On December 12, 2019, the East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) announced the Finalists for their 8th Annual East Bay Innovation Awards. Among the finalists are two Fremont-based organizations: battery technology company Enovix in the category of Engineering and Ohlone College in the category of Education for their new Smart Manufacturing curriculum. Awardees will be announced at the awards ceremony on March 26, 2020 at the historic Fox Theater in Oakland. More than 200 East Bay companies and organizations were nominated, showcasing the best examples of innovation in product development, services, and processes. This robust list was reviewed by subject matter experts and narrowed down to 14 finalists in ten competitive categories. Nominees from across Alameda and Contra Costa counties will be highlighted at the awards ceremony on March 26, 2020 and Awardees will be revealed that evening.