Houston Technology Center Announces Winners of the Inaugural Goradia Innovation Prize
HOUSTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator and the largest business incubator in Texas, announced the winners of the Goradia Innovation Prize awarded to early stage companies that are commercializing innovative technology within the Gulf Coast region.
"The Goradia Innovation Prize inspires entrepreneurialism, which supports the Gulf Coast region with job growth, and takes innovation the last mile to reach customers, consumers and patients," said Walter Ulrich, president and CEO of the Houston Technology Center.
This year's winners were announced at the Gulf Coast Innovation Conference & Showcase (GCIC&S) to a sold-out crowd of over 550 attendees on September 30. "GCIC&S brings together Gulf Coast academic and research institutions to highlight trends around the commercialization of technology," continued Ulrich. "This was the perfect event to announce the first recipients of the Goradia Innovation Prize."
The Grand Prize winner, Rebellion Photonics received $50,000. Rebellion Photonics is an advanced optics company that has invented a revolutionary technology using hyper-spectral imaging that allows users to see the chemical composition of an object in real time while simultaneously taking a still photograph or video.
First Place winner, SeprOx Corporation received $25,000. SeprOx Corporation is commercializing a revolutionary system that separates pure (>99.95%) oxygen from air for use in hospitals, nursing homes and welding/fabrication shops. Second Place winner, Nano3D Biosciences, Inc. received $10,000. Nan