When the weather begins to turn cooler, many South Carolinians think about football, leaf color, and pumpkin spice. But, for many of us, fall is all about celebrating innovation in South Carolina!
InnoVision Awards has been recognizing and supporting innovation in South Carolina through awards, forums, and networking since 1999. Each spring and early summer, we accept nominations and applications from innovative organizations. We then send the applications off to out-of-state independent judges. Now, as fall is arriving, we are ready to showcase the finalists with our free virtual Meet the Finalist (MTF) Series held Tuesdays at 4:00 on September 28th, October 5th, and October 12th.
The finalists this year are big corporations, small start-ups, educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations. They represent a diverse range of industries - from health care and medical devices to advanced materials, IT services, education, and community service. And, they are located throughout the state, with finalists from the Upstate, Midlands, and Low Country. A true testament to the strength of the SC Innovation Economy.
IT-oLogy of Columbia is a finalist in the Education award category. IT-oLogy, a nonprofit organization working to grow the number of IT professionals in South Carolina, developed “ITIL-In-A-Box,” a new educational resource for Veterans. IT-oLogy’s “ITIL-In-A-Box” is one of several programs devoted to workforce entry or re-entry into IT careers in response to the many jobs lost during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Join us at the Meet the Finalists receptions as we recognize IT-oLogy and celebrate these SC innovators!
To learn more about the nominated innovation from IT-oLogy - and the other finalists in the Small Enterprise and Education categories – join us for the October 5th virtual Meet the Finalist reception by registering via www.innovisionawards.org.
The full list of 2021 InnoVision Award finalists.
• ArchCath LLC (Awendaw)
• Elastrin Therapeutics Inc. (Simpsonville)
• FRD Accel, LLC (Charleston)
• Advoco: Connect for Good GVL (Greenville)
• Camp Happy Days (Charleston)
• United Way of the Piedmont (Spartanburg)
• Aconabolics, LLC (Greenville)
• Dru Feeding System, LLC (Travelers Rest)
• Veterans ASCEND (Simpsonville)
• Early College High School, Charleston County School District (Charleston)
• IT-oLogy (Columbia)
• SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (Greenville)
• Diversey Holdings Ltd. (Ft. Mill)
• PunchList USA (Charleston)
• QuicksortRx Inc (Charleston)
• Clemson University Composites Center (Greenville)
• Ingevity (North Charleston)
• GeoMat, LLC (Columbia)
InnoVision Awards, established in 1999, is South Carolina’s premier organization dedicated to the advancement of innovation and technology. InnoVision is the only organization of its kind – a grass-roots, volunteer-led non-profit made up of businesses, organizations, universities, and individuals dedicated to recognizing innovation in South Carolina. InnoVision honors innovation in products, services, and education from across the state, and recognize innovators for achievements in their respective fields. An InnoVision Award is the mark of distinction for outstanding leadership, innovation, and technological excellence. For more information, please visit www.innovisionawards.org
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