Congratulations to all the winners and finalists from Innovation Celebration, especially those with Research Park ties. The event, held on Feb. 27 at the NCSA building, was standing room only. The wiinners are listed in bold:
Innovation Transfer Award – University of Illinois
Dr. Stephen Boppart: winner, founder of I-Start company Photonicare
Dr. Stephen Sligar
Dr. Scott White
Innovation in Engagement Award – Parkland College
Kerris Lee – formerly with Lost Points and Cazoodle, Kerris has spent a lot of time at EnterpriseWorks.
Entrepreneurial Excellence: Social Venture Award
Dr. Fouad Abd-El-Khalick & the EnLIST Team – University of Illinois
Entrepreneurial Excellence: Student Startup Award
Servabo – I-Start client at EnterpriseWorks. Congrats TIm and Nishana!
Entrepreneurial Excellence: New Venture Award
Electroninks – EnterpriseWorks tenant and I-Start client. Congrats Brett and the team!
Entrepreneurial Excellence: Advocacy Award
Ray Price – iFoundry
Jed Taylor – U of I Technology Entrepreneur Center
Dennis Beard – Serra Ventures. Dennis is a member of our Entrepreneur-in-Residence team; Serra’s offices are in Research Park.
Innovation: Economic Development Impact Award
Carlos Nieto – Nieto Enterprises
Entrepreneurial Excellence: Management Award
Dan Cermak – Volition
Mike Folk – HDF Group
Bill Cope – Common Ground Publishing
Innovation: Longevity Award
Here is a detailed wrapup of the event from Don Dodson of the News-Gazette.