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Meet the 2012 Winners

Heliotrope Technologies

Congratulations to Heliotrope Technologies on earning top honors at the NOVA Innovation Competition 2012. The results were announced on November 15, 2012 after the final speed-dating round held at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco.

The runners-up were second-place winner PlanGrid and third-place winner SmarterShade.



Heliotrope Technologies was awarded the top cash prize of $50,000 (about €38,000), while PlanGrid and SmarterShade won $25,000 (about €19,000) and $10,000 (about €7,700), respectively. The bigger prize for all NOVA Innovation Competition contestants is the opportunity to partner with Saint-Gobain's NOVA External Venturing organization in exploring potential joint development, licensing or other collaboration agreements.

"This year's NOVA Innovation Competition attracted our largest and most innovative field of contestants yet," said Rakesh Kapoor, director of NOVA External Venturing and the Northboro R&D Center (Saint-Gobain's largest R&D Center in North America). "We congratulate Heliotrope Technologies, PlanGrid and SmarterShade on their winning presentations, and we look forward to forging long-lasting relationships with any NOVA Competition participant whose innovation and entrepreneurial drive aligns well with Saint-Gobain's market objectives."


Runners Up



1st Runner Up: PlanGrid



2nd Runner Up: SmarterShade

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