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The 2011 Most Innovative New Product Awards are nearly sold out! We have hit capacity for table sales and have limited individual seats remaining. Please register soon for the opportunity to attend the event that is to San Diego's technology industry what the Academy Awards are to the movie business. This high profile luncheon will attract nearly 900 of San Diego's business leaders, researchers and capital providers. Of the 140+ companies that vied to be the most innovative new product of the year, 24 have now made it through the rigorous judging process and only eight will walk up to the podium to receive this prestigious honor. On December 9 join us to find out which innovations will be the next to make a worldwide impact!


Action and Sport Technologies
Hydroflex™ for Hydroflex Supercharger
TaylorMade Golf Company, Inc. for R11 Driver
Aerospace and Security Technologies
Geodetics, Inc. for Geo-RelNAV
Langford & Carmichael, Inc. for ScenGen
MicroPower Technologies, Inc. for MPT2500 Rugged-i™
Clean Technology
Genomatica for Process for High-Volume Chemicals from Renewable Feedstocks
Noble Environmental Technologies Corporation for ECOR®
Wildcat Discovery Technologies for 5V Cathode (CM1) and Electrolyte (EM1)
Communications and IT
Ethertronics for Ether™ 1.2.1
Kyocera Communications for Kyocera Echo™
Swarmology, Inc. for Swarmology
Hardware and General Technology
Aculon, Inc. for Aculon AL-X and Aculon H1-X Product Series
LifeProof™ for LifeProof for the iPhone 4
Memjet for Memjet Technologies
Life Sciences - Diagnostics and Research Tools
Biocept for OncoCEE-BR™
Life Technologies™ for Ion Personal Genome Machine (PGM™)
Targeson, Inc. for Visistar VEGFR2
Life Sciences – Medical Products
Hypnoz Therapeutic Devices, Inc. for JED™ Jaw Elevation Device
IOS Technologies, Inc. for IOS FastScan®
Optimer Pharmaceuticals for DIFICID™ (fidaxomicin)
FICO™ for Falcon® Fraud Manager 6 Analytics
SwoopThat, LLC for SwoopThat


DATE: Friday, December 9, 2011

10:00am :: Finalist Exhibit Hall Opens
11:30am :: Awards Presentation and Luncheon

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
10950 North Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, CA 92037
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COST: Individual Seats: $140 members / $160 non-members
Table of Ten: SOLD OUT

QUESTIONS? Please contact Laura Parsons at


Lead Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Barney & Barney

Knobbe Martens



CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies in the San Diego region and is widely regarded as one of the world's most successful organizations linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for commercialization of innovative products in high tech and life sciences. The program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world. Key to our success has been the unique "culture of collaboration" between research organizations, capital sources, professional service providers and the established industries. CONNECT has been recognized by Inc.,Time and Entrepreneur magazines and last year received the 2010 Innovation in Economic Development Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce for creation of Regional Innovation Clusters. CONNECT manages the San Diego Innovation Hub (iHub) designated by the state of California Governor's Office of Economic Development in 2010.

For information on CONNECT or its programs, contact us at (858) 964-1300 or visit