Five Corridor businesses win Prometheus Awards honors

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) crowned five winners with ties to the Corridor for its 2022 Prometheus Awards ceremony at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines Nov. 3.

The annual awards show highlights innovators and leaders from technology, business, education and governmental organizations to celebrate achievements in technology.

In the Corridor, Iowa City-based S5G Therapeutics Inc. won Startup Technology Company of the Year, Solon-based SwineTech won Agtech & BioTech Company of the Year, UnityPoint Health won Creative Technology Solution of the Year, Coralville-based ProCircular won Small/Medium Iowa Technology Company of the Year, and General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) won Principal Large Technology Company of the Year.

A special designation was given to five computer science educators in the state, who were awarded $2,000 each and named Computer Science Educators of the Year. One winner was Dominic Audia with the Iowa City Community School District.

“The future of Iowa technology begins in the classroom, and we are so happy to honor these amazing educators that work tirelessly to equip the next generation with future-ready skills and prepare them for successful careers,” said Brian Waller, president of TAI, in a statement.

S5G Therapeutics was honored for creating a pharmaceutical compound, a water-soluble formulation of the active form of coQ10, ubiquinol.

SwineTech helps pork producers ensure transparent, individualized care for pigs. They help producers navigate operational challenges through its swine management platform, PigFlow.

UnityPoint Health is a network of hospitals through Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin that helps coordinate care during each step of a patient’s journey.

ProCircular is a cybersecurity consuting company with a national footprint in helping clients address cyber threats.

GDIT is an IT service management company that helps civilian, defense, homeland security and intelligence agencies adapt to adversity with technological advancements.

More Corridor representatives were honored as finalists in September.