Solatube SkyVault Series Selected as Finalist in the 2014 Most Innovative New Product Awards

Solatube International Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of tubular daylighting devices, announced that its Solatube SkyVault Series has been selected as a finalist in the Sustainability category for the 2014 Most Innovative New Product Awards (MIP), sponsored by CONNECT. CONNECT, a regional program that catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego County, continues its 27-year tradition of honoring San Diego’s leaders of innovation and groundbreaking new products with the annual award.

“We are elated to have the Solatube SkyVault Series named as a finalist in this prestigious awards program,” said Robert E. Westfall, president of Solatube International. “Our company has a passion for creating innovative products, and it’s extremely fulfilling to be recognized as one of the best in our category.”

Featuring advanced optics and progressive engineering, the SkyVault Series is the first high output daylighting system that allows building designers to precisely control the placement of natural light in large volume spaces. Using modular components, designers can choose whether to spread light evenly, enhance light capture, control focus, or combine these effects to meet the specific needs of any commercial project.

The CONNECT Most Innovative New Product Awards ceremony, to be held at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine on December 4, will honor product innovation in the following 8 categories: Aerospace & Security Technologies, Communications & IT, Diagnostics & Research Tools, Mobile Apps, Pharmaceutical Drugs & Medical Devices, Software, Sport & Active Lifestyle Technologies and Sustainability.

“For 27 years CONNECT has been hosting the Most Innovative Products awards and each year the entrants just keep getting better – this is one of the most competitive fields we’ve seen for MIP yet, “ said Greg McKee, CEO of CONNECT. “Annually, through the MIP awards, CONNECT proudly presents to the community the innovations and ground-breaking products being developed in San Diego.”

The 2014 Most Innovative New Product Awards received generous support from lead sponsors Ardea Biosciences and Cubic, as well as supporting sponsors including Barney & Barney, Cox, CBRE, D&K Engineering, Kaiser Permanente, Knobbe Martens, Merck, Nextivity, Pfizer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procopio, Qualcomm and San Diego State University.

For the complete list of winners and other information please visit the Most Innovative New Product Awards website.

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