Orange County Tech Alliance High-Tech Innovation Awards Nominations Deadline Is May 29, 2015

Annual Award Honors Innovation and Imagination From OC's Technology Community

Irvine, California, UNITED STATES

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2015) - The Orange County Tech Alliance, a non-profit trade association dedicated to fostering growth and innovation in Orange County-based high technology companies and the businesses which support them, today announced that deadline for nominations for the organization's 22nd Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards will close on May 29, 2015. The High-Tech Innovation Awards has recognized more than 450 innovators, technology executives, and outstanding technology companies all based in Orange County.

Additionally, the deadline for submitting a Project Tomorrow High-Tech Innovation Award for Orange County's K-12 education community is May 15, 2015. This category recognizes outstanding schools, teachers, and high school students for their innovative uses of science, math and technology in the classroom and community.

Nominations can be submitted online at:

The categories for outstanding innovation leadership and culture include:

  • Outstanding CEO in Technology
    • Publicly held companies
    • Privately held companies
  • Outstanding Technology Company
    • Publicly held
    • Privately held 

The categories for outstanding product and service innovation include:

  • Mobile & Wearable Technology (Devices and software including tablets, smart phones, watches, glasses, apps, games, accessories)
  • Consumer Devices & Software (Technology devices and software for use in home, vehicle, gaming & entertainment, health & fitness, home security)
  • Cloud /SaaS/ Web Platform Solutions (Web delivered applications and infrastructure for enterprise and consumer use)
  • Enterprise Software (Applications software and tools licensed to enterprise customers for "on premises" use)
  • Enterprise Hardware & Devices (Systems and devices for enterprise use such as telecommunications, networking, servers, storage, 2D/3D printers & scanners)
  • Semiconductors ( OEM component RF, analog and digital devices and IP cores including SOCs and embedded systems delivered in an OEM format)
  • CyberSecurity (Devices, Software, Services including SEIM for Cyber Security applications including authentication, privacy and confidentiality, data loss protection, and system integrity management)
  • CleanTech/Green Tech (Energy, recyclable and resource conserving and reclamation devices, materials and processes including batteries and fuel cells, environmental management software for industrial and consumer use and related services)
  • Medical Technology(Clinical grade systems, devices and software for healthcare providers).

For Outstanding innovation in K-12 Education the categories are:

  • Innovative Schoolwide Program
  • High Impact Teacher of the Year
  • Emerging Student Innovator

For information on the education awards, go to:

The finalists in each category will be announced in early July. The awards will be presented during a gala celebration event to be held October 8 at the Westin Hotel in Costa Mesa.

About Orange County Technology Alliance

Orange County Technology Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association committed to fast-forwarding the local innovation economy. It is the only technology association addressing the needs of technology companies of all sizes, from small privately held enterprises to large publicly traded entities, based in Orange County, Calif. The alliance serves members through local networking, professional development, state and federal advocacy, savings on business services and industry recognition. To learn more about OC Tech Alliance, visit or email Follow alliance activities on Twitter at

About Project Tomorrow
Project Tomorrow® is the nation's leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education. We believe that by supporting the innovative uses of science, math and technology resources in our K-12 schools and communities, students will develop the critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills needed to compete and thrive in the 21st century. We approach our mission through national research projects, the development of innovative career exploration projects in schools and communities, online tools and resources for students, teachers and parents, and national and regional advocacy efforts. Learn more at

Contact Information:

Dan Chmielewski
Madison Alexander PR for the OC Tech Alliance