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  • TentSquare®

    TentSquare®

    // by TentSquare, Inc.
    TentSquare®

    TentSquare®

    // by TentSquare, Inc.

    TentSquare® is focused on Crowd Powered Entertainment™ promoting talent discovery and engaging its members into a powerful, virtual landscape where their voice and creativity help shape the content created. TentSquare® provides both entertainment industry students and professionals with the first truly democratic, fully interactive, social networking-based creative arts studio.

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  • wet n wild® MAX Volume Plus Mascara

    wet n wild® MAX Volume Plus Mascara

    // by wet n wild®
    wet n wild® MAX Volume Plus Mascara

    wet n wild® MAX Volume Plus Mascara

    // by wet n wild®

    wet n wild® MAX Volume Plus is the first ergonomic mascara that is designed with function, form, and emotion, in mind. Addressing user needs, it creates a positive, emotional response, enhancing the customer experience. Innovation is solved in a classic and timeless package. Shouldn't your beauty routine be an experience?

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  • Seamless Medical Patient Engagement Platform™

    Seamless Medical Patient Engagement Platform™

    // by Seamless Medical Systems Inc.
    Seamless Medical Patient Engagement Platform™

    Seamless Medical Patient Engagement Platform™

    // by Seamless Medical Systems Inc.

    The Seamless Medical Patient Engagement Platform™ brings the medical waiting room into the 21st century by replacing the paper forms patients fill out with an iPad. Practice workflow efficiency is streamlined, costs and waste reduced, data quality enhanced and the patient experience improved. Seamless Medical kills paper and saves trees.

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  • Silk Finish Lipstick

    Silk Finish Lipstick

    // by wet n wild®
    Silk Finish Lipstick

    Silk Finish Lipstick

    // by wet n wild®

    wet n wild® Silk Finish is the first ergonomic lipstick that is designed with function, form, and emotion, in mind. Addressing user needs, it creates a positive, emotional response, enhancing the customer experience. Innovation is solved in a classic and timeless package, making it beautiful and intelligent to experience.

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  • Guess Rigor Voice Command Smartwatch, Powered by Martian™

    Guess Rigor Voice Command Smartwatch, Powered by Martian™

    // by Martian Watches & Guess Watches
    Guess Rigor Voice Command Smartwatch, Powered by Martian (TM)

    Guess Rigor Voice Command Smartwatch, Powered by Martian™

    // by Martian Watches & Guess Watches

    The Guess Rigor Voice Command Smartwatch, Powered by Martian, represents one of the first true marriages of a fashion watch powerhouse and a wireless technology innovator. This new smartwatch collaboration brings intelligent features and functionality to a very popular fashion watch that is now updateable, modern and truly timeless.

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  • Logitech ConferenceCam CC3000e

    Logitech ConferenceCam CC3000e

    // by Logitech
    Logitech ConferenceCam CC3000e

    Logitech ConferenceCam CC3000e

    // by Logitech

    The Logitech ConferenceCam CC3000e is a breakthrough video conferencing solution designed for groups of 6 to 10 and can turn any small or midsize conference room into a video-enabled collaboration room. It includes 1080p HD video, enterprise-quality audio and works with a PC or Mac, offering workers clear, face-to-face communication.

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  • miraclefeet brace

    miraclefeet brace

    // by miraclefeet
    miraclefeet brace

    miraclefeet brace

    // by miraclefeet

    The miraclefeet brace is low-cost, practical, and easy-to-use foot abduction brace for use in the treatment of clubfoot, a leading cause of physical disability worldwide. This brace will make it easier to bring treatment to thousands of children born with clubfoot around the world reducing poverty, suffering and stigma.

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  • iTAnalyzer

    iTAnalyzer

    // by iTAnalyzer
    iTAnalyzer

    iTAnalyzer

    // by iTAnalyzer

    iTAnalyzer brings power back to IT and business executives, letting them make decisions about their tech-driven business without vendor influence. This is the first platform that provides holistic insight on IT health, powers intelligent improvement, and communications in a language that makes sense - from the datacenter to the boardroom.

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  • Products designed for people with Alzheimer's and Dementia and their Caregivers

    Alzheimer's and Dementia Products

    // by The Alzheimers Store
    Products designed for people with Alzheimer's and Dementia and their Caregivers

    Products designed for people with Alzheimer's and Dementia and their Caregivers

    // by The Alzheimers Store

    The Alzheimer's Store is proud to offer a wide range of Alzheimer's therapy products to help patients live longer in a safer home environment. We help ease the pain of confusion, loneliness and loss of a sense of security & frustration that can reduce their quality of life.

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  • High Pressure Processing (HPP) Equipment

    High Pressure Processing (HPP) Equipment

    // by Hiperbaric S.A.
    High Pressure Processing (HPP) Equipment

    High Pressure Processing (HPP) Equipment

    // by Hiperbaric S.A.

    Hiperbaric has developed a new way to naturally extend the shelf life of food with cold pressure as an alternative way to kill bacteria while maintaining the vitamins, nutrients and organoleptic quality of the product.

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  • AgentOne

    AgentOne

    // by iPipeline
    AgentOne

    AgentOne

    // by iPipeline

    AgentOne is the ultimate agent desktop providing immediate, single-sign on access to everything agents need to execute daily business activities from within the most ubiquitous CRM solution on the planet - Salesforce.com. AgentOne provides one-stop access to what an agent needs in Salesforce.com with iPipeline's industry-leading suite of agent tools.

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  • ContextIntelligence™

    ContextIntelligence™

    // by Yottaa
    ContextIntelligence™

    ContextIntelligence™

    // by Yottaa

    ContextIntelligence™ architecture allows enterprises to manage, optimize and secure end user experience in real time without any infrastructure or application changes. ContextIntelligence™ senses a user's location, browser, device, connection and in-page interaction, enabling Yottaa to sequence application delivery and browser rendering to create the most engaging end user experience possible.

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  • Bare® Air-free Baby Bottles

    Bare® Air-free Baby Bottles

    // by Bittylab
    Bare® Air-free Baby Bottles

    Bare® Air-free Baby Bottles

    // by Bittylab

    Bare® Air-free Baby Bottle's unique syringe-like technology feeds baby air-free milk in an upright position to help prevent even the most severe gas and colic. Its Perfe-latch® nipple extends in length during feeding. The tip has multiple different sized orifices allowing baby to control milk flow with suction strength.

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  • Avant Credit Corporation DBA AvantCredit

    Avant Credit Corporation DBA AvantCredit

    // by AvantCredit
    Avant Credit Corporation DBA AvantCredit

    Avant Credit Corporation DBA AvantCredit

    // by AvantCredit

    AvantCredit, what FOX Business calls an "online lending disrupter," uses an entirely online process to provide personal loans to consumers across a spectrum of credit scores. AvantCredit uses a proprietary machine-learning algorithm to accurately price risk and create personalized loan terms for its customers.

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  • Aryaka Content Delivery-as-a-Service

    Aryaka Content Delivery-as-a-Service

    // by Aryaka
    Aryaka Content Delivery-as-a-Service

    Aryaka Content Delivery-as-a-Service

    // by Aryaka

    Aryaka's Content Delivery-as-a-Service is the world's first CDN built for the enterprise. While traditional CDNs are built over the unreliable public Internet, Aryaka's CDN is built on a global private core network and is combined with caching, compression and multi-segment TCP optimization technology to offer unparalleled improvement in performance.

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  • Lucky Iron Fish

    Lucky Iron Fish

    // by Lucky Iron Fish
    Lucky Iron Fish

    Lucky Iron Fish

    // by Lucky Iron Fish

    Lucky Iron Fish™ is a simple, safe, clinical proven innovation that prevents iron deficiency (ID): a condition that affects 3.5 billion people worldwide. ID causes a loss of ~$75 billion a year in global GDP. Easy to use, the fish provides an accessible, culturally sensitive preventive for the condition.

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  • Relationship Science LLC

    Relationship Science LLC

    // by Relationship Science
    Relationship Science LLC

    Relationship Science LLC

    // by Relationship Science

    RelSci gives you the information you need to be successful. Close a deal. Win a client. Raise capital. Get the inside track. Meet new partners. Enter a new market. Achieve a new level of influence. Pinpoint the right board member or executive. Connect to a donor.

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  • necfru

    necfru

    // by Necfru Inc.
    necfru

    necfru

    // by Necfru Inc.

    necfru is a C to C Video Platform. Sell your videos in any way, watch videos in any way. Anyone can sell to the world, anyone can buy from the world. It's an entirely new VOD Platform.

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  • WaterChipTM Platform - Desalination at the Speed of Light™

    WaterChipTM Platform - Desalination at the Speed of Light™

    // by Okeanos Technologies
    WaterChipTM Platform - Desalination at the Speed of Light™

    WaterChip™ Platform - Desalination at the Speed of Light™

    // by Okeanos Technologies

    Okeanos is developing a revolutionary platform for ultra-efficient brine/sea/brackish desalination. Scaled microdesalination with WaterChip™ cartridges is four fold more efficient than the current state-of-the-art and represents a new paradigm for addressing a number of profound environmental, economic, political and human health related problems.

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  • dacadoo

    dacadoo

    // by dacadoo
    dacadoo

    dacadoo

    // by dacadoo

    Users track and benchmark health & well-being with dacadoo in a fun way. It calculates a Health Score which works as an indicator and moves up or down, depending on how body values, emotional wellbeing, and activities change. To motivate users, dacadoo applies gamification & social features and feedback.

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What Our Winners Say

  • "For inno360, the caliber, excellence, and achievement recognized by the Edison Award provided both national recognition and awareness of both our software platform for accelerated innovation, and our company. Some say that you are judged by the company that you keep, if that is the case, then we are in great company, and proud to be amongst the peer group recognized by the Edison Awards."

    Frank Kovacs, Chief Marketing Officer, inno360
  • "The Edison Award reinforced what our customers are telling us - our dedicated products are leading in ultrasound innovations, allowing clinicians to provide the best quality of care to women of all ages."

    Karl-Heinz Lumpi, General Manager, Women's Health Ultrasound, GE Healthcare
  • "Covergirl was thrilled to be recognized as an Edison Award winner for Covergirl & OLAY Simply Ageless Foundation, the only cosmetic product to receive this recognition in 2010."

    Vince Hudson, General Manager of North American Cosmetics, P&G Beauty & Grooming
  • "At Align, we were thrilled to win the Edison Gold award. We consider it a great honor, and have integrated the news into our consumer and professional marketing materials."

    Tom Kuhn, Brand Manager, Align
  • "Henkel is honored that Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets won a prestigious Edison Gold Award. We have leveraged the Edison Award seal on both consumer and trade marketing elements since the award resonates with all constituencies as a top innovative product."

    Stephen Koven, Senior Brand Manager | Laundry Care, Henkel

  • "The Edison Award honor carries a tremendous perceived value and an embedded familiarity in all business, end user and international circles. Edison is a global mark and prestigious achievement for any recipient. The brand is well managed and highly regarded."

    Brian Levine, Vice President Business Development, Windtronics

  • "I strongly encourage the innovators of today to engage in this process, and put their best foot forward, for both the experience, the exposure, and the connection opportunities represented by the Edison Award. It clearly opens new doors for everyone involved."

    Frank Kovacs, Chief Marketing Officer, inno360

  • "Being a recipient of a prestigious Edison Best New Product Award has opened many new doors for our company. Relationships and partnerships forged during the event itself and as a result of the award have significantly helped to further our brand recognition among stakeholders, media, the online community and target customers."

    Art Jacobsen, General Manager, CarMD Corp.

  • "Fast, quality test reporting is vital to patient care. The Edison award underscores the significance of the Simplexa and 3M technologies in bringing high-end molecular testing a step closer to the patient, for faster reporting of reliable results"

    John G. Hurrell, Ph.D., Vice President and General Manager, Focus Diagnostics

  • "This award has great personal meaning for me. Thomas Edison has always been a hero of mine, so it is especially gratifying to be honored with an award bearing his name."

    Dr. D. Clark Turner, President and CEO of Aribex and the creator of the NOMAD

  • "Being selected as an Edison Award winner validates our drive to develop an all-new transportation solution. Innovation has been at the heart of the Volt from its onset; from the development of the li-ion battery to the drive unit and the driver connectivity."

    Tony Posawatz, Chevrolet Volt vehicle line director.

  • "The Edison Award provides ongoing national recognition of our invention, which fuels the fire of perseverance to keep inventing even in the face of failure. The Edison Award is a validation that at CAPS the impossible is possible."

    Donna Deeds, Executive Director, CAPS

  • "Passion for developing diagnostic innovations that will improve patient care is central to our culture and mission. Winning the prestigious Edison award underscores the strength of our commitment to innovation and our patients while also marking the success of our close collaboration with 3M. "

    Surya N. Mohapatra, Ph.D., chairman and chief executive officer, Quest Diagnostics

  • "The positive reaction that the MitraClip device has received from physicians, patients, academics, and organizations such as the Edison Awards, speaks volumes about the strength of Abbott's pipeline of groundbreaking new therapies. This gold award specifically recognizes the innovation and commitment to excellence that our employees have shown in taking this new treatment from concept to improving the lives of patients."

    Chip Hance, Senior Vice President, Vascular, Abbott

  • "We are honored to be one of the finalists in our category. InvivoSciences will continue to contribute to the improvement of human health by establishing a new paradigm for discovering drugs that focus on diseases with limited treatment options such as cardiac fibrosis, scleroderma, and lupus in a time-effective manner while remaining safe and cost effective."

    Ayla Annac, CEO of InvivoSciences LLC

  • "Being selected as an Edison Award finalist in the Innovative Services: Business Communications category validates the multiple values of our solution. Through the reduction or elimination of paper at the 1.8 million events that take place annually in the U.S. alone, our solution provides unquestionable environmental savings, while reducing costs."

    Terry Mullin, president and CEO of ViridiSTOR LLC

  • "We're gratified that the Edison Awards recognizes our system as an important technological leap. What we've developed and are bringing to market is a more powerful and energy-efficient electric motor system that addresses global environmental challenges by making sustainable energy more economical."

    Christian Okonsky, founder and CEO of KLD Energy Technologies

  • "This recognition is both a wonderful surprise and a validation of sorts. Our motivation at EcoMedia has always been to create tangible, meaningful social change in communities across America, to create jobs and to save taxpayer money. The entire EcoMedia team is inspired by this recognition; it has motivated us to work even harder, to expand our reach even further and to make more of a contribution nationwide."

    Paul Polizzotto, president and founder of EcoMedia

  • "We are extremely honored to have this product be chosen as a finalist for an Edison Award. To make a positive difference in the practice of healthcare, Midmark brings a strong commitment to integrating value-added technology for efficient and effective patient care. Being recognized by the Edison Awards for an innovative new product such as SleepView validates the importance of finding new ways to solve the problems of our customers."

    Tom Treon, senior product manager for Midmark

  • We are honored to be a finalist for the prestigious 2012 Edison Award and proud to be able to enhance public safety through Smart911."

    Todd Piett, ENP, chief product officer at Rave Mobile Safety

  • "We are very excited to have our bulb recognized by the Edison Awards. SWITCH is dedicated to delivering world class products of value that will provide customers with the best possible quality of light."

    Tracy Bilbrough, CEO of SWITCH Lighting

  • "I am extremely pleased to be a finalist for the 2012 Edison Awards in the category of Industrial Design. This honor solidifies Lift'n Buddy's place in the market. Being in the field of this year's finalists speaks well to the level of innovation we strive for."

    Aaron Lamb, president of Ergologistics

  • "We are honored to receive this award which underscores the unique value of our technology platform and its game changing potential to make novel vaccines for important human diseases."

    Werner Cautreels, PhD, president and CEO of Selecta Biosciences, Inc.

  • "We're very honored to have garnered this prestigious award from Edison's Best New Product Awards. We know the Edison Awards recognizes innovators and innovation among today's leading companies and we are happy to be part of this recognition."

    Ross Johnson, VP of product development at Energy XTreme

  • "Our ABAX 3PLD devices represent a new class of programmable logic device that provide the same flexibility as a field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA), but with a level of price and performance that approaches those of application-specific chips. We are honored to receive an award recognizing the innovation we have brought to the semiconductor industry."

    Steve Teig, CTO and founder of Tabula

  • "It's a tremendous honor to be recognized for our pioneering work in lithium-air and lithium-water batteries. PolyPlus has developed 8 Ah [amp-hour capacity] primary lithium-air cells that deliver more than 600 Wh/kg, and is making excellent progress with its rechargeable lithium-air batteries."

    Dr. Steve Visco, chief executive officer and cofounder of PolyPlus Battery Company

  • "We are honored to receive this Edison Award as a recognition of 3M's commitment to bring innovative solutions to the food safety industry that are easy to use, more practical and more cost-effective. By developing the product alongside our customers, we created a result that can be far-reaching and long-lasting."

    Francine Savage, vice president and general manager for 3M Food Safety

  • "Thomas Edison was a strong proponent of solar power, and in 1931 he said Ð 'I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power!' We certainly agree with Mr. Edison, and are honored that our POWERHOUSE(TM) Solar Shingles won Gold for Best New Product with an award that bears his name."

    Dan Pezolt, Dow Solar Marketing Director

  • "We are both honored and humbled to be awarded a 2012 Gold Edison Award. We feel very strongly about this business and the impact we can deliver for our customers, and are thrilled to see such positive recognition from The Edison Awards staff, its highly-distinguished and experienced panel of judges, and the broader innovation community."

    Jeffrey Wampler, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Agile Pursuits Franchising, Inc. (APFI)

  • "We are really honored to receive this award, and to be recognized alongside such notable innovators as Apple for Siri, IBM for Watson and Ford for the Focus."

    Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator

  • "Every day, 9-1-1 call-takers across the country answer life-impacting calls and emergency responders enter very stressful situations to help citizens. Our goal through this public-private partnership is to provide these professionals with critical information that can increase their effectiveness, enabling them to save valuable time and lives. The Edison Awards are acclaimed for identifying innovation and we are gratified that the importance of Smart911 for protecting citizens is being highlighted."

    Tom Axbey, CEO of Rave Mobile Safety

  • "Winning an Edison Award provides validation that our work is innovative and compelling. It shows that our technology has the potential to be a game changer. Being in the company of other Edison Award winners, such as P&G and Ford, adds some credibility and helps build our brand. We are honored to have the privilege of not only being considered for an Edison Award, but also to win one."

    Nhiem Cao, president and CEO of cycleWood Solutions Inc.

  • "We are honored to be chosen as an Edison Awards finalist. We have channeled the entrepreneurial spirit of Thomas Edison in our quest to create a safe, online homebase for kids to connect with friends, create, discover & grow, and are committed to helping kids become responsible digital citizens by providing a unique and age-appropriate online experience that is not only entertaining, but educational as well."

    Hilary DeCesare, Everloop co-founder and CEO

  • "We are honored to be named an Edison Awards Finalist. SimplyHome's mission is to support independent living through the use of customized technology, and we expect this recognition will only further our efforts to enhance the lives of those we serve."

    Allen Ray, CEO of SimplyHome

  • "Both awards signify Johnson Controls' leadership in sustainability and innovation, which have been central to the company's mission for more than 125 years. We will continue to look forward and advance products and solutions that address the environment and help our customers achieve success."

    Laura Farnham, vice president, building technology and services, Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls

  • "We are honored to receive this recognition from the prestigious Edison Awards. Our work with Motorola, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), and our many partners enable us to bring advancements in wireless power directly to consumers to simplify their lives."

    Dave Baarman, director of advanced technologies for Fulton Innovation

  • "We're pleased that the Edison Awards have recognized the PROPEL implant as one of the most innovative new technologies on the forefront of science and medicine today."

    Lisa Earnhardt, president and CEO, Intersect ENT, Inc.

  • "We're honored that LG CINEMA 3D has received this distinguished award from the industry's experts. This coveted industry recognition is a testament to LG's commitment to listening to consumers and driving innovation that meets their needs."

    Wayne Park, President and CEO, LG Electronics USA

  • "iMeet was designed to be the easiest to use, most personal, most mobile virtual meeting solution on the market to let people meet in simpler, more human ways. We are thrilled that the Edison Awards recognized iMeet's innovation, among fierce competition, in this year's best new innovative business communications product category."

    Boland T. Jones, PGi founder, chairman and CEO

  • "It's an honor to be recognized with such a prestigious award recognizing our innovative approach to treating heart failure patients. It has been very fulfilling to see the Parachute technology move from initial concept more than 10 years ago to availability today as a new treatment option to patients with heart failure."

    Serjan D. Nikolic, Parachute inventor, co-founder, and chief technology officer, CardioKinetix

  • "We are thrilled that MelaFind, which is a first-of-its kind device, was recognized by the Edison Awards for its innovative excellence. The detection of melanoma at its most curable stages can result in decades of high-quality life saved, versus the treatment of this terrible disease at late stages, which offers several months of life extension, at best."

    Dr. Joseph Gulfo, President and CEO, MELA Sciences

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