The EDPA 2018 imerge Innovation Awards celebrate innovation achievements occurring across the state. The awards recognize individuals, startups, small businesses, and corporations making a breakthrough, being a game-changer, and continuing to make Alabama a source of innovation.
We understand organizations come in different shapes and sizes, and that’s why we will award companies based
on organizational structure. Nominees will be able to select award categories that complement an organization’s
size and maturity. The awards highlight the entrepreneurial spirit of startups, businesses, corporations, and
The EDPA 2018 imerge Innovation Awards will recognize multiple individuals within the innovation ecosystem. From
Young Professionals to Lifetime Achievement, and everything in-between, the awards will highlight individuals who
make an impact in Alabama’s innovation success.
Congratulations to our 2017 Innovation Award Winners!
Dennis Grimaud, Diatherix
Corporate Innovator of the Year – large company
Lifetime Achievement in Innovation
George Spottswood, Quality Filters
Outstanding Achievement in Innovative Manufacturing
Lance Self, ZeroRPM
Corporate Innovator of the Year – small company