SOURCE: Invented in Utah

Invented in Utah

August 23, 2010 10:45 ET

Invented in Utah Symposium to Take Inventions From Idea to Reality

Annual Symposium to Connect Inventors With Resources and Help Them Bring Inventions to Life

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) - Invented in Utah, a non-profit organization that facilitates a competition focused on helping inventors take their invention from ideas to reality, today announced that the Invented in Utah 2010 Symposium will be August 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Miller Free Enterprise Center: 9750 S. 300 W., Sandy, UT 84070. This event is a part of the Invented in Utah competition that will award the winning inventor tens of thousands of dollars worth of prizes and services.

The symposium will be a full day of events to help inventors and business leaders learn, network and enjoy an environment charged with creativity. The symposium will be made up of a keynote speaker, breakout workshops with qualified experts and a lunch.

Expert speakers will include:

  • Kelly King Anderson, founder and managing director of Startup Princess
  • Grant R. Clayton, patent attorney with Howarth & Cannon, P.C.
  • Glenn Jakins, CEO at Ensign Group Intl.
  • Christopher Mattson, founder and faculty advisor of the Design Exploration Research Group at Brigham Young University
  • Jed Morley, brand strategist and marketing consultant at Outrigger Marketing
  • Dave Morrison, a senior librarian at University of Utah, and Patent and Trademark Depository Library representative from the Marriott Library to the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Kay Ruggles, serial entrepreneur and inventor who has developed designs for numerous products ranging from missiles to furniture
  • Glenn Stewart, entrepreneur in residence at the Miller Business Innovation Center

Those with ideas who wish to participate in the Invented in Utah competition should register their invention ideas at From these submissions, the selection committee will determine the top 20 inventions. The top 20 will then present to the judges and the committee will decide on the top three finalists.

The next event in the Invented in Utah challenge will be the Invented in Utah Awards Luncheon, which will be held October 14, 2010 in Sandy, Utah. The top three finalists will present inventions, and a winner will be crowned by fellow inventors and other attendees at the luncheon.

Sponsors of Invented in Utah 2010 include: Rocketship, Utah CEO Magazine, UVEF, The Utah Small Business Development Center, Prosper, VPI Engineering, Ensign Group International, Utah Machine Shops, SNG PR, ISSIMO, Pulse Interactive Media, PowerStream, CFOwise, Tuscany 3D, Doba, Startup Princess, Capital G Design, Noah's and Miller Business Resource Center at Salt Lake Community College.

About Invented in Utah
Invented in Utah 2010 is a non-profit challenge that educates the inventors of Utah and connects them with the local businesses that serve them ( The primary goal is to promote creativity and innovation in Utah and help people take their inventions from ideas to reality. For more information, please visit

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