Finalists Named in 2017 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards

SACRAMENTO, Calif — Sixteen finalists have been selected in the second annual Sacramento Region Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP, Moss Adams LLP and the Sacramento Business Journal. The awards program recognizes recent business innovations in six categories, honoring the people and organizations that advance new products, services and processes from the regional economy. Winners will be revealed during an awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West.

 

The 2017 Finalists include:

Advanced Manufacturing

  • CNC Machining Processes & Educational Platform by Titans of CNC
  • Laser Solution for Medical Device Manufacturing by Aduro Laser

Food & Agribusiness

Hardware & Electronics

Medical & Health Technologies & Services:

Software

  • Denali Intelligence and Automation for Salesforce.com and Microsoft by DialSource, Inc.
  • Digital Transaction Management for Real Estate by SkySlope
  • Government Fraud Detection as a Service (FDaaS) by Pondera Solutions

Sustainability

The program also will recognize University of California, Davis as the 2017 “Innovation of the Year” honoree, spotlighting the university’s role as champion of regional innovation and entrepreneurship. Chancellor Gary S. May will accept the award on behalf of the university and provide keynote remarks. Last year’s top award went to Golden 1 Center, the new home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and the world’s most sustainable and technologically-advanced sports arena.

“Our Steering Committee felt unanimously drawn to the work UC Davis is doing to foster innovative companies within our community,” said Melissa Jones, the Stoel Rives California Offices Managing Partner and Innovation Awards Program Co-Chair. “We want to draw attention to these endeavors, including those that are being facilitated and coordinated by Venture Catalyst and its innovation and economic engagement initiatives, the enhanced regional partnerships enabled through AB 2664 funding, the UC Davis Chancellor’s Innovation Awards, and other campus drivers of economic impact.”

“It’s an honor to accept the Innovation of the Year award on behalf of UC Davis,” Chancellor May said. “We thank Sacramento area leaders for recognizing how a top public research university like ours contributes to a thriving region. We look forward to enhancing our ties with the region’s business and technology communities.”

The program’s selection committee reviewed more than 75 nominations submitted online through the Sacramento Business Journal between June 1 and July 31, 2017. Committee members were drawn from the area’s civic, business, academic and technology sectors, and include representatives from MedStart, CleanStart, UC Davis’ Venture Catalyst, Greater Sacramento Economic Council, The City of Sacramento Mayor’s Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Teichert, Intel, Pride Industries, California Manufacturing & Technology Association, Valley Vision, SMUD, Raley’s and Sutter Health, among others. Last year’s category winners were also invited to serve as judges this year, bringing Sierra Energy, Evolve BioSystems, Free Form Factory and Riskalyze to the mix. Moss Adams tabulated ballots using a new online voting system developed through Qualtrics.

 

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.

 

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 www.sacramentobusinessjournal.com.

 

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