Sopogy » Innovation /blog Sopogy News, Awards, Updates and Press Releases Tue, 19 Mar 2013 07:58:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Inc. Magazine: Incubation Nation – Where Great Ideas Are Born – Sopogy of Hawai /blog/2010/05/26/incubation-nation-where-great-ideas-are-born/ /blog/2010/05/26/incubation-nation-where-great-ideas-are-born/#comments Wed, 26 May 2010 20:34:37 +0000 admin /blog/?p=600 Spun out of university research labs or started by local entrepreneurs trying to supercharge their hometowns, business incubators are everywhere. This map puts the spotlight on 20 initiatives.

Hawaii is leveraging its most abundant resources — sun and sea. The 45 tenants at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority are developing applications in aquaculture, renewable energy, and marine biotechnology. Who gets in:Innovative start-ups nationwide.Breakout company: Sopogy has raised nearly $20 million for development of its micro-solar panels.

Incubation Nation: Where Great Ideas Are Born - Kona, Hawaii

Incubation Nation: Where Great Ideas Are Born

Click map to see the original, interactive version

Source: Inc.

/blog/2010/05/26/incubation-nation-where-great-ideas-are-born/feed/ 0
Sopogy receives Innovation Award by Governor of Hawaii /blog/2008/09/23/sopogy-receives-innovation-award-by-governor-of-hawaii/ /blog/2008/09/23/sopogy-receives-innovation-award-by-governor-of-hawaii/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2008 06:27:12 +0000 admin /blog/?p=100 Governor's Innovation Award

Governor Lingle Presents Innovation Award to SopogyHONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today recognized three recipients of the Governor’s Innovation Awards for their ingenuity and commitment to developing creative ways to improve Hawai‘i and help the state meet the challenges of the 21st century.

“Our most recent Innovation Award winners are outstanding examples of the ingenuity and innovation of Hawai‘i residents, businesses and government agencies,” said Governor Lingle.  “They are applying creative ideas and developing new technologies that will transform our economy away from an over-reliance on land development and position Hawai‘i to compete successfully in the global, 21st century marketplace.”

Sopogy is awarded Governor's Innovation Award

Sopogy, Inc. develops and manufactures renewable energy technology systems, including innovative and affordable solar collectors.  The technology developed by Sopogy can provide the co-generation of electricity, process heat and solar air conditioning from one hybrid system with cost-effective energy storage and power delivery.

“Sopogy, Inc. has accomplished much to advance alternative energy, addressing the important needs of our state and its people” stated Governor Linda Lingle.

“The convergence of Renewable Energy and Innovation is an exciting area where the State of Hawaii has established a leadership position and Sopogy is proud to receive this honor” said Darren T. Kimura, President and CEO.

The Governor’s Innovation Award nominees were evaluated by a 15-member selection panel comprised of industry, education and government representatives statewide.  Nominations were submitted online and were judged on creativity; effectiveness in achieving a goal or purpose; transferability and adoptability by others; and significance in addressing an important local or global issue, problem or opportunity.  The selection committee provided final recommended nominations to Governor Lingle for her selection.

/blog/2008/09/23/sopogy-receives-innovation-award-by-governor-of-hawaii/feed/ 0