Finalists Named in 2018 Idaho Innovation Awards Program
BOISE, Idaho — Finalists have been selected in the 13th Annual Idaho Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP, Trailhead and the Idaho Technology Council (ITC), with support from Deloitte. The Idaho Innovation Awards spotlight innovations, innovative professionals and innovative companies statewide. Winners will be named at an awards presentation during the ITC’s ninth annual Hall of Fame celebration on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at Boise Centre.
As the state’s premier business innovation awards program, the Idaho Innovation Awards recognize groundbreaking accomplishments in five categories. Finalists include (alphabetical order):
Commercialized Innovation of the Year
- MultiGrip Workholding by VersaBuilt Robotics
- Retrolux by Retrolux, Inc.
- Submersible & Direct Burial Splice Connector by Melni Connectors
Consumer Product of the Year
Early-Stage Innovation of the Year
- Additive Manufacturing Evaporative Casting (AMEC) by Skuld LLC
- Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D™) by Continuous Composites
- LoTempLene by Idaho National Laboratory
Innovative Company of the Year
- Intermountain 3D Inc and Brownfield’s Prosthetics and Orthotics
- Sloan Security Group, Inc.
- Wilkinson Baking
Innovator of the Year
- Ryan DeLuca, Co-Founder and CEO, Black Box VR
- Tracy Lotz, Founder and CEO, LiveRez.com
- Dr. Hussein Moradi, Chief Wireless Technical Director in National & Homeland Security, Idaho National Laboratory
The nominations, submitted between June 4 and July 31, were judged by a selection committee consisting of leaders from Idaho’s business, technology and academic communities. Votes were tallied by accountants at Deloitte.
ITC Hall of Fame featuring the Idaho Innovation Awards
The ITC Hall of Fame recognizes innovative technology leaders who have made a significant contribution to Idaho’s technology community. Joe Albertson, founder of Albertsons Inc., and Bob Miller, Chairman of the Board of Albertsons, Companies are this year’s inductees. The event will feature Steve Young, former 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback and managing partner and co-founder of Huntsman Gay Global Capital, as the keynote speaker.
Prior to the Hall of Fame and Innovation Awards presentations, members of Idaho’s business and technology communities will exhibit their innovative products and technologies during an “Innovation Showcase” starting at 5 p.m. The dinner and program follows from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets, tables and sponsorships are available through the ITC website .
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
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.