Central Coast Innovation Awards publication and event recognizes ground-breaking businesses in the region

Staff report

Thursday, March 3, 2022

The Pacific Coast Business Times is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Central Coast Innovation Award. The section, now in its seventh year, was published with the February 25 print edition and can be viewed online here.

The special report highlights five companies and individuals who are pushing the boundaries of their work, and also features 28 start-ups in the annual Startup Village section.

To honor the Startup Village winners and participants, Pacific Coast Business Times is hosting an event in conjunction with UC Santa Barbara’s Office of Technology and Industry Alliances on March 24 at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Goleta. The Startup Village will be open from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Innovation Awards program from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For tickets, please click here.

The 2022 Central Coast Innovation Award winners are:

Spirit of innovation: James Rogers, co-founder and CEO of Apeel Sciences at Goleta

Innovative Company, Life Sciences: Meissner filtration at Camarillo

Innovative Company, Biotech: Atara Biotherapeutics in Thousand Oaks

Emerging Innovator: Pashion shoes in San Luis Obispo

Emerging Innovator: Ground gorilla in San Luis Obispo

Jacob L. Thornton