InnoVision Awards, established in 1999, is South Carolina’s premier organization dedicated to the advancement of innovation and technology. InnoVision is the only program of its kind – a grass-roots, volunteer-led non-profit organization made up of businesses, organizations, universities, and individuals dedicated to finding innovation and technology in products, services, and education from across the state, and recognizing and honoring peers for achievements in their respective fields. InnoVision Awards are the mark of distinction for outstanding leadership, innovation, and technological excellence.
The InnoVision Board maintains commitment to support, honor, and celebrate technology and innovation through two primary activities – conferring the annual InnoVision Awards in late Fall, and providing educational InnoVision Forums throughout the year.
InnoVision Forum Series
Leading Beyond the Crisis
September 24 Webinar Features Humimic’s Pivot to New Product Line and Market
Join us on September 24th at 4:00 as we talk to Humimic Medical’s founder and CEO Joel Edwards about his company’s decision to respond to the national call for PPE.
Humimic Medical is a young company in Greenville SC that manufactures a synthetic tissue gel that simulates skin, fat, and even heart tissue – and is useful for many medical research purposes. Humimic pivoted from making synthetic tissue for medical research to also making face shields for personal protection (PPE). Face shields were a wholly new product for a wholly new market – and speed of innovation mattered a lot.
….and join us for the conversation, questions from participants, and opportunities for networking afterward.
Humimic’s story is the third webinar in our Leading Beyond the Crisis series that features pandemic pivots. Replays of our prior webinars can be accessed below or by visiting our 2020 FORUMS tab above:
Contec’s CEO Jack McBride and executive leadership team members discuss the myriad of sudden, unexpected challenges they faced across the company when the COVID crisis emerged. They talk about the impact on their employees, production floor, supply chain and strategic customers, as well as the roles and actions taken by each of the members of the Executive Leadership Team. Click here for recording.
Van Robotics was ready to launch its go-to-market strategy in 2020. They had a full calendar of tradeshows and conventions planned for marketing to educators and the technology sector– all of which were canceled under the threat of the Covid-19 virus. Laura Boccanfuso, founder and CEO, and her leadership team discuss how Covid forced them to change their marketing approach but opened up unexpected new applications and new marketing opportunities. Click here for recording.
Innovation is Thriving in South Carolina
We have received a record number of InnoVision entries!
Congratulations, South Carolina! We received more than 60 applications from companies and organizations from across the state. The applications represent a diverse group of industries, organizations, and types of innovation. The judging process will begin this month.
Click here to be among the first to receive the Finalists Announcement.
In spite of the pandemic, InnoVision will once again be showcasing these impressive South Carolina innovations. In fall 2020, we will announce finalists in each of the award categories below. Then, In late 2020, we will honor all finalists, showcase videos of their innovative achievements and announce the 2020 InnoVision Award winners.
S.C. BUSINESS RESOURCES
Is your firm in need of information on how to start or develop your business in South Carolina? Are you looking for legal advice or someone just to help you understand what you need to do when starting a business? Check out InnoVision’s business resource directory.
InnoVision will continue to highlight, promote and honor SC Innovators of 2020. Innovation achievements related to Covid-19 will be featured on our website as well as webcasts throughout the coming months.
InnoVision Award Finalists will be announced in early Fall; Winners in late Fall. All 2020 finalists and winners will be honored and showcased in videos featuring their innovative achievement.