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.

Celebrating SC Innovation for 2021


Application Deadline Extended to June 30 



InnoVision awards celebrate and showcase the world-class capabilities and accomplishments of South Carolina innovators.  Some of the awards recognize innovations having their roots in technology while others focus on innovations rooted in community.  So long as your company is based in South Carolina and develops innovative, technology based solutions, these awards are meant to celebrate you!


  • New Technology Development– This award recognizes the development of new or improved technologies and focuses on the novelty of the innovations and the challenge associated with developing them.
  • Technology IntegrationThis award recognizes innovative applications of existing technologies and focuses on how those technologies are applied to create new value.
  • Innovation in EducationThis award recognizes innovative applications of technology in ways that improve education in South Carolina.
  • Community Service– This award recognizes technological innovations that improve the quality of life in South Carolina communities.
  • Sustainability– This award recognizes technological innovations in environmental stewardship and on the innovative development or application of technology to promote the protection of the earth’s natural resources.
  • Small Enterprise– This award recognizes small businesses (with fewer than 50 full-time employees or less than $20 million in annual revenue) for creative technology developments or innovative technology applications.



All finalists and winners will benefit from:.

  • Increased Visibility
    • Promotional Video – Each finalist will receive a video describing the innovation being honored. The video will be posted on the InnoVision website.
    • Digital Media Exposure – Each finalist will be featured in an Innovision social media post as well as the digital media of other organizations within South Carolina’s entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem.
    • Presentation Opportunities – Each finalist will be introduced and have an opportunity to speak at a “Meet the Finalist” webcast event. Finalists and winners, are likely to be asked to speak at future InnoVision Forum events.  These events are recorded and can be sent to customers, colleagues and investors.
    • Awards Ceremony—All finalists are invited to attend the awards ceremony where their promotional videos will be broadcast and winners will have acceptance speech opportunities.
    • Press Release – A press release announcing all winners will be sent to state and local media outlets as well as leading organizations within the SC entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems.
    • Arranged Media Coverage in SC Business Review as well as other regional journals.
  • Meaningful Networking Opportunities
    • Finalists and Winners will have access and introductions to:
      • Innovators across the State;
      • Fellow Finalists;
      • Past finalists and winners; and,
      • InnoVision board members from various organizations around the State.
    • Bragging Rights – Who doesn’t like the opportunity to best their competitors?
    • Beautiful Award – This award serves as a constant source of company pride. If nothing else, it serves as a functional microphone for virtual meeting.


  • Applications – Apply HERE by June 30th to complete your company’s full application submission. If you need assistance in completing your application, please contact us via award_nominations@innovisionawards.org.
  • Nominations -If you wish to nominate an organization, please send a message to award_nominations@innovisionawards.org. We contact all nominees to ensure they complete a full application submission. So, be sure to include the nominee’s best contact information, award category, and short description of their innovation.



Learn About the InnoVision Awards Program

Online Forum

On June 14th, members of the InnoVision Awards Board and past winners hosted a Forum  on the purpose, process and value of an InnoVision Award.  We dove into why and how we celebrate South Carolina’s Innovators, and heard directly from our past winners about their experiences & benefits of winning their awards.  There was also time to ask questions from the Submissions & Judging Committee about how to hone your own submission.


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.