Finalists Named in 4th Annual Sacramento Region Innovation Awards

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Stoel Rives LLP, Moss Adams LLP and the Sacramento Business Journal host awards program recognizing innovation from emerging to established Capital Region entities.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Eighteen innovations and the organizations that created them have been named finalists in the fourth annual Sacramento Region Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP, Moss Adams LLP and the Sacramento Business Journal. Winners in seven categories will be revealed during an awards ceremony on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the Crest Theatre.

The 2019 Finalists:

Advanced Manufacturing

  • PARC + Configurator & Infinite Panel – Clark Pacific
  • Post Drivers & Jackhammers – US Hammer, Inc.

Food & Agribusiness

  • Plant-Based Protein Formula to Enhance Meat – The Better Meat Co.
  • Vite Ramen – Vite Kitchens

Government & Civics

  • Alchemist Microenterprise Academy – Alchemist CDC
  • Former Illegal Grow Houses Rehab Program – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento and the City of Sacramento
  • Japa Smart Parking – Japa, Inc.

Medical & Health – BioPharma

  • Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development – EicOsis
  • Cell-in-Gel Technology for High-Content Cardiotoxicity Screening – CardioProbe Inc.

Medical & Health – MedTech

  • Cryo8 Hip Orthosis Brace – Ortho8
  • EXPLORER Total-Body PET Scanner – UC Davis
  • Precision Balance PaaS – PROTXX, Inc.


  • Intelligent Network Automation – Gluware, Inc.
  • Price Image Optimization for Retail – Engage3
  • Remote Virtual Reality Monitoring System – Augmntr, Inc.


  • Electric Vehicle Battery Storage – RePurpose Energy
  • Facet – Sustainable Technologies, LLC
  • Hank AI Virtual Building Engineer – Hank

The November 7 awards ceremony begins at 5:30 pm with a networking period and Innovation Showcase featuring displays from the finalists, followed by a formal program until 8:30 pm. Individual tickets and table sponsorships may be reserved through the Sacramento Business Journal registration page.

The Selection Committee evaluated nearly 70 eligible* entries, which were judged on novelty, market need, economic or social impact, and disruption. Committee members are drawn from the area’s civic, business, academic and technology sectors.

The Sacramento Region Innovation Awards program was founded by Stoel Rives LLP and is facilitated by the firm’s attorneys and professional staff. Moss Adams LLP validates the voting process and the Sacramento Business Journal events division provides promotional and management services. “Champion” level sponsors Five Star Bank and the SMUD hosted a Nominee Reception on August 29, 2019, at the Golden 1 Center Assembly Club.

Learn more at and follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook at #SacInnov8Awards.

*The innovation must be created or a primary portion of the work on the innovation must have been performed by a Sacramento-region entity. Sacramento region is defined as Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.

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.

About Moss Adams LLP: With more than 2,600 professionals across 20-plus locations in the West and beyond, Moss Adams and its affiliates provide insight and expertise with specialized accounting, consulting, and wealth management services to help organizations and individuals gain traction, manage risk, and seize opportunity. For more information, visit Moss Adams LLP.

About the Sacramento Business Journal: The Sacramento Business Journal provides coverage on the latest in Sacramento business news, digitally and in print, and is an industry leader in our region for delivering breaking news to the business community. In addition, the Business Journal hosts a number of events each year to provide content relating to current news in a variety of industries. For more information, visit

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