MANCHESTER — Free advice, major product promotion, and podium time in front of hundreds of entrepreneurs and tech leaders are the lures the New Hampshire High Technology Council hopes will attract organizations to compete for the state’s 2013 Product of the Year.
Finalists and an overall winner will present their innovations to a live audience Nov. 12 at the eighth annual POY event, held again this year at the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center in Bedford.
Applications can be downloaded from the council’s website at NHHTC.org. Deadline is Sept. 26.
In mid-October, up to five finalists will be selected and awarded with POY Judges Awards. The Judges Award winners will then present their products in a trade show format at the POY event that includes a seven-minute presentation to a live audience of roughly 300 people.
Companies that have won in the past are Nanocomp Technologies, UltraVision, Insight Tech Gear, Holase Incorporated, Sky-Skan, Foss Manufacturing and Therma-HEXX. The trophy and the finalist’s winning product will be on display at the Greater Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.