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 Awards Announces 2020 Award Winners

InnoVision awards recognizes innovation in South Carolina annually through its InnoVision Awards program.  This year, InnoVision received a record number of applications reflecting both the strength of the innovation economy in South Carolina and the special circumstances of the 2020 pandemic.  After a month of Meet the Finalists virtual receptions, sponsored by the South Carolina Research Authority, InnoVision recognized the award winners in a live-streamed Awards Celebration, sponsored by Contec, Inc. on Tuesday, November 17.  All finalists and winners were showcased with video highlights of their inspiring innovations.


The winners are….


The Dr. Charles Townes Individual Achievement AwardDr. Shalaby W. Shalaby, founder of Poly-Med.

The Ibrahim Janajreh Young Innovators Award:  The Clemson Covid Challenge Program, led by Professor Delphine Dean, Clemson University.

Technology Development Award:  blinktbi
(sponsored by Fluor)

Technology Integration Award:  Clemson University’s Composite Center
(sponsored by Immedion)

Small Business Award: Stand Yourself Up, LLC.
(sponsored by Kim & Lahey Law Firm, LLC)

Sustainability Award:   tForm, Inc.
(sponsored by Milliken & Company)

Education Award:  VR Mondi
(sponsored by Techtronic Industries Power Equipment)

Community Service Award:  Union County Library System

Special Covid-19 Response Winners

Covid-19 Response – Technology Research: COVER Negative Pressure Chamber Project (Clemson University Bioengineering)

Covid-19 Response – Technology Deployment: Blue Eye Soft Corp

Covid-19 Response – Community Service: United Way of the Piedmont

Watch the awards celebration now!


We invite you to join the InnoVision team of sponsors as we bring well-deserved recognition to the business, education and community leaders who are building the future of South Carolina through innovation and technology. As a sponsor, you will be recognized on all our communications to the InnoVision community and receive additional recognition during our celebrations of the 2020 Finalists and Winners.