Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated innovation through the development of new technology or advancing existing technology that has the potential to disrupt traditional industries, create a cleaner planet, and improve the quality of life for people here in North Carolina or around the world.

Daniel Kauffman

Daniel Kauffman Founded in 2017 by Daniel Kauffman, Enpira is a Durham, NC based software company providing utility data solutions to cities, counties, school districts, efficiency programs, and cooperative utilities… Read more


Tony Atti

Tony AttiCo-Founder and CEO, Phononic Since co-founding Phononic in 2008, Tony has led the development and growth of the company, building a powerhouse team with a reputation for innovation in… Read more


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