NuCurrent Named a Finalist for Two 2018 ITA CityLIGHTS Awards


The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) has named NuCurrent a finalist for two 2018 ITA CityLIGHTS Awards. NuCurrent is a finalist for the Industry Disrupter Award and CEO and co-founder Jacob Babcock is a finalist for the CEO of the Year Award. Now in its 19th year, the ITA CityLIGHTS Awards is the premier annual event elevating and honoring achievements from the local tech community. Winners of the awards will be announced at a gala event on September 13 at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago.

The Industry Disrupter Award is presented to the company that has developed or introduced an ingenious, non-traditional, and innovative product or service that has significantly disrupted its industry. The CEO of the Year Award is presented to a CEO who has successfully scaled their company through outstanding leadership, ability to attract and retain talented resources, financial accomplishments and the implementation of strategic growth opportunities.

All award finalists are selected by a panel of accomplished judges representing a Who’s Who in Illinois technology. The public can contribute to the selection of this year’s winners by voting from August 6-17 at http://www.itacitylights.com/voting. Winners will be determined by a composite judges scores and public voting in all categories except the Industry Champion, which is determined solely by the ITA Board of Directors.

“This year’s finalists showcase the best of the best within the Chicago tech ecosystem,” said Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA. “Our judges did an outstanding job selecting leaders and companies that exemplify the heart and soul of our community – hardworking, pragmatic businesses that are driving the industry forward and creating a lasting impact on the future of Chicago.”

“I’m extremely honored to be named a finalist alongside this group of outstanding leaders and have NuCurrent recognized again by the ITA as one of the top industry disrupters driving growth in the technology industry,” said Babcock. “Since 2009, we’ve been developing breakthrough wireless charging technologies and delivering wireless power systems to engineers and product managers looking to build advanced wireless charging capabilities into their products. Today’s ITA recognition is more validation that NuCurrent continues to be at the forefront of innovation, working on the toughest challenges in wireless power, and helping product teams bring products with superior wireless charging performance to market quickly.”

NuCurrent was recently named a 2018 IoT Global Awards Finalist (Connected Consumer and Smart Home, and Connected Health or Wearable Tech), 2017 IoT Breakthrough Awards winner (Machine-to-Machine Embedded Hardware Company of the Year) for the second consecutive year, a 2017 FLEXI Award winner (Product Innovation Award), and a 2017 Fourth Revolution Awards Finalist (Product Design of the Year). The wireless power company was also named a 2017 Timmy Awards Finalist (Best Technology Work Culture), 2017 Chicago Innovation Awards Finalist, and a Chicago Inno 2016 50 on Fire winner. NuCurrent was also named No. 1 on the 2015 Crain’s Chicago Business Eureka Index with the highest per-capita patent output of any company in Illinois. The company was also listed in the top 10 percent overall in patent quality score, which considers the uniqueness of the invention covered by a patent and other important factors.

To view the 2018 ITA CityLIGHTS Awards finalists or cast your vote for the category winners, visit http://www.itacitylights.combetween August 6-17.