2012 InnoVision Award Finalists 

The InnoVision Awards Program is dedicated to recognizing and honoring businesses, individuals and organizations in South Carolina’s Upstate and Greater Midlands (through 2012) for demonstrating significant advancements in the areas of innovation and technological progress.  The judges panel selected the following 2012 Innovision Award Finalists:

Technology Development sponsored by St. Jude Medical:  Milliken and Company, Proterra, Inc., Sealed Air Corporation

Technology Application sponsored by Immedion, LLC:   Milliken and Company, Sealed Air Corporation, Techtronic Industries North America (TTI)

Innovation in Education sponsored by Techtronic Industries North America, Inc. (TTI):  Clemson University Deptartment of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University Social  Media Listening Center, SC GSSM Foundation

Small Enterprise sponsored bySCLaunch!:  CardioMed, AssureFit, VidiStar, LLC, Zike, LLC

Sustainability sponsored by Sealed Air Corporation Climax Global Energy, Inc., J.B. Martin Company, RockinBoat, LLC (Teknikem), The Technology Consortium, Ltd.

Community Service sponsored by McNair Law Firm, P.A.:   Engenius and Greenville County Library System

The Ibrahim Janajreh Young Innovator Program sponsored by Michelin North America, Inc.:  Southside High School’s SAMTeam.

Charles Towns Individual Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by A.T. Locke:  Steve Johnson, CEO CreatiVasc (The recipient of this award is kept “secret” until the evening of the InnoVision Awards Dinner,)

The independent judging panel includes a distinguished group of individuals that come from outside the state of South Carolina and are representative of a cross-section of background and experiences.

Winners were named at the 2012 InnoVision Awards Dinner at the TD Convention Center on November 7, 2012.  The achievements of finalists and winners were highlighted throughout the evening.