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.

Announcing 2022 InnoVision Award Finalists

The InnoVision Awards Board of Directors is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 InnoVision Awards. This year’s finalists include both large and small organizations, representing an array of industries, from the upstate to the coast – a true reflection of South Carolina’s robust innovation economy.

InnoVision Awards honor South Carolina individuals and organizations for impactful innovations under development in South Carolina within the last 18 months. The annual awards are the mark of distinction for the many organizations, individuals, educators and leaders who have been honored over the 24-year history of the InnoVision Awards.

The 2022 finalists in the six competitive award categories are:

Technology Development (sponsored by SC Tech, an initiative of South Carolina Council on Competitiveness)

Foresight Data Systems LLC (Columbia)
Laminaheat LLC (Greer)
Victory ExoFibres, LLC (Central)

Community Service

South Carolina Broadband Office (Columbia)
Crisis Intercept Mapping for Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF) Suicide Prevention (Pickens)
The Sophia Institute (Charleston)

Small Business

Advent Innovations (Columbia)
ASSET, LLC (Columbia)
Heartbeat Technologies (Mt Pleasant)

Education (sponsored by TTI Consumer Power Tools, Inc.)

MedEx Academy – Prisma Health System (Greenville)
skillsgapp llc (Greenville)
Sprattronics Learning Lab (Greenville)

Technology Application (sponsored by DartPoints)

CyCrypt, LLC (West Columbia)
TTI Outdoor Power Equipment, Inc. (Anderson)
Zylo Therapeutics, Inc. (Greenville)

Sustainability (sponsored by Sonoco)

Clemson University Environmental Engineering & Earth Science Department (Clemson)
Performance Enhanced Delivery (Moore)
VBASE Oil Company (Pendleton)

All finalists will be recognized during the InnoVision 2022 Meet the Finalists (MTF) Series sponsored by South Carolina Research Authority.  The Series will be held virtually at 4 PM on three consecutive Tuesdays:  September 20, September 27, and October 4. Each event will feature finalists in two award categories.  They are open to the public and are free to those who register in advance.   You may register here.

InnoVision’s annual awards program will culminate with the virtual Annual Awards Celebration on November 15th.  During the Awards Celebration, we will showcase each finalist’s innovation with a video profile, announce the winner in each award category, and present two special awards:  The Ibrahim Janajreh Young Innovator Award and the Dr. Charles Townes Individual Achievement Award.

The Meet the Finalists Series and the Awards Celebration event are open to those who register in advance. Our early fall events are posted on Eventbrite.

Thanks to our early 2022 sponsors