CLEVELAND, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NorTech, in partnership with Crain's Cleveland Business, is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Innovation Awards program which honors the achievements of Northeast Ohio's most innovative organizations and leaders.
This year, nine winners have been selected to receive awards, representing innovations from a broad range of technology industries including advanced energy; advanced materials; biosciences; flexible electronics; and instrumentation, controls and electronics.
A panel of distinguished judges from across Northeast Ohio, representing academia, venture capital, private industry and economic development, selected this year's winners. Judges include: Martin Abraham, Founding Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Youngstown State University; Dianne Anderson, Executive Director, Great Lakes Energy Institute, Case Western Reserve University; Dave Baldwin, President, Aquarian Technology Systems, LTD; Stephen Cheng, Dean, College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, University of Akron; Dennis Cocco, Co-Director, GLIDE (The Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise); John Dearborn, President, JumpStart Inc.; Walter E. Horton, Jr., Ph.D.; Vice President for Research and Dean, College of Graduate Studies, NEOUCOM; Max Lewis, Vice President – Global Innovation (Corporate Division), Sherwin-Williams Company; and Kathy Needham, Deputy Chief of the Business Development and Partnership Office, NASA Glenn Research Center.
"NorTech is pleased to recognize some of the most exciting innovations being developed and commercialized in Northeast Ohio," said Rebecca O. Bagley, President and CEO of NorTech. "Many of these success stories were also highlighted earlier this week during President Obama's Small Business Forum in Cleveland. The excitement and civic pride generated from the Forum and NorTech Innovation Awards continues the momen
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