Thirty-five companies and nonprofits will advance to the final stage of the 2016 Wisconsin Innovation Awards (WIA) as they try to prove that they are among the state’s top visionaries and trendsetters.
Finalists comprise fuel and engine innovations, medical devices, biotechnology companies, food delivery and classroom fundraising services, among others.
The finalists were selected out of a pool of 186 candidates by 17 industry experts from across the state. The nominees spanned a range of large, midsize and small companies, including both startups and established businesses.
The winners will be announced Aug. 16 at an awards ceremony at the Wisconsin Union Theater in Madison, where attendees will hear from keynote speaker Steve Hannah, CEO of The Onion.
The finalists include:
- ActiveEDU, Oshkosh
- Alorium Technology (XLR8), Eau Claire
- Angio360 Diagnostics LLC, Wauwatosa
- Asto CT LLC (Equina), Madison
- bluDiagnostics, Madison
- Breakthrough Fuel, Green Bay
- Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW Community Engagement Initiative), Milwaukee
- Classmunity, Whitefish Bay
- Complete Filtration Resources, Inc., Marshfield
- Complete Phytochemical Solutions LLC, Cambridge
- EatStreet, Sun Prairie
- Engineered Propulsion Systems Inc., New Richmond
- EnsoData, Inc (EnsoSleep), Madison
- ETF Model Solutions LLC (MyRoboAdviser.com), Appleton
- FarmMatch, Viroqua
- FloraSeq LLC (FS-0809), Waukesha
- Health eFilings, Madison
- Isomark (Energy Balance), Madison
- Lynx Biosciences LLC (MicroC3), Madison
- Master Lock (Master lock Bluetooth Padlock), Oak Creek
- Montage (Video and Voice Interviewing), Delafield
- NanoAffix Science LLC, Whitefish Bay
- OptikTechnik, Milwaukee
- Phoenix Nuclear Labs LLC, Monona
- POLCO, Madison
- Rabble LLC (MUSICat), Madison
- Redox, Madison
- SmartUQ LLC (SmartUQ Software), Madison
- Snotco, LLC (‘SnotTape™), Oshkosh
- Square Harvest Inc., Madison
- The Commons, Milwaukee
- Understory, Madison
- United Way of Dane County (The HIRE Initiative), Madison
- Victory Garden Initiative (Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ), Milwaukee
- WeightUp Solutions, Madison
Previous winners include Boldt Construction, Exact Sciences, StudyBlue, The Water Council and Stemina Biomarker Discovery Inc., among others.