Winners and Finalists: 2016


SBANE is proud to present the 2016 New England Innovation Awards Winners:

BionX is a leader in the field of prosthetic devices with the BiOM Ankle, the only prosthesis with powered propulsion for enhanced mobility. Only the BiOM Ankle offers a combination of POWER to emulate lost muscles, CONTROL to mimic normal ankle movement and STABILITY that automatically adjusts to any surface.
The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide innovative peer based programs which connect and empower students and young professionals to thrive with diabetes. CDN has an extensive network of students from over 100 campuses across the US and is the hub for everything related to young adulthood and diabetes.
CommonWealth Kitchen operates Boston’s only non-profit food business incubator. We promote entrepreneurship & small business development; create jobs; improve access to healthy food for low-income families; and strengthen our regional food economy. We operate fully-equipped commercial kitchen facilities for rent to our members and a contract manufacturing enterprise, with on-demand contract labor.
Constant Therapy provides science-based digital brain therapy to people with neurological disorders via mobile devices; and analytics & tools for evidence-based care to health care providers. The solution helps the 20M affected by stroke, head-injury, dementia, or learning disorders and is used at institutions such as Spaulding Rehabilitation.
Everbridge, an enterprise software company, supplies solutions to over 2700 customers around the world to keep people safe and businesses running.  During mission-critical business events, or man-made or natural disasters, over 100 million people in 200 countries and territories receive Everbridge notifications.  In 2015 we delivered over one billion messages.
Jana’s mission is to make the internet free for the next billion consumers.  Through Jana’s mCent app, users in emerging markets like India, Indonesia and Brazil discover and try new apps without incurring any data charges. Free Internet is possible through partnerships with 311 mobile operators in over 93 countries.
Founded in 1996, Kaon Interactive is the leading provider of interactive 3D customer engagement applications that help B2B sales and marketing teams consistently demonstrate and differentiate complex products/solutions anywhere, anytime, on any device. It’s time to stop presenting, and start engaging!
TrucBrush Corporation manufactures and sells its patented mobile device TrucBrush®, which effectively clears snow from truck, trailer and bus rooftops in less than a minute. TrucBrush allows companies to meet state transportation regulations and OSHA guidelines.  It improves operations with faster fleet deployment and allows snow vendors to perform TrucBrush services.


Congratulations to the Finalists of this year’s program:

Airmar is a world leader in ultrasonic sensor technology for marine and industrial applications. Our latest innovation, the WX Series WeatherStation® product line, meets a growing need for real-time, site-specific weather information.  One compact unit—saving money, installation time, and repairs in the toughest environments.
ArtLifting helps artists who are homeless and disabled sell their work. ArtLifting’s impact has been featured in the New York TimesTODAY ShowWashington PostBoston GlobeABC, and the Huffington Post.

BeON Home was built by a team with expertise in security, lighting, and consumer products, with the mission of making a safer, smarter home as simple as screwing in a light bulb. With its upgradeable smart modules, BeON home created a new category for home protection that is practical, affordable and easy-to-use.

The new Force of Nature appliance turns salt, water and vinegar into a non-toxic all-purpose cleaner and disinfectant that’s up to ten times more effective than bleach, yet completely safe. Force of Nature targets a $6 Billion and $25 billion consumer and commercial cleaning market, respectively. The Go-to-Market strategy is built around sophisticated social media marketing executed by senior CPG marketing executives.
Housing Families Inc. mission is to end family homelessness by providing emergency shelter, affordable housing, and supportive services for families experiencing homelessness. HFI also provides a unique, therapy- and academic-focused after-school program to help children overcome the trauma that accompanies the experience of homelessness.
NVBOTS® creates automated, enterprise 3D printing solutions that fix some of the industry’s toughest problems. Our flagship product, the NVPro™, is the world’s first end-to-end 3D printing solution with patented automated part removal. Essentially an automated factory in a box, the NVPro™ runs continuously, 24-7 from any device. Every day, enterprise customers, such as Staples, benefit from easily sharing the NVPro™.
School on Wheels provides academic services and mentoring for students in grades kindergarten – college who have been impacted by homelessness. Services include: one-on-one tutoring, fully stocked backpacks, school advocacy and college assistance. School on Wheels offers stability, hope and opportunities for children to reach their full potential despite the obstacles of homelessness.
SoClean is the first and only automated CPAP cleaning and sanitizing machine. On a daily basis, CPAP users deal with the inconvenience of having to clean their CPAP equipment in order to maintain compliance. The SoClean’s sanitizing process kills 99.9% CPAP germs without disassembling CPAP mask, hose, or reservoir.
SquashBusters is the first-ever urban squash program, combining squash and fitness, academic enrichment and character-building opportunities to ensure that young people obtain a college education, understand and embrace lifelong habits of health and wellness and develop a deep sense of character and personal integrity.
The Curadel Companies are Curadel, which performs R&D on novel devices and drugs for image-guided surgery, Curadel ResVet Imaging, which manufactures and sells image-guided surgery products in the research and veterinary spaces, and Curadel Surgical Innovations, which manufactures and sells image-guided surgery products in the clinical space.
Vermont Creamery has been producing goat cheese, European-style cultured butter and dairy products for three decades. The company has developed an award-winning product line that is made in Vermont and sold around the country. As a certified B Corporation, Vermont Creamery is committed to supporting local agriculture and engaging employees.
WatchRx provides medication adherence solution that includes a watch (also a phone/GPS) with visual med reminders dedicated to helping seniors take their meds on time and live independently in their homes. The watch supports fall detection, emergency calling, real-time GPS tracking, and alerts caregivers for missed medications.





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