Both OSC and Platform Lab have been nominated for Columbus Technology Council's 2003 Top Contributors to the Advancement of Technology (Top CAT) Awards.
This annual awards program recognizes and honors individuals, teams, corporations, and partnerships based on their technological and/or scientific significance, economic impact, and benefits to society in helping to build a strong technological community in Central Ohio.
OSC is nominated for Enterprise of the Year for illustrating overall excellence in technology or services including business success, contribution to the community, innovation through technology, bringing positive attention to Central Ohio and financial strategies.
Platform Lab is nominated for Outstanding Start-Up Business for 2003. It is nominated as an entity started within the last five years that exhibits the criteria of innovativeness, perceived potential, speed to goal/market, and enhancements and benefits to technology and business. This marks the second consecutive nomination for Platform Lab.
Awards are given in the following categories:
- Outstanding Woman in Technology
- Outstanding Educator Advancing Technology
- Small Business Executive of the Year
- Large Business Executive of the Year
- Outstanding Small Business Technology Team
- Outstanding Large Business Technology Team
- Enterprise of the Year
- Outstanding Start-Up Business
- Product or Service of the Year
- Inventor of the Year
The Top CAT awards ceremony will take place on January 22, 2004 at the Easton Hilton. More information is available at www.ctctopcat.org.