2012 Vogt Awards Announced
The winners of the 2012 Vogt Awards were announced Tuesday, April 24 at the Henry Vogt Building of the University of Louisvile's J.B. Speed School of Engineering. The following local companies were selected as this year's winners:
• Ikotech, a New Albany, IN-based company in the bio-technology field, specializes in high-speed magnetic cell-sorting systems for use in life science applications. Award amount: $20,000.
• Ucloser, based in Louisville, provides a business-oriented software platform as well as management services to help facilitate and simplify real estate transactions. Award amount: $21,000.
• MobileMedTek, a Crestwood, KY-based company, focuses on mobilizing medical technologies that consolidate certain medical tests into one single unit. Award amount: $125,000.
Twenty individuals will also receive funding to attend the Kauffman FastTrac Ventures program, another $17,900 in awards.
The Vogt Invention and Innovation Awards help local inventors and innovators develop their products and ideas into businesses. The awards are made possible by a $5 million endowment created in 1999 at the Community Foundation of Louisville by the late Henry Vogt Heuser. It memorializes the Vogt tradition of innovation in Louisville and gives selected recipients the recognition and financial support they need to commercialize their product.