The ITC Hall of Fame recognizes innovative technology leaders and companies who have made a significant contribution to Idaho’s technology community. Idaho National Laboratory and the J.R. Simplot Company are this year’s inductees. The event will feature Brad Smith, Executive Chairman of Intuit, as the keynote speaker. HP is the signature sponsor for the event, which is expected to attract more than 800 businesses and technology professionals from around the state.
Prior to the Hall of Fame and Innovation Awards presentations, members of Idaho’s business and technology communities will exhibit their innovative products and technologies during an “Innovation Showcase” starting at 5 p.m. The dinner and program follows from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Members of the Idaho Technology Council do receive discounted rates on ticket and table sales. Contact Project Manager Christina Slaughter for information firstname.lastname@example.org
Finalists have been selected in the 14th Annual Idaho Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP, Trailhead and the Idaho Technology Council (ITC), with support from Deloitte. The Idaho Innovation Awards spotlight innovations, innovative professionals and innovative companies statewide. Winners will be named at an awards presentation during the ITC’s tenth annual Hall of Fame celebration on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at Boise Centre.
As the state’s premier business innovation awards program, the Idaho Innovation Awards recognize groundbreaking accomplishments in five categories. Finalists include (alphabetical order):
Commercialized Innovation of the Year
- Advanced Electrolyte Model by Idaho National Laboratory
- EVAS by ECCO Safety Group
- PreView Side Defender®II by PRECO Electronics®
Consumer Product of the Year
- Inergy Apex Portable Solar Generator by Inergy
- The Play Gym by Lovevery
- Winch Line Shackle Mounts by FACTOR 55 LLC
Early-Stage Innovation of the Year
Innovative Company of the Year
Innovator of the Year
- Dr. Henry Chu, Idaho National Laboratory
- Doug Hackler, American Semiconductor
- Peter C. Kong, Ph.D., Cogent Energy Systems
The nominations, submitted between June 11 and July 31, were judged by a selection committee consisting of leaders from Idaho’s business, technology and academic communities. Votes were tallied by accountants at Deloitte.