General Tech ’11 – Southern Utah

The 2011 Southern Utah “General Tech” Concept to Company Contest was the ninth C2C competition and was a great success. It took place from February to May 2011. The focus of the contest was on innovations that involve general technology at the core of their process.

Over 50 well-qualified applicants applied to the contest and of those, seven finalists were chosen. The finalists presented their ideas to a panel of judges on May 13th at Dixie State College in St. George, Utah. At the conclusion of the judging, three winners were chosen and prizes awarded.

The RotoBit, by Newman Technology, is a drill bit that allows drill rig operators to rotate individual cutter surfaces while the bit is thousands of feet down hole. This eliminates the need for retracting a bit in order to replace broken or worn cutters. It will save the oil/gas drilling industry millions of dollars on drill bits and save thousands of hours.
cumulus-100Cumulus has developed a cloud based document management system that’s designed to easily scale up or down to customer size and budget. It allows home users or large businesses to store, sort, harvest, index and aggregate analog data in an intuitive & useful way.

Quantum Ingenuities-100The LT Master by Quantum Ingenuities accurately and simultaneously tests each of the circuits in connected trailer and truck wiring. It’s unique processor can detect problems such as loose connections or mis-routed wiring from semi-trucks to personal trailers.

What They Won


Cash (Anonymous Donor): $10,000 Grand Prize; $5K Each Runner-Up

Consulting Services (USTAR): $5K Grand Prize; $2500 Each Runner-Up

IP Legal Services (Duram Jones & Pinegar): $2500K Grand Prize; $1250 Each Runner-Up

Web Services (OverActDev): $5K Grand Prize; $2500 Each Runner-Up

Financial Services (Savage Esplin & Radmall): $3K Grand Prize; $1500 Each Runner-Up