utah innovation awards

About the Awards

The annual Idaho Innovation Awards is Idaho’s first and only innovation awards program. The program recognizes innovations, innovative professionals and companies throughout the state. Stoel Rives LLP, a full-service, U.S. business law firm, has organized and hosted the program since 2006 and is pleased to organize this year’s program with Trailhead and the Idaho Technology Council.


The 2018 program was held in conjunction with the Idaho Technology Council Hall of Fame banquet. More than 600 individuals attended the event at Boise Centre on October 17 to pay tribute to the Hall of Fame inductees, Joe Albertson, founder of Albertsons Inc., and Bob Miller, Chairman of the Board of Albertsons Companies, and the Idaho Innovation Awards’ finalists and winners. Attendees included leaders from Idaho’s technology, business and academic communities. The program and event received media coverage from across the state. Read about the 2018 Winners and Finalists by clicking here.


Read about our nomination categories on the Criteria page.


Nominations are evaluated by the Idaho Innovation Awards Selection Committee that is made up of Idaho business and technology leaders.

In the event that conflicts exist between Selection Committee members and nominations, members will provide full disclosure to the rest of the committee. Following the evaluation process, each Selection Committee member will vote on ALL nominations submitted in EACH category. However, Selection Committee members with conflicts will refrain from voting on nominations in the category that the conflicted nomination is being judged. Finalists will be notified in mid-September. Selection Committee members’ votes will be tabulated by a certified public accountant.

(Note: Stoel Rives LLP organizes the program, no one from the firm votes.)


Click Nomination Form to submit a nomination form. Submitters will receive immediate confirmation that a nomination was received.

You may also submit additional background materials to help the Selection Committee learn more about the nominated individual, company or innovation. Examples of items you may wish to include are product brochures, news articles, photographs, diagrams or the names of and contact information for references.

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, environmental and climate change, 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, business, labor and employment law, intellectual property, land use, real estate development and construction law. Stoel Rives represents companies of all sizes from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations.

Stoel Rives LLP

Idaho Tech Council

The mission of the Idaho Technology Council is to help technology companies in Idaho start, grow, and thrive. We are a member-driven organization committed to the success of Idaho’s technology ecosystem. Through the leadership of the private sector, the ITC brings together industry, education, research, investment and government throughout the state to champion the growth of Idaho’s technology ecosystem.

Idaho Tech Council


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