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Central Coast Innovation

Produced in partnership with the Office of Technology & Industry Alliances at UC Santa Barbara, we’ve developed a shared vision about a program that is truly regional. Our awards will recognize innovation not just in technology but also in agribusiness, energy/environmental sciences, design and bio-science, fields where the region has produced world-class companies.

  • Section publishes: February 23, 2018
  • Save the date: Thursday, March 15, 2018. The two-part event includes an afternoon at Startup Village and an evening awards reception at Hotel Californian.
  • Nomination deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018. Submit your nomination using the form below.

For more information on the section, email Special Reports Editor Chris Officer at [email protected]

To discuss sponsorship or advertising opportunities, contact Publisher Linda le Brock at
(805) 560-6950 ext. 233 or [email protected].

Categories include:

Agribusiness: Honoring an innovation that advances agriculture in the region.
Bioscience: Recognizing achievement in the biotech/biomedical field.
Energy/Environmental Science: Recognizing innovation in energy efficiency, environmental management or water conservation.
Technology: Recognizing a new product or service in computing, telecommunications, hardware or software.
Most Disruptive Technology: Recognizing a breakthrough that has the potential to disrupt a major industry or aspect of technology.
No Boundaries Award: Recognizing an innovator in the social business or nonprofit area.