East Bay Innovation Awards

What is it?

The East Bay Innovation Awards celebrates the cutting-edge innovators in business that make the East Bay one of the preeminent regions of innovation in the nation.

The East Bay Economic Development Alliance along with the San Francisco Business Times celebrate and award companies that most contribute to the East Bay's culture of innovation. The Awards will produce a prestigious cohort of award recipients each year and will also make a special effort to recognize the up-and-coming innovators who will have opportunities to be leaders in the East Bay in future years.

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Congratulations to the Honorees for the 2016 Innovation Awards!

Catalyst of the Year Award
Delta Diablo (Western Recycled Water Coalition) - Antioch, CA
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (CalCharge) - Berkeley, CA

Advanced Manufacturing
Emerald Packaging - Union City, CA
Inland Metal Technologies - Hayward, CA

Clean Tech
Finelite - Union City, CA
Motiv Power Systems - Hayward, CA

Hack the Hood - Oakland, CA
The Bread Project - Berkeley, CA

Engineering and Design
Energy Recovery - San Leandro, CA
Sila Nanotechnologies - Alameda, CA

CORE Foods - Oakland, CA
OCHO Candy - Oakland, CA

Information and/or Communications Technology
CallidusCloud - Dublin, CA
Clef - Oakland, CA

Life Sciences
Caribou Biosciences - Berkeley, CA
Ekso Bionics - Richmond, CA

The University of California, Berkeley is the 2016 Legacy Award Honoree!



See the 2016 winners in these videos:

2015 Innovation Awards   The Clorox Company Legacy Award