InnoVision Chair Announces Call For Entries - July 13

InnoVision Board Chairman, Douglas Kim, is pleased to announce the Call for Entries for the InnoVision 2012 Technology Awards. InnoVision is the premier organization that honors the world-class achievements of businesses, educational institutions and governmental entities in South Carolina’s Upstate and Greater Midlands regions. Celebrating over 14 years of serving the community, the InnoVision program supports innovation through two activities; the annual InnoVision Awards ceremony and educational InnoVision Forums that are held throughout the year.

InnoVision’s goals include honoring and highlighting South Carolina organizations and individuals that develop or apply technological innovation, advancing technical collaboration and innovation among organizations and individuals, and honoring and encouraging participants and programs that engage youth in the areas of science, math, and technological innovation.

There are eight (8) award categories. 2011 Award winners were:

⇨ Sustainability - Montana Biopolymers, Inc.
⇨ Technology Application - CQ Media Networks
⇨ Technology Development - SensorTech Corp. & Techtronic Industries North America, Inc.
⇨ Innovation in Education - Clemson University, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
⇨ Small Enterprise - CareCam Innovations
⇨ Hall of Fame Community Service - Not recognized in 2011
⇨ Dr. Charles Townes Individual Achievement - Roger Milliken
⇨ Young Innovator - Pickens County Career & Technology Center, Mechatronics Team

Companies, organizations and individuals are encouraged to visit InnoVision's website to review criteria for each award and to submit their application for the 2012 InnoVision Technology Awards.

Pertinent dates for the Call for Entries include:

० Entries Open May 15, 2012
० Entries Close July 13, 2012
० Announcement of Finalists September 4, 2012
० Finalist Reception September 25, 2012
० InnoVision Awards Dinner November 7, 2012

Questions should be addressed to [email protected].

About InnoVision Board Chairman, Doug Kim: Doug Kim chairs the Intellectual Property Practice Group at McNair Law Firm, P.A., where he concentrates on counseling companies concerning the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights as well as assisting in enhancing intellectual property portfolios to increase company worth. He advises clients as to the creation, management and protection of intellectual property and assets and assists in the development of an intellectual property protection plan to create intellectual property portfolios. Mr. Kim has served as the Board Chair for InnoVision since January 2008.

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