Tucson firm among 6 innovation grant winners

2013-12-20T00:00:00Z Tucson firm among 6 innovation grant winnersBy Peter Corbett The Arizona Republic Arizona Daily Star
December 20, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Five innovative software companies and a bio-life sciences firm have each been awarded $250,000 grants to advance their development.

The Arizona Commerce Authority selected six winners from 180 applicants for its Arizona Innovation Challenge.

“The Arizona Innovation Challenge has established a platform for entrepreneurs to amplify their success and gain commercial traction in the marketplace,” said Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority president and CEO.

The AIC winners are:

  • Clear Demand, a Scottsdale-based company that developed software to manage and set optimal pricing and promotions for retailers.
  • Contatta, a Scottsdale company with a cloud-based software that streamlines communications on different platforms and devices.
  • Deliver-It, a Phoenix-based company that developed a delivery-management platform to allow retailers to provide delivery services to their customers.
  • Photon Medical Communications, a Phoenix company that developed a communications technology to provide medical records and patient imaging to doctors on their mobile devices.
  • Recoleta Digital Media
  • , a Tucson-based company that created a digital platform for providing individualized grocery coupons.
  • Yolia Health of Peoria developed a non-invasive eye treatment for presbyopia, an age-related condition that makes it difficult to read or do close-up tasks
  • without corrective lenses
  • .

The Arizona Innovation Challenge has assisted 24 grant winners since 2012 out of 651 companies that have participated.

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