September 15, 2015

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Lisa Doerner



Digital Rochester Announces 2015 GREAT Awards Winners
Rochester, N.Y. - Digital Rochester announced the award winners for the fifth annual GREAT Awards at a dinner at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Nominations were received in eight different award categories and eventually narrowed to 24 finalists, from which a panel of judges selected one award winner per category.

2015 Award Winners:

Communication Technology Award: OnCell
For a Do-It-Yourself app builder that allows users to create unique educational mobile tour apps.
Going Green Award: ClearCove Systems
For their disruptive technology solution, the "Harvester," which harvests organics from wastewater to increase energy production and produce cleaner water than conventional treatment processes.
Healthcare Technology Award: RIT MAGIC/ACT e-NABLE Lab
For establishing a global network of volunteers using 3D printers to design, fabricate, and disseminate prosthetic hands for children and others who are missing fingers - for free.
Technology Services Award: NovaSterilis, Inc.
For developing an innovative process and user-friendly, automated technology to achieve an industry level of sterilization on products that could not previously be sterilized, providing safer products for surgical implantation.
Optics, Photonics & Imaging Award: Carestream NDT
For launching the HPX-PRO Portable CR System, which allows manufacturers to inspect the integrity of critical components without causing physical damage to the parts in remote field imaging.
Student Achievement Award: Morgan Sinko and Team, NullSpace VR
For developing the first low-cost virtual reality system. Their wearable technology allows the user to feel the surface and impacts of a virtual environment.
Visionary Leadership Award: Adam Bates, Paychex
For implementing a "mobile first" and "user first" approach within his team to create usable applications and provide cohesive and consistent experiences across Paychex services.
Rising Star Award: Greenlight Networks
For being the first internet service provider to provide gigabit internet speed in Rochester to residential and small business customers via a fiber optic network.
The GREAT Awards program recognizes and celebrates technological achievement in the Greater Rochester community by highlighting the organizations and individuals that show leadership and innovation in the field of technology.



About Digital Rochester: 

Digital Rochester was founded in 2000 and is made up of professionals and companies working together to strengthen the Greater Rochester Area's technology business community. DR events and community services include a wide array of educational and networking activities designed to support the growth and success of the Rochester business community. 


In 2010, the organization grew with the inclusion of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) and eBusiness Association (eBA). In 2012, DR entered into a strategic alliance with Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE). This alliance enhances DR's ability to support the Greater Rochester Region's business community.

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