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Central Coast Innovation

This is the fifth year that Pacific Coast Business Times honors the region’s leaders in innovation, disruptive technology and social ventures. Our publication is followed by a two-part event that includes an afternoon at our Startup Village showcase of emerging companies, followed by an evening awards reception.

  • Section publishes: February 28, 2020
  • Nominations close: January 24, 2020

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)845-2562 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.
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.