07 Dec Novita Nutrition honored with Incubator Company of the Year Award
BROOKINGS, S.D. – December 7, 2016 – The Incubator Company of the Year Award was presented to Novita Nutrition last Thursday evening as part of the annual Innovation Celebration at the Brookings Innovation Center. Novita proudly accepted the first annual award for displaying leadership, creating jobs, promoting economic growth in the community and state of South Dakota, and developing an innovative product.
“We’re honored to receive this award and are excited to be very close to full operation and positively impacting the community,” said Don Endres, CEO of Novita Nutrition. “We’re thankful for the support from resources in the city, county and state that make it possible for entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses here.”
The combined staff, including the production facility at Novita Aurora and the staff at the Innovation Center in Brookings, have brought nearly 50 new full-time jobs. Through an innovative patented production process, Novita, produces two branded products, including NovaMeal®, a highly digestible protein for the dairy market and NovaOil®, a renewable oil used in the production of fuels and animal feed.
“Providing a place for innovative technologies to grow and succeed is what the Research Park at SDSU is all about,” said Dwaine Chapel, Executive Director of the Research Park at SDSU. “Using knowledge generated in a collaborative setting as a catalyst for economic development, and in a very real sense, transforming people’s lives by moving cutting-edge innovations out of the labs and into the marketplace.”
About the Brookings Innovation Center:
The Brookings Innovation Center, a business incubator located in the Research Park at SDSU, is home to startup companies and established entrepreneurs. There are currently 34 companies located in the Brookings Innovation Center.
Novita Nutrition, is an animal nutrition company founded by a veteran group of entrepreneurs in South Dakota. Through the use of its patented process, Novita produces two branded products, including NovaMealTM, a highly digestible protein and NovaOilTM, a renewable oil used in animal feed.
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|Brookings Innovation Center
Melissa Werner, Director of Operations
Jill Kosbau, Director of Marketing