NH High Tech Council names 5 finalists for product of the yearBy DOUG ALDEN
New Hampshire Union Leader
September 25. 2018 11:00AM
MANCHESTER - The New Hampshire High Tech Council on Monday named five companies as finalists for the annual Product of the Year competition.
The companies are B2W Software of Portsmouth, DoseOptics, LLC of Lebanon, Measured Air Performance of Manchester, Pak Solutions of Lancaster and Merrimack-based Waypoint Robotics Inc.
A panel of judges selected the companies, which will each make a seven-minute pitch for product of the year on Oct. 10 at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford.
“We never cease to be impressed by the diversity of the companies that apply to Product of the Year,” said Lisa King, chair of the POY committee and member of the Council's board of directors. “New Hampshire continues to prove itself as an environment that supports innovation and helps companies flourish. Entrepreneurship is at the heart of the New Hampshire spirit and all of this year's applicants demonstrate this dedication to innovation and perseverance.”
This is the 13th annual POY competition, which offers entrepreneurs and inventors significant visibility and experience throughout the process. The prizes include a high-profile display at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester for the winning company.
B2W, which creates software designed to optimize performance for heavy construction companies, is a finalist for the second time in three years. This year's entry is called the ONE Platform, which includes B2W Schedule, B2W Estimate, B2W Track, B2W Maintain and B2W Inform.
The ONE Platform is a single operational data a single operational database that the company says has eliminated errors, lag time, redundant data entry and synching issues that occur when using multiple solutions.
DoseOptics is a finalist with C-Dose, an imaging system that tracks radiation therapy as it happens on the patient, providing real-time video rate visualization. A Dartmouth College-born startup, DoseOptics was founded in 2015 with a mission to improve the safety and accuracy of radiation therapy.
Measured Air Performance is a finalist with its SmartStack, which monitors the cleanliness of lab exhaust air and adjusts the associated high plume fans accordingly, helping the company save on energy costs.
Pak Solutions, a flexible packaging manufacturer that specializes in innovative designs and solutions, is a finalist with a scented e-Commerce mailer, which contains a fragrance that releases with the bag is opened. Clients can adjust the level of scent to their own specifications.
Waypoint Robotics is a finalist with the Vector, an industrial strength autonomous robot for laboratory or factory use. Waypoint Robotics was accepted in February as one of 12 companies to take part in the fourth round of Accelerate NH, an aggressive startup program designed to support, nurture and fund early stage startups.
The winner will be decided on Oct. 10, when each finalist will demonstrate the featured product and make a seven-minute pitch to the judges and audience. Judges' votes count for 50 percent of the final tabulation and votes from members of the audience will comprise the other 50 percent.