Apr 29, 2014 4:44 PM by Dave Fields

Acadiana businesses and organizations honored with 2014 Innov8 Awards

Three Acadiana companies and two non-profit organizations were recognized Tuesday for their top innovations of the year as recipients of the 2014 INNOV8 Award.

Honored recipients and their respective innovations were:

C&C Technologies - Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Project
C&C Technologies pioneered the world's first commercially operated deepwater Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for oil & gas exploration.
HJ Adams / HIT Fitness
HIT Fitness focuses on functional movements based on agility, balance and core stability using unconventional and innovative training tools. A class unlike any other - HIT Fitness pushes clients to exceed their limitations and achieve goals - in only 45 minutes.
R3 Sciences
Researchers in Lafayette, Louisiana, with R3 Sciences, a division of Enersciences Holdings, LLC, have successfully produced commercial grade methanol in a continuous flow pilot system using a new, novel liquid, homogenous catalytic process.


Acadiana Symphony Association - "Do-Re-ME!"
Do-Re-ME! (DRM) is a music-based, early language and literacy development program provided this year to preschoolers aged four to five years old at Truman Montessori Elementary in Lafayette Parish. The program uses music and movement to instill early language and literacy concepts in a fun and accessible way.


United Way of Acadiana - "The Leader In Me"
Based on Stephen Covey's the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, "The Leader in Me" is a school-wide process that transforms the culture of the school and instills students with the key skills that businesses and educators identified as a vital for success in the 21st century.

At the luncheon, author Steven Johnson delivered a keynote address that touted innovative spirit and aimed to inspire new innovations.



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