2017 Winners

Below we feature the WINNERS of the 2nd Annual SACRAMENTO REGION INNOVATION AWARDS, named and celebrated at our November 7, 2017 luncheon. Read about all the FINALISTS.

2017 Innovation “Champion” of the Year: UC Davis

Award accepted by Chancellor Gary S. May, University of California, Davis

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING WINNER 2017: Using 5-axis CNC machining and an elite manufacturing facility, TITANS of CNC specializes in producing highly intricate parts for aerospace companies and Schilling Robotics, plus offers a free online academy and TV series.


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MEDICAL AND HEALTH WINNER 2017: ADEPT by Applied Science, Inc., solves the problem of hospital clinicians getting data into the medical record timely, accurately and efficiently. Co-developed with Dignity Health, it securely transmits data from any medical device—no matter the vendor—and makes it immediately available.


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FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS WINNER 2017: XTB Laboratories has established a novel method of disease detection based on chemical analysis of released volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that emanate from infected trees, thereby allowing earlier detection and removal.


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SOFTWARE WINNER 2017: Pondera’s Fraud Scheme Detector combines behavioral analytics with psychometris to look beyond traditional indicators of fraud to identify the actual way fraudsters think.


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HARDWARE AND ELECTRONICS WINNER 2017: The Apeiron ADS1000 is the world’s only native NVMe flash storage network. The ADS1000 is the fastest available storage network in the market, enabling massive amounts of data to be analyzed at rates never before possible.


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SUSTAINABILITY WINNER 2017: With the power of the sun, Tenkiv uses clean sustainable energy to make clean water. Tenkiv has developed a solar thermal water sanitation and desalination solution.  


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