OnLume Surgical is a winner of the 2020 Wisconsin Innovation Award!

Wisconsin Innovation Awards Announce 2020 Winners at Virtual Ceremony

Seventh Annual Event Celebrates Wisconsin’s Most Innovative Products and Services

MADISON, WI (October 14, 2020) – Last night, four winners were honored from ten finalists and almost 400 nominees during the 2020 Wisconsin Innovation Awards which was broadcast live from Milwaukee. The ceremony, emceed by Wisconsin local Denise Thomas, President at The Effective Communication Coach, LLC, recognized the state’s most innovative products and services. The 2020 winners were selected by a panel of 30 expert judges with backgrounds in many business sectors – technology, food, healthcare, agriculture, nonprofits, education, government, and the like – from throughout the state of Wisconsin.

“The Wisconsin Innovation Awards seek to celebrate and inspire innovation, and highlight the creative spirit from the state’s leading public, private and nonprofit sectors,” said Matt Younkle, Co-Founder of the Wisconsin Innovation Awards and Pythonic.AI. “We want to congratulate all finalists and winners from the 2020 Wisconsin Innovation Awards and look forward to encouraging an even greater environment of innovation in the year to come.”

New this year, the event featured a live panel discussion with the winners, and highlighted specific Wisconsin businesses who have responded to the COVID crisis.

The Wisconsin Innovation Awards Ceremony is presented by Alliant Energy, American Family Insurance, and Wipfli. Additional support provided by Exact Sciences, Green Clock, JP Cullen, Neider & Boucher, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Wisconsin Union. Supporting sponsors include First Business Bank, gener8tor, HealthX Ventures, Indeavor, Madison College, Madison Gas & Electric, and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Media support provided by Wisconsin Inno.

The 2020 Wisconsin Innovation Awards Winners:

OnLume Surgical


OnLume provides real time, surgical fluorescence imaging of blood flow, cancer and nerves.


Pinpoint Software helps the grocery and healthcare industry prevent expired inventory and improve operational consistency.

SafeLi, LLC

SafeLi is commercializing a patented material that enables higher performing, safer and faster charging batteries.

People’s Choice: Madison Reading Project
Madison Reading Project is putting free, high-quality, diverse books into the hands of underserved children using their Big Red Reading Bus.


About the Wisconsin Innovation Awards

Led by a steering committee of business, community and entrepreneurial leaders, the WIA hopes to encourage an even greater environment of innovation by bringing innovators together from various business sectors (e.g. tech, food, healthcare, agriculture, nonprofits, education, government), and from throughout the state of Wisconsin.

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