Moss Adams LLP, the Sacramento Business Journal, Five Star Bank, and the Greater Sacramento Economic Council — not to mention dozens of community partner organizations and the esteemed Selection Committee. For more information on the program, visit www.sacramentoinnovationawards.com and follow the social media conversation at #SacInnov8Awards.

Stoel Rives launched its first Innovation Awards program in Salt Lake City in 2002 to celebrate innovative companies and their accomplishments. Each year since, the law firm has honored groundbreaking advancements from all manner of businesses, from emerging companies to long-established organizations. In its commitment to foster innovation in the communities it serves, Stoel Rives has since expanded its Innovation Awards program to other cities and states. 

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