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:

Previous winners include Boldt Construction, Exact Sciences, StudyBlue, The Water Council and Stemina Biomarker Discovery Inc., among others.

Learn more about WIA or register for the awards ceremony.