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Central Coast Innovation Awards publication and event honor groundbreaking companies in the region


The Pacific Coast Business Times is pleased to announce this year’s Central Coast Innovation Award winners. The section, which is now in its seventh year, published with the Feb. 25 print edition and can be viewed online here.

The special report highlights five companies and individuals that are pushing the envelope in their work, and also features 28 early-stage companies in the annual Startup Village section.

To honor the winners and the Startup Village participants, Pacific Coast Business Times is holding an event in conjunction with the UC Santa Barbara Office of Technology & Industrial Alliances, on March 24 at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Goleta. The Startup Village will be open from 3-4:30 p.m. and the Innovation Awards program will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For tickets, please click here.

The 2022 Central Coast Innovation Award winners are:

Spirit of Innovation: James Rogers, co-founder and CEO of Apeel Sciences in Goleta

Corporate Innovator, Life Sciences: Meissner Filtration in Camarillo

Corporate Innovator, Biotech: Atara Biotherapeutics in Thousand Oaks

Emerging Innovator: Pashion Footwear in San Luis Obispo

Emerging Innovator: Land Gorilla in San Luis Obispo