nortech names winners of annual innovation awards

Last week, NorTech announced nine area companies as winners of its annual innovation awards. The winners represent a variety of industries, including advanced energy, advanced materials, biosciences, flexible electronics, and instrumentation, controls and electronics.
“This year’s winners were selected by the judges’ panel based on their creativity, feasibility, collaboration, and triple bottom line impact,” says Rebecca O. Bagley, president and CEO of NorTech. “The winners represent a diverse range of technologies, from advanced energy to bioscience, which are being developed and commercialized right here in Northeast Ohio.”
Award winners were recognized at an evening ceremony at LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility in Westlake, Ohio. Stephen Spoonamore, CEO of ABSMaterials, an advanced materials startup in Wooster, was the keynote speaker for the evening.
The winners are BrainMaster Technologies, Inc. for its brain imaging and biofeedback system; eQED for its 250-watt HIKARI solar microinverter; GrafTech International Holdings,for the world’s thinnest graphite heat spreaders; LineStream Technologies for advanced controls software; MesoCoat, Inc. for CermaClad; NASA Glenn Research Center with collaborative partners Ohio Aerospace Institute and Sest Inc. for large tapered crystal (LTC); Polyflow for waste-to-energy conversion technology; Powdermet, Inc. for McomP (Micro/Nanocomposite); and Tesla NanoCoatings Ltd. for Teslan carbon nanocoating.
“NorTech Innovation Award winners receive well-deserved, positive exposure for their innovations, their companies, and the talented teams that have worked tirelessly to move these technologies from vision to reality,” says Bagley. “Our hope is that award winners can leverage this recognition to pave the way for new opportunities for their organizations to continue to grow and excel in Northeast Ohio.”

Source: Rebecca O. Bagley
Writer: Karin Connelly
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