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2022 InnoVision Award Finalists Include Multiple Life Science Industry Organizations

The InnoVision Awards Board of Directors is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 InnoVision Awards. This year’s finalists include both large and small organizations, representing an array of industries, from the upstate to the coast – a true reflection of South Carolina’s robust innovation economy.

InnoVision Awards honor South Carolina individuals and organizations for impactful innovations under development in South Carolina within the last 18 months. The annual awards are the mark of distinction for the many organizations, individuals, educators and leaders who have been honored over the 24-year history of the InnoVision Awards.

The 2022 finalists in the six competitive award categories, with life science partner organizations shown in red, are:

Technology Development

Foresight Data Systems LLC (Columbia)
Laminaheat LLC (Greer)
Victory ExoFibres, LLC (Central)

Community Service

South Carolina Broadband Office (Columbia) 
Pickens County (Pickens) 
The Sophia Institute (Charleston)

Small Enterprise

Advent Innovations (Columbia)
ASSET, LLC (Columbia)
Heartbeat Technologies (Mt Pleasant)


MedEx Academy – Prisma Health System (Greenville) 
skillsgapp llc (Greenville)
Sprattronics Learning Lab (Greenville)

Technology Integration

CyCrypt, LLC (West Columbia)
TTI Outdoor Power Equipment, Inc. (Anderson)
Zylo Therapeutics, Inc. (Greenville)


Clemson University Environmental Engineering & Earth Science Department (Clemson) 
Performance Enhanced Delivery (Moore)
VBASE Oil Company (Pendleton)

All finalists will be recognized during the InnoVision 2022 Meet the Finalists (MTF) Series sponsored by South Carolina Research Authority.  The Series will be held virtually at 4 PM on three consecutive Tuesdays:  September 20, September 27, and October 4. Each event will feature finalists in two award categories.  They are open to the public and are free to those who register in advance.   You may register here.

InnoVision’s annual awards program will culminate with the virtual Annual Awards Celebration on November 15th.  During the Awards Celebration, we will showcase each finalist’s innovation with a video profile, announce the winner in each award category, and present two special awards:  The Ibrahim Janajreh Young Innovator Award and the Dr. Charles Townes Individual Achievement Award.

The Meet the Finalists Series and the Awards Celebration event are open to those who register in advance. Our early fall events are posted on Eventbrite.

InnoVision, founded in 1999, is a grass-roots, volunteer-led non-profit organization  dedicated to the advancement of innovation and technology in South Carolina. InnoVision recognizes and honors South Carolina businesses, individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding advancements in these areas with the annual InnoVision Awards.

InnoVision also highlights innovative achievements through daily posts on the InnoVision Awards Linkedin page and a weekly Spotlight on Innovation newsletter. InnoVision Forums held throughout the year provide opportunities for peers to learn about key advancements, innovation and leading edge technologies from other innovators.

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Tamia Sumpter

Tamia is a driven senior undergraduate Bioengineering student currently enrolled at Clemson University. With a strong foundation in her field, she has honed her skills through hands-on experience in research and development at Eli Lilly & Company. During her time in the ADME department, Tamia contributed significantly by working on siRNAs and their applications in finding In Vitro-In Vivo Correlation (IVIVC). Looking ahead, Tamia has set her sights on a promising career in law. She aspires to specialize in Intellectual Property Law, with a particular focus on serving as in-house counsel for leading medical device or pharmaceutical companies. Her enthusiasm for this role is palpable as she prepares to embark on her legal journey! She is also a proud member of the Omicron Phi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., PEER Mentor for Clemson PEER/WiSE, and currently serves as the President of Clemson Bioengineering Organization (CBO). With her unique blend of scientific knowledge and legal interests, Tamia is poised to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare and life sciences industries.