Launch of InnoVision Forum Series

July 28th Webinar “Pandemic Pivot” Featuring Contec, Inc.

This summer, InnoVision is launching a forum series that focuses on organizations that have pivoted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Join us for the premier of a new broadcast series, “Leading Beyond The Crisis,” presented by InnoVision.


On July 28 at 11AM, you will hear from the leadership team of Contec, a leading manufacturer headquartered in Spartanburg, and participate in a live Q&A session following a discussion of the sudden, unexpected challenges they faced across the company in March when the COVID crisis emerged.

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Our “Leading Beyond the Crisis” series will continue throughout 2020 and will feature Humimic, Prisma Health, VanRobotics and ZVerse.  For updates on upcoming forums, be sure to follow InnoVision Awards on LinkedIn and Facebook.


Quick, simplified nomination process for 2020!

Now is the time to recognize all of the remarkable innovators around us in South Carolina.

Some innovations have their roots in technology. Have you and your organization developed a new technology? Introduced a new product, process, or service that builds on technological innovation? Designed a creative new business model for reaching new customers?

Some innovations have their roots in crisis. Has your organization responded to the challenges of COVID-19 in creative ways? Produced a new product, designed a new supply chain, employed technology in novel ways?

Some innovations have their roots in community. Has your organization developed or led innovative programs for education or community service? Stepped up in creative, innovative ways to help the community with the COVID-19 crisis?

Look around you. Do you see examples of others in the community who have come up with new, innovative ideas, programs, products, and the like? Consider nominating them.  

Click here to nominate yourself, your company or others. There are only 3 questions.


InnoVision Awards Announces 2019 Award Winners

Cody Reynolds, Chair of the InnoVision Awards Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the 2019 InnoVision Award Winners, recognized during the Awards Dinner, held at the Spartanburg Marriott.

Community Service:  Public Education Partners Greenville County & Acuitas Economics were recognized for their InformEdsc.org website access tool. The development incorporates statistical analysis with easy-to-understand formats and dynamic graphical interfaces; to support, strengthen and advance public education and student achievement.

Education: Van Robotics, Inc have designed and built engaging and adaptive robot tutors to accelerate learning among young students through personalized learning interactions.  They have conducted pilot tests with over 200 students and have just launched manufacturing of their first 700 commercial robots out of their USC Incubator shop.

Small Enterprise: Stomagienics, Inc. has invented innovative healthcare solutions that improve the well-being of patients who have undergone ostomy surgery. Their products help reduce peristomal skin conditions, reduce leakage of the ostomy pouching system, and instill patient confidence and independence.

Sustainability: Sonshine Development, LLC have developed the SolarSpot 7, which converts the sun’s radiant energy to heat energy by its unique energy conversion coil. The compact system provides a proprietary, dual axis tracker that follows the sun and tilts through the seasons to increase heat output about 40% more than stationary rooftop units.

Technology Development: MIPY, LLC has designed proprietary medical auto-injectors are superior to current drug delivery systems in size, simplicity, reliability, and cost.  The MIPY will first address the epinephrine market, but many other drugs can be incorporated into this simple, compact game-changing auto-injector.

Technology Integration: SeeDaten, Inc. was recognized for delivering Reality, Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality learning environments and process analysis to manufacturing, healthcare, and education. The AR solutions convert manual workflow into training modules complete with process verification via optical recognition.

Young Innovator: Legacy Early College High School was honored for instilling scholars from underserved communities with the motivation and opportunity to step out of their conventional classroom programs and to pursue project-based learning within a STEM instructional framework, leading to greater numbers of students acquiring the confidence to continue technical studies into college.

Charles Townes Lifetime Achievement: William B. Sturgis is a South Carolina business leader, was honored for his direction on local educational and banking boards, his visionary leadership while President at Cryovac, Inc. and his contributions to chemical engineering and packaging science, that have forever transformed food packaging.

Dr. Reynolds remarked, “I am continually amazed at the resourcefulness and drive of South Carolinian educators and inventors to create new resources and market solutions to opportunities.  I applaud all of these outstanding innovators.”


For 21 years, InnoVision Awards has recognized businesses, community leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, and individuals who set new standards for innovation; by creating, developing, and implementing their visionary thinking, so as to preserve the environment and invigorate the economy of South Carolina. Please join us in our program. [www.InnoVisionAwards.org]

InnoVision Announces 2019 Keynote Speaker

For Immediate Release- November 12, 2019

InnoVision Announces 2019 Keynote Speaker

Spartanburg, SC- As South Carolina looks forward to the 21st Annual InnoVision Technology Awards, the InnoVision Board has released exciting details about this year’s dinner Keynote.

Colonel Andrew W. Batten, Chief of Staff for Science & Technology Integration Senior Engineering Director for Army Futures Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, will address the assembly at the upcoming November 21st banquet to be held at the Spartanburg Marriott.  Andrew leads the Future Vertical Lift cross functional team, thereby managing a portfolio of technologies focused upon the modernization, development and coordination of manned and unmanned Army aviation systems.

Colonel Batten is the recipient of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Order of Saint Michael Silver Medal.





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