2018 Winners

Below we feature the WINNERS of the 3rd Annual SACRAMENTO REGION INNOVATION AWARDS, named and celebrated at our November 1, 2018 luncheon. Read about all the FINALISTS.

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR 2018: Wide Open Walls is a Sacramento-based arts and mural festival founded by David Sobon. This award recognizes the significance of innovation beyond business and technology. WOW is pervasive, unavoidable, and uniquely positioned to enhance the region’s reputation for being a diverse, innovative and creative place to live, work and play.


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GOVERNMENT & CIVIC 2018 WINNER: The Street Nurse program, offered collaboratively by Sutter Health and WellSpace Health, connects the homeless with the resources they so desperately need, providing a vital link to the broader continuum of care.


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MEDICAL & HEALTH – MEDTECH 2018 WINNER: MUSE Microscopy Inc. (Microscopy with Ultraviolet Sectioning Excitation). MUSE slide-free microscopy avoids the need for tissue histology (unavailable across much of the world), combining simplicity, ease of use and high quality to accelerate patient care and decrease costs.


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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING 2018 WINNER: Atocera is developing atomically sharp, rustproof ceramic and semiconductor blades with self-cleaning cutting-edges and integrated sensors enabled by highly matured, inexpensive microfabrication technology to offer unprecedented shaving and surgery solutions.


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HARDWARE & ELECTRONICS 2018 WINNER: TacSense is pioneering the best flexible pressure sensor using nanoscopic iontronic film (i.e. ‘ionic’ + ‘electronic’) that integrates seamlessly with state-of-the-art microelectronics, and is ideally suited to pressure and force mapping applications of various surface topologies and geometries, for medical, consumer, industrial, robotics, and automotive applications.


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SOFTWARE 2018 WINNER: TraitWare eliminates the number one source of login attacks, usernames and passwords, and makes logging into any resource, from any device, incredibly simple and secure.


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FOOD & AGRIBUSINESS 2018 WINNER: Pheronym is an ag-biotech company that is using pheromone technology to control plant-parasitic nematodes (microscopic roundworms) and pest insects.


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MEDICAL & HEALTH – BIOPHARMA 2018 WINNER: Cognivive develops digital medicines to reduce devastating neurocognitive and neuromotor impairments caused by acquired brain injury. Delivered using virtual reality technology, these therapeutics enable motivating, extensive, self-administered home treatment.


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SUSTAINABILITY 2018 WINNER: The HEVI Hybrid platform, by Terzo Power Systems, is a family of products that allow the electrification and hybridization of Off-Highway agricultural and construction equipment. They are designed to be scalable and modular to fit many diverse applications with limited integration engineering resources needed.


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