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Finalists Named in 2021 Idaho Innovation Awards Program

Updated: Oct 12

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


BOISE, Idaho — Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2021 Idaho Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP, Trailhead and the Idaho Technology Council (ITC), with support from Deloitte. The Innovation Awards program recognizes the state’s vibrant innovation community — from emerging to established companies — and its breakthrough creations. The finalists and winners will be recognized at a virtual event on October 21, 2021.


The state’s premier business innovation awards program, the Idaho Innovation Awards recognize groundbreaking accomplishments in five categories. The 2021 finalists are:


Commercialized Innovation of the Year

Consumer Product of the Year

Early-Stage Innovation of the Year

Innovative Company of the Year

Innovator of the Year

Nominations, submitted between April 12 and June 30, 2021, were judged by a selection committee composed of leaders from Idaho’s business and technology sectors. Votes were tallied by accountants at Deloitte.


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 ITC’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.


About the Innovation Awards: Stoel Rives has celebrated innovative companies and their accomplishments since hosting the first Innovation Awards in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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 Idaho (2006) and the Sacramento, California region (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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