MANCHESTER, NH – There’s still time to enter this year’s Product of the Year competition, sponsored by the New Hampshire High Tech Council. Application deadline is Oct. 5.
New Hampshire-based companies may apply for the chance to win free advice, major product promotion and podium time in front of hundreds of entrepreneurs and tech leaders. Finalists will present their innovations to a live audience at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 12 at the 10th annual Product of the Year event, held this year at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford, NH.
Applications are available at nhhtc.org. Eligibility criteria includes:
- Product submissions must have been released or significantly updated within the past year;
- Products must have been developed in New Hampshire by a company, subsidiary, or division based in New Hampshire. The business may be a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or other legal entity registered to do business in the state of New Hampshire; and
- Product must fall into the category of “high tech” as determined by the Council’s panel of judges particularly selected for this competition.
Past winners include:
2014 — Prosenex, Dynamic Neuroscreening Device (DND)
2013 — Single Digits, Inc., Open Network Exchange
2012 — Therma-HEXX, ThermaPAVER® and ThermaCEILINGTM
2011 — Foss Manufacturing, SpectraShieldTM 9500 Surgical Mask
2010 — Sky-Skan, Definiti 3D 8K
2009 — Holase, Incorporated, UPTMSTM (Ultra Portable Traffic Management System)
2008 — Insight Tech Gear, MTMv2-LCD
2007 — UltraVision, UltraSensor®
2006 — Nanocomp Technologies, Nano Yarn/Nano Felt
In mid-October, up to five finalists will be selected and awarded with Product of the Year Judges’ Awards. The Judges’ Award winners will then present their products in a trade show format at the Product of the Year event that includes a seven-minute presentation to a live audience of 250+ attendees.
As one of the major business events in New Hampshire, Product of the Year offers finalists and winners significant visibility through the judging process and product demonstrations, both at the event and in overall promotions. Past Product of the Year award winners include Prosenex, Nanocomp Technologies, UltraVision, Insight Tech Gear, Holase Incorporated, Sky-Skan, Foss Manufacturing, Therma-HEXX, and Single Digits. Winners will also be featured in a display at the I-93 South Welcome Center in Hooksett.
To register to attend the Poduct of the Year event on November 12, please visit nhhtc.org.
Sponsors for the Awards event are: Autodesk; BerryDunn; Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson; Colliers International; Cross Insurance; Dunn Rush & Co., Dyn; Eversource, FairPoint Communications; Hanover Insurance; TD Bank; NH Business Review, and Single Digits.
About the NH High Tech Council
The NH High Tech Council engages, connects, and supports member companies throughout New Hampshire. As the largest member-driven technology association in the state, the Council supports research, innovation, and economic and workforce development efforts that have helped New Hampshire become a national leader in entrepreneurship and business. For more information, visit NHHTC.org.
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