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CajunCodeFest garners Innov8 education award

UL Lafayette’s inaugural health care coding competition received an Innov8 2013 Award in the education category.

Four awards were presented Monday night at the Acadiana Center for the Arts as part of Innov8 Lafayette, an eight-day festival that showcases Lafayette’s entrepreneurial culture and economic viability.

Innov8 is an initiative of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. It began April 19 and continues through Friday.

Awards were given for the top innovations in Acadiana in four categories: nonprofit, business, education and medical.

The awards ceremony featured a short video presentation about the projects of each group.

Displays by the honorees were available for viewing before and after the ceremony in the lobby of the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

Winners of the Innov8 2013 Awards include:

• Nonprofit: Evangeline Area Boy Scouts for the Atchafalaya High Adventure Swamp Base project. The scouts will convert several acres of Atchafalaya Basin into an adventure base.

• Business: McBraun Industries for the BluDri Product Line. The home solution product absorbs residual moisture in washing machines.

• Education: UL Lafayette Center for Business Information and Technologies for Cajun Code Fest at Innov8 2012. The two-day competition focuses on transforming data into health care solutions.

• Medical: Lafayette General Medical Center for the Telemedicine Clinic at Stuller, Inc.
The first telemedicine clinic in Acadiana was established in May 2012 at Stuller Inc.


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