Introducing The 2016 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards Finalists

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Sacramento, CA — The Sacramento Region Innovation Awards is thrilled to announce that 17 innovation finalists have been selected for its inaugural 2016 program. Presented by Stoel Rives LLP, Moss Adams LLP and the Sacramento Business Journal, the program will feature winners in six categories to be announced at an awards luncheon on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento. 

The Innovation Awards is also excited to announce that Golden 1 Center, the new home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, will receive a special “Innovation of the Year” award at the event. The arena will be the most sustainable and technologically advanced arena in the world. Accepting the award on behalf of the Kings, President Chris Granger will give a keynote speech at the luncheon, highlighting the arena’s impact on the surrounding community and its industry-leading commitments to sustainability, technology innovation and local industry. 

The Sacramento Region Innovation Awards celebrates and promotes pioneering innovations and the local talent behind new products, services and processes in the marketplace. The 2016 Finalists are: 

Advanced Manufacturing

  • BOLT STAR by Construction Innovations LLC
  • Watercraft Manufacturing by Free Form Factory Inc.

Food and Agribusiness

  • Automated Irrigation Advisor by Tule Technologies
  • Radio Frequency Pasteurizer by RF Biocidics
  • RAPID Kit by Astrona Biotechnologies

Hardware & Electronics

  • Linkbot by Barobo, Inc.
  • GPS Real-Time Network (CSDS RTN) by California Surveying & Drafting Supply
  • SenCam by Senworth

Medical and Health Technologies & Services - supported by MedStart

  • B. infantis by Evolve Biosystems
  • Osteo-P HCCP by Molecular Matrix, Inc.*
  • ViVita Process & ViVita BP by ViVita Technologies, Inc.


  • DialSource by DialSource, Inc.
  • The Risk Number by Riskalyze
  • Wyndow by Wyndow


  • FastOx Gasifier by Sierra Energy
  • Pipeline Leak Detection by Electro Scan Inc.
  • TdX 20 by Bluon Energy 

“This program is our hat tip to the greater Sacramento business community,” said Melissa Jones, Managing Partner of Stoel Rives’ California offices. “Having fostered innovation awards platforms in Utah and Idaho for many years, we’re excited to bring our brand of innovation recognition to this region. We’re also delighted to have the Sacramento Kings as part of our program, along with the team’s new Golden 1 Center, which is a beacon of cutting-edge innovation in our hometown.” 

The program’s Selection Committee reviewed more than 80 nominations submitted online through the Sacramento Business Journal  between June 1 and July 29, 2016. Committee members were sourced from the region’s business, academic and technology sectors, and include representatives from MedStart, CleanStart, AgStart, UC Davis’ Venture Catalyst, Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council, World Food Center, Teichert, Intel, Pride Industries, California Manufacturing & Technology Association, Valley Vision, SMUD, Raley’s and Sutter Health, among others. 

The November 4  awards luncheon begins at 11:30 am with a networking period and innovation showcase, followed by formal program from noon to 1:30 pm. Individual tickets and table sponsorships may be reserved through the Sacramento Business Journal.

*Edited 9/23: Innovation name updated by company

About Stoel Rives LLP:  Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to clients in the Energy & Infrastructure, Agribusiness, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing & Consumer Products, Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Government & Public Agencies and Natural Resources industries throughout the United States. The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, project development and real estate law. For more information, follow @stoelrives or visit 

About Moss Adams LLP: Moss Adams LLP provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to public and private middle-market enterprises in many different industries. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Seattle, Moss Adams has 29 locations in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, and Texas. Moss Adams is one of the 15 largest accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Our staff of more than 2,400 includes approximately 267 partners. For more information, visit

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