ChaTech Recognizes Emerging Tech Companies with Early Innovator Award

ChaTech Recognizes Emerging Tech Companies with Early Innovator Award

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee October 23, 2019 – ChaTech, the Chattanooga Technology Council, presented the Early Innovator Award (EIA) to two companies, EirSystems and eLabs Repair, at the Spirit of Innovation Celebration on Wednesday, October 23rd.  The award is given annually to an emerging, local, technology-based company with a groundbreaking product, process, software application or other invention.  The innovation must demonstrate the potential for a significant competitive advantage.  The EIA recognizes companies in the greater Chattanooga area that are in the early stages of development.


The two winners of the 2019 award are:

  • EirSystems: awarded for their electronic prescription platform called Prescription. Abuse. Greatly. Reduced. Prescriptions or P.A.G.R. Prescriptions.  Using blockchain technology, it provides a web portal allowing healthcare officials to write prescriptions, track the movement of all prescriptions, and perform medicine reconciliation all in one secure, easy-to-use web interface.  The technology incorporates relevant patient and medication safety information for the prescribers and to assist in identifying and addressing problems such as opioid abuse.
  • eLabsRepairs: awarded for their “eLab Rx” plug-in device and subscription service that enables owners of digital fabrication equipment to diagnose and repair their own equipment on demand using easy-to-follow video and step-by-step instructions that are simple enough for a sixth grade student to use.  eLab Repairs is committed to “Serving Students First” and has provided over 200 service hours repairing digital fabrication equipment throughout the Hamilton County School system.

The finalists for the 2019 award are:

  • Hollywog: nominated for the WiTouch Pro TENS, is a smart phone enabled transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) system that utilizes Bluetooth technology and a custom mobile application.  The system allows users to wirelessly customize and control back pain treatments using a number of different programs.  Significantly, the Witouch Pro TENS provides users with affordable and drug-free relief from back pain.
  • Skytec: nominated for their Unmanned Aerial Mapping Systems.  They prototyped and use a hybrid gas-electric unmanned aerial system (drone).  It is used for remote sensing, laser scanning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies that provide high resolution mapping, images and other data to their clients. Skytec has developed data delivery software for data capture, analysis and information delivery services—all with a commitment to safety, innovation, and achieving their clients’ objectives.

All these companies contribute to the vitality and “buzz” of the technology-oriented entrepreneur community in Chattanooga.  This buzz is the spirit of innovation that the EIA recognizes and celebrates.

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