In addition to exhibiting at Florida TechXpo, Florida’s premier technology & innovation exposition, participating companies can apply for a Congressional Medal of Merit in various technology categories. Finalists will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges and honored in front of hundreds at an exciting kick-off banquet on Thursday, November 17th at the Hilton Melbourne Beach from 6-9PM. Awards will be presented by Congressman Bill Posey, representing Florida’s 8th District, during the banquet event.
Join us for a technology filled gala, as we honor individuals and companies that have made an impact on the local economy with their innovative products or services. The event will begin with a welcome reception, continue through with a plated meal and close with a keynote speaker and awards.
Finalists for the TechNovation Awards will be selected by a panel of judges for awards in several categories. Nominate yourself or your company, a colleague, or another company or individual if you know they have impacted the Tech Industry! Join us as we celebrate and honor innovation!
The following categories will be considered for an award:
Rising Star in Technology: Presented to a new company or one that has made the most significant progress in the past 18 months. This company’s growth puts it on track to make a positive impact in their markets and on the region’s technology community.
Innovative Technology Product (or Service) – Large Company: Presented to a company that has developed and/or introduced an innovative technology product in the past 18 months. The product can be hardware, software, service or a new innovation or invention that has created a significant opportunity for the company. It should also positively impact the industry for which it has been created.
(Large company = more than 500 employees, more than $7 million annually)
Innovative Technology Product (or Service) – Small Company: Presented to a company that has developed and/or introduced an innovative technology product in the past 18 months. The product can be hardware, software, service or a new innovation or invention that has created a significant opportunity for the company. It should also positively impact the industry for which it has been created.
(Small company = less than 500 employees, less than $7 million annually)
Technology Cultivation: (Open to Technology Partners/Agencies ONLY) Presented to a company or agency that is not directly involved in the invention, manufacture or distribution of technology. Open to non-profits, government agencies and private companies which support technology by offering advice and assistance to technology companies to aid in their growth and prosperity.
Technology Executive of the Year: Presented to the technology executive whose leadership has made a positive impact in their industry. This executive should have seen success in the most recent calendar year, and who represents the technology community in a positive light for the foreseeable future.
Lifetime Achievement in Technology: Presented to an individual whose impact, influence and work within the technology community has resulted in significant success of the organization(s) in which the individual has been associated, and who has also benefited the regional technology community as a whole.