BOULDER — About 100 finalists have been named for the 2018 IQ Awards, honoring the “Innovation Quotient” among Boulder Valley companies. Launched in 2000, the IQ Awards recognize innovative companies and organizations based in Boulder and Broomfield counties and the U.S. Highway 36 corridor, as well as local divisions of national and international companies that have been instrumental in developing the most innovative products and services. Winners and two runners-up will be announced in multiple categories at the Oct. 22 IQ Awards, to be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder, 2601 Canyon Blvd. A VIP reception will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., followed by cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the awards ceremony from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A “Fireside Chat” titled “New Venture Finance: If You Build It, They Will Come” will include a discussion about financing for early- to mid-stage companies. Tickets for the event cost $44.49 and can be purchased online here. Awards will be handed out for Innovative Company of the Year, Incubator/Accelerator of the Year, and 10 product categories. Finalists for this year’s product innovations include: Agribusiness Agribotix — Agribotix Agrion — The Agribotix Agrion Starter and Plus solutions are portable drones that come equipped with a near infrared camera designed to capture superb field-level imagery, which is uploaded to the included Agribotix FarmLens platform for processing. Results are produced automatically in the cloud, eliminating the need for hard-to-use software packages. The drones are easy to use; even beginners can fly with confidence within a few minutes. Anemoment LLC — Trisonica Mini — The TriSonica Mini is the world’s smallest and lightest 3D ultrasonic anemometer. It is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, yet it is a powerful and highly accurate tool engineered for atmospheric monitoring, weather reporting and ecosystem research. Uzio — Uzio — Uzio produces the world’s first solar electric fence energizer that can be controlled from your phone. TempoQuest — TempoQuest TQI-AceCast — The Weather, Research and Forecasting model, which is widely used by more than 27,000 registered users located in 156 countries, is a next-generation mesoscale numerical weather-prediction system designed to serve both operational forecasting and atmospheric research needs. Clean Tech Clean Chemistry Inc. — PeroxyMAX — PeroxyMAX treatment provides chemical oxidation with solids separation, producing a clean brine from produced and flowback water by oxidizing dissolved metals, initiating floc of solids, oil and grease for easy, economic separation yielding a clean reuse water. Clean Energy Federal Credit Union — Clean-energy funding model — The credit union uses deposits that are federally insured solely to provide loans for clean-energy projects, offering clean-energy CDs and loans for solar-electric systems, clean-energy vehicles and energy-efficiency home improvements. HOMER Energy — HOMER Pro and HOMER Grid — The HOMER software suite is used to optimize the design of distributed energy and microgrid projects. It is the first software to combine chronological simulation with powerful optimization algorithms within a decision support framework. It is used for […]
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