The Hall of Fame and Idaho Innovation Awards highlight the amazing work that has been part of Idaho’s past and the great innovations that are defining its future. Showcasing the best and brightest technology and leadership talent in the state of Idaho.

Held annually since 2010, the Idaho Technology Council Hall of Fame recognizes innovative leaders who have made a significant contribution to the state’s technology community. Joe Albertson, founder of Albertsons Inc., and Bob Miller, former CEO and Chairman of the Board of Albertsons Companies, were the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees. The event also featured Steve Young, former 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback and managing partner and co-founder of Huntsman Gay Global Capital, as the keynote speaker.

As the state’s premier business innovation awards program, the Idaho Innovation Awards recognize groundbreaking accomplishments in five categories. Five winners and 10 finalists were recognized at the awards ceremony, a segment of the ITC’s ninth annual Hall of Fame celebration, held at Boise Centre.
 
2018 Finalists:
Commercialized Innovation of the Year
• Retrolux by Retrolux, Inc.
• Submersible & Direct Burial Splice Connector by Melni Connectors
Consumer Product of the Year
• Expandals by GroFive
• Kodiak by Inergy
Early-Stage Innovation of the Year
• Additive Manufacturing Evaporative Casting (AMEC) by Skuld LLC
• LoTempLene by Idaho National Laboratory
Innovative Company of the Year
• Intermountain 3D Inc. and Brownfield's Prosthetics and Orthotics
• Wilkinson Baking
Innovator of the Year
• Ryan DeLuca, Co-Founder and CEO, Black Box VR
• Dr. Hussein Moradi, Chief Wireless Technical Director in National & Homeland Security, Idaho National Laboratory 
The 2018 Winners:
• Commercialized Innovation of the Year: MultiGrip Workholding by VersaBuilt Robotics - quick change vise jaw system
• Consumer Product of the Year: Ammon Fiber Optics by City of Ammon - City-owned and operated fiber optic infrastructure 
• Early-Stage Innovation of the Year: Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D™) by Continuous Composites - 3D printing continuous fibers that embeds functionality with fiber optics and copper wires creating a part that can sense and react to environmental stimuli 
• Innovative Company of the Year: Sloan Security Group, Inc. - design, installation and maintenance for perimeter security 
• Innovator of the Year: Tracy Lotz, Founder and CEO, LiveRez – a pioneer in a number of advancements in the vacation rental space, from online advertising to online bookings to cloud-based management software.
 
 
 
An additional segment of the ITC’s ninth annual Hall of Fame celebration partnered with 
the Idaho STEM Action Center to honor two outstanding teachers who champion science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in Idaho by connecting students with industry leaders who mentor projects and provide invaluable career guidance. Marsing teacher John Barenberg and Plummer teacher Laura Wommack were named the 2018 winners of the Industry’s Excellent Educators Dedicated to STEM (INDEEDS) Awards.