For Immediate Release Contact: March 29, 2016 Aria Nejad, 801-715-6662
aria.nejad@stoel.com
Finalists Announced in 14th Annual Utah Innovation Awards

SALT LAKE CITY— Twenty-eight innovations and the Utah companies that created them have been named a finalist or honorable mention recipient in the 14th annual Utah Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council. Winners will be announced, and finalists and honorable mention recipients will be honored, at a special Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Hilton Salt Lake

City Center. Registration is available online at www.utahinnovationawards.com.

This statewide program, the first of its kind and sponsored by Webb Audio Visual Communication, Utah Business Magazine, KUER 90.1, USTAR, ViaWest, Lone Peak Productions, STEM Utah Coalition, Grant Thornton and GoEngineer is designed to recognize innovations and the Utah companies that created them. A committee of more than 80 experts from Utah’s private industry, government and academic communities voted on winners and finalists in each of the program’s eight categories: Clean Technology and Energy; Computer Hardware/Electrical Devices; Consumer Software; Enterprise Software, Cloud and Big Data; Life Science – Biotech; Life Science – Medical Device; Mechanical Systems/Chemicals/Manufacturing; and Outdoor and Consumer Products. The Selection Committee votes were tallied by the accounting firm and Platinum

Sponsor, Grant Thornton.

In addition to identifying finalists, the Selection Committee also identified innovations worthy of honorable mention (note: there is no restriction on the number of honorable mention recipients recognized in each category). Below is a complete list of the finalists and honorable mention recipients listed alphabetically by category:

Mechanical Systems / Chemical / Manufacturing
• ClearShield by Turner Innovations