This is CEG’s 22nd year hosting the awards. The Annual Technology Awards celebrate and honor the Capital Region’s most innovative and inspiring companies and individuals whose pioneering and entrepreneurial successes are bettering our communities by strengthening our workforce and creating new jobs and opportunities. Each year, we give out between 5-7 awards. The winners are selected by our awards committee, comprised of local technologists, business leaders and entrepreneurs. Awards are given for “Economic Winners”, “Lift-Off” (start-up company), “Start-up Star”, “Technology Innovation”, “Technology Trailblazer”, “Jeffrey A. Lawrence Lifetime Contributor Award” and if applicable a “Judge’s Choice”. The event itself is a combination of awards ceremony with keynote speaker and individual recognition of the honorees followed by a networking reception/celebration.
KIRSH Helmets won the 2018 Technology Innovation Award. This award is given to a company that has developed new innovative technology that has significant impact on the company’s market/industry and the region. It has the potential to revolutionize an industry or way of life, and has distinct, game-changing advantages over alternatives.
About the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) and the Awards
- The Center for Economic Growth is the professional economic and business development engine serving as the primary point of contact for businesses interested in growing in or moving to New York’s Capital Region. We are a non-profit, investment-based organization with approximately 250 investors and partners from multiple industries among the private sector, academia, government, and non-profit sectors.
- CEG is committed to promoting the Capital Region and Tech Valley as a thriving center for innovation and accelerated business growth. We support regional economic development efforts through the sponsoring and marketing of the Capital Region as the place to investment and create jobs, and work to attract high-tech industry. We also work with local technology companies and manufacturers to help them grow their businesses and become globally competitive. Part of this effort includes assisting startups with developing business plans in order to incorporate, secure venture funding and speedily launch with less risk.