Edison Awards

2013 Edison Award Winners

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Being recognized with an Edison Award™ is one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business success. The Edison Awards honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. We congratulate all of our winners!

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY
Productivity Tools
  • productphotoBaxter by Rethink Robotics

    Rethink Robotics creates robots for manufacturers that are different: Robots with Common Sense™ that anyone can use, just about any company can afford, and require no programming. Robots that work side-by-side with people? so employees can do their jobs better, and companies can compete effectively without offshoring manufacturing.

  • productphotoMatrixSelect™ Automated Storage and Fulfillment System by Symbotic LLC

    Symbotic's MatrixSelect has developed an advanced analytic solution leveraging a hierarchical framework for optimal autonomous guidance of its mobile autonomous robots to transform how materials are sourced and distributed through warehouses delivering a higher ROI for high throughput, optimal space utilization and flexible configuration through an existing supply network.

  • productphotoMixed Row Palletizing (MXRP) Gripper by Grenzebach Americas - RSW BV

    KUKA Systems offers a new, innovative Mixed Case Row Palletizing (MXRP) cell that can deliver efficiency gains of 40% or more in building same-store pallets in the warehouse.

Research and Collaborative Tools
  • productphotoProdigy by WiTricity Corp.

    Prodigy is the first widely available wireless power demonstration tool from WiTricity, the inventors of highly resonant wireless power transfer. It demonstrates the ability to transfer substantial levels of power over distance and through non-metallic materials, and provides a gateway to understanding and innovating new products based on the technology.

  • productphotoKingfisher Unmanned Surface Vessel by Clearpath Robotics

    The Kingfisher M200 is an unmanned surface vessel with applications ranging from environmental data collection to harbor safety. Collecting nearly 100 times more data, up to eight times faster than traditional survey methods, the Kingfisher can cut labor and budget requirements by 60% - all while dramatically improving onsite safety.

  • productphotoiPad® Audience Measurement by Nielsen

    Nielsen iPad Television Audience Measurement (iPad TAM) provides a highly accurate method of measuring the audiences of iPad television apps. Patented audio watermarking technology provides the capability to track content from its origin to its final destination. The resulting reports provide insights into programs, episodes, and detailed audience demographics.

Safety
  • productphotoSynthetic Vision on a Head-up Display by Rockwell Collins

    One of a pilot's most challenging tasks is flying an aircraft in low visibility, requiring rapid shifts from instrument panels to the limited view beyond their windshield. With synthetic vision on a head-up display, pilots' eyes-forward views are augmented by computer-generated terrain and data for safer navigation and reduced delays.

  • productphotoHermes by Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.

    Flying over life-threatening IEDs, mines and roadside bombs is a critical goal of US military logistics. Advanced Optical Systems (AOS) has developed the Hermes proximity, location and ranging system, giving pilotless helicopters the ability to pick-up and deliver supplies autonomously. This revolutionary system is currently in Afghanistan.

  • productphotoGuideline™ Robotic Convoy System by Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

    Guideline Robotic Convoy System is a simple but revolutionary way to guide robotic convoys through combat zones, industrial sites, and other dangerous areas. The Guideline tether attaches to any leader, and algorithms measure the cable length and vector to calculate the exact course for the unmanned follower vehicle.

  • productphotoAPSE™ BioPhotonic Devices by Engeenuity

    Our innovative APSE™ technology consists in the generation of infra-red wavelength electromagnetic energy pulses from highly portable devices, when activated by their exposure to natural or artificial light. Such generated energy is totally safe to humans but effectively inhibits microbial (bacteria, molds, yeasts) reproduction in multiple practical applications.

Smart Systems
  • productphotoOpen GN: Open Graphic Navigator for Building Monitoring and Control by The Mircom Group of Companies

    OpenGN is a powerful 3D graphics based building systems monitoring tool that gives unprecedented visualization of on-premise emergencies. Firefighters & first responders rely on this tactical display to instantly assess dangers and threats in a facility compromised by terrorists or environmental phenomenons. OpenGN creates safer more intelligent buildings everywhere.

  • productphotoDetroit® Virtual Technician,™ developed by Zonar

    Virtual Technician by Zonar is a remote diagnostic system providing a real-time snapshot of a vehicle's engine status when fault codes are triggered. The Detroit Customer Support Center can determine the exact issue and severity of the problem, recommend service and alert the repair facility prior to the customer's arrival.

  • productphotoLivio Connect by Livio

    The Livio Connect API enables users to control smartphone apps through the physical buttons on enabled car stereos and consumer electronics. This technology allows for more infotainment options, less work for consumers to use them and less work for automotive OEM's and consumer electronics manufacturers to integrate them.

  • productphotoMobileIron

    The leader in Mobile IT, MobileIron was purpose-built to secure and manage mobile apps, documents, and devices for global companies. Available as an on-premise or cloud solution, MobileIron was the first to deliver key innovations such as multi-OS mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), and BYOD privacy controls.

CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS
Beverage Preparation
  • productphotoKeurig® Vue® brewer by Keurig Incorporated, a business unit of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.

    Keurig Vue® is the only single cup brewing system with customizable technology allowing control over the strength, size and temperature of beverages. Keurig® V1200 brewer is the first to incorporate RFID technology, which automatically selects optimum settings for the beverage based on a "recipe" tag embedded in the portion pack.

  • productphotoSenseo® Sarista by DE Masterblender 1753

    Senseo® Sarista provides consumers the joy in the sensational experience of preparing and brewing their favorite coffees with beans! Senseo® Sarista offers freshly ground high-quality coffee from beans; the option to vary the taste cup by cup or even brew a jug. Switch beans with a twist.

  • productphotoVerismo™ System by Starbucks by Starbucks Coffee Company

    Verismo™ System is the first at-home premium single-cup machine that brews both Starbucks espresso and brewed coffee all on one machine, consistently and conveniently, right at your fingertips.

Cleaning Solutions
  • productphotoCascades® Antibacterial Paper Towel by Cascades Tissue Group

    Redefining the paper towels' role in enhancing hand hygiene, the Cascades® Antibacterial Paper Towel provides a simple and effective way to further reduce bacterial contamination and transmission. Unlike ordinary paper towels the Antibacterial towel releases an active ingredient when in contact with wet hands, killing over 99.99% of harmful bacteria.

  • productphotoCleanWell Botanical Disinfectant by CleanWell Company

    CleanWell replaces problematic, outdated ingredients found in disinfectants and antibacterial products with plant based green chemistry developed by a physician. The active ingredient in all CleanWell products is a patented formulation of thyme oil which is steam distilled from the thyme plant in a very sustainable process.

  • productphotoSoapTime® by SoapTime, LLC

    SoapTime is a patented system that teaches children to properly wash hands. An engaging light and sound "experience" entertains for 20-seconds...which is the CDC's recommended wash time. In addition to learning a lifelong habit that prevents illnesses, SoapTime teaches kids to say hello and count to ten in multiple languages!

  • productphotoSoft Scrub® 4-in-1 Toilet Care by Henkel

    New Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care rim hanger combines four benefits of cleaning, freshening, fighting toilet ring, and preventing future build-up - all in one affordable, safe, simple, and beautiful device. This truly innovative automatic toilet bowl cleaner provides best-in-class performance and aesthetics to a declining segment.

Household
  • productphotoiRobot Looj® 330 Gutter Cleaning Robot

    iRobot Looj 330 cleans up to a 30-foot section of gutter in 5 minutes and up to 200 linear feet per charge. The remote control has a communication range of up to 50', allowing users to remain in a safe position while the robot cleans further. The low profile design allows Looj to fit in 90-percent gutters worldwide, traveling under gutter straps and over downspout holes.

  • productphotoTouchscreen Deadbolt™ by Schlage

    The bolt is just the beginning. With keyless entry, built-in alarms, smartphone and tablet connectivity through Nexia Home Intelligence and industry-leading durable design, the Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt combines unsurpassed security and high-tech convenience into a beautifully strong, fully loaded, residential lock.

  • productphotoGYRO™ 4V MAX* Lithium Ion Screwdriver by Black & Decker®

    The Black & Decker GYRO 4V MAX Lithium-ion Rechargeable Screwdriver is the world's first motion-activated screwdriver that controls variable speed and direction. The variable speed feature and direction change occurs with a twist of the wrist and provides improved control. The GYRO screwdriver features gyroscopic technology, an industry-first for a screwdriver.

  • productphotoClean Cubes by Clean Cubes, LLC

    Clean Cubes are biodegradable, disposable trash cans and recycling bins. Clean Cubes are a complete trash solution, composed of a plastic trash liner adhered to a paper bin. Its instant setup and easy cleanup solves the problem of trash or recyclable build-up at parties, picnics and more.

Personal Care
  • productphotoEveryday GLO™

    Keep your smile white and healthy - on the move - with Everyday GLO™. Erase stains from coffee, tea and red wine...after meals, before meetings...no need to rinse. Our antioxidant and vitamin enriched formula will freshen breath, promote healthy gums and instantly add a high gloss shine to your smile. Just click, swipe and GLO!

  • productphotoAnew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Treatment by Avon Products, Inc.

    The appearance of wrinkles on the face remains a top anti-aging concern for women globally. Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Treatment featuring revolutionary, patented A-F33, is raising the bar on improving the appearance of wrinkles with a topical cosmetic product.

  • productphototn® by Yuhan Kimberly

    Developed for teenager's skin, easy to choose skin care product just for teenager's skin which gives the solutions to diverse teen skin concerns. Considering teenager's skin sensitiveness, green recipe combined the science makes skin bright & clean with effective natural ingredient on teenager's skin trouble.

ELECTRONICS & COMPUTERS
Content Management
  • productphotoClickShare by Barco

    ClickShare is the first visual collaboration product enabling all meeting participants to wirelessly share their PC's content on the conference room's display with a simple click of a button. This all-digital solution solves typical laptop connectivity issues and significantly improves meeting dynamics to foster enhanced collaboration, resulting in better decision-making.

  • productphotoKnowledgeVision with KV Track® by KnowledgeVision Systems

    KnowledgeVision is a new medium for e-learning and marketing that captures an organization's images and the stories behind them, turning them into engaging, highly interactive online video presentations. By tracking and analyzing viewer interactions, KVTrack empowers creators of content with detailed and actionable understanding of viewer engagement with the content.

  • productphotoNeon Thumbnails by Neon

    Neon provides a web-based service that increases clickthrough rates for online videos by selecting the most visually appealing frame to be used as the thumbnail. The selection algorithms are based on models of brain science and computer vision.

Entertainment
  • productphotoAT&T U-verse Easy Remote App by AT&T Inc.

    Optimized for the senior and accessible audience, the U-verse Easy Remote App is an intuitive, first-of-its kind app that enables customers to easily turn their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (third generation and higher) into a U-verse remote control with functionality for voice and gesture control.

  • productphotoOlive ONE Home Music Server by Olive

    Olive ONE is a revolutionary new approach to enjoying, managing and sharing uncompressed studio quality music in the home. With a modular architecture speakers can be placed throughout the home while the touch screen navigation resides with the integrated amplifier and internal hard drive. And it's made in San Francisco.

  • productphotoLibratone Zipp by Libratone

    Innovated for Libratone Zipp; PlayDirect™ technology makes it possible to stream music without the need for an in-home Wi-Fi network. PlayDirect™ works in conjunction with AirPlay technology, creating a direct Wi-Fi connection between the Libratone Zipp and any compatible device, such as an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or computer.

  • productphotoLogitech UE™ 9000 Wireless Headphones

    The Logitech UE™ 9000 Wireless Headphones combine custom, laser-tuned drivers and a high-quality Bluetooth® connection for a spacious soundstage and a remarkable level of power, punch and clarity. Logitech's active noise-canceling technology filters out ambient noise for an immersive listening experience while users connect wirelessly to your favorite music.

IT/Computing Solutions
  • productphotoAGIGARAM® Non-Volatile Memory Module by AgigA Tech, Inc.

    AGIGARAM® represents a new class of high-speed non-volatile memory. This breakthrough technology provides enterprise server and storage systems a high performance and battery-free memory solution offering the speed and endurance of the fastest DRAM, but unlike DRAM will maintain critical in-memory data in the event of an unexpected power loss.

  • productphotoQualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 MSM8960 processor

    The MSM8960 is the world's first dual-core solution with an integrated multi-mode 3G/LTE modem to meet the requirements of multitasking devices.

  • productphotoExede® Internet by ViaSat Inc.

    With download speeds up to 12 Mbps, proprietary acceleration software and an entirely new technology on the ground, Exede is a completely different experience compared with yesterday's satellite Internet service.

ENERGY
Lighting
  • productphoto3M LED advanced light by 3M

    The 3M LED advanced light is an innovative replacement bulb that delivers the form and function of an incandescent bulb. Now there is a LED bulb that uses light guide technology to transform the light from a directional point source to a beautiful uniform source of light in the home.

  • productphotoLight Replicator™ by Telelumen

    The Telelumen Light Replicator allows researchers to create high fidelity (16 independent colors) spectral power distributions to the evaluation of human wellness, ambient light aesthetics and visual perception for scientific or commercial applications.

  • productphotoIntelligent Lighting System by Digital Lumens

    Digital Lumens is redefining industrial lighting with intelligent LED lighting systems and services that deliver unmatched energy savings, flexibility and unique value to customers. With smart, networked LED fixtures that are centrally managed via software, the Intelligent Lighting System is proven to deliver lighting energy savings of up to 90%.

Power Generation/Utilization
  • productphotoWave Glider® by Liquid Robotics

    Many of the most dramatic challenges humanity will face in the next century will relate to our oceans. Liquid Robotics is revolutionizing the observation of our oceans with the invention of the Wave Glider, the 1st wave powered marine robot able to stay at sea for year without fuel/personnel/no emissions.

  • productphotoHYACS (High-Yield Algae Cultivation System)™ SEE ALGAE Technology GmbH

    by SEE ALGAE Technology GmbH (SAT) develops infrastructure for the commercial production of high-quality algae used to manufacture livestock freed, bioethanol, and biodiesel fuel. SAT's proprietary, patented technology is easily scaled to meet customers' needs and has the highest production yield and lowest operating cost of any commercial process currently available.

  • productphotoThe SOCCKET by Uncharted Play

    The SOCCKET is a pioneering energy generator housed inside a soccer ball. It captures the kinetic energy from play and converts and stores it as electrical energy. Each SOCCKET includes an LED lamp that is powered for hours from minutes of play.

Transportation
  • productphotoBoeing 787 Dreamliner by The Boeing Company Design Team and TEAGUE

    The 787 Dreamliner is the most successful commercial airplane launch in the history of aviation with nearly 900 orders valued at more than $150 billion. The all-composite airplane expends 20% less fuel, produces 20% fewer emissions than similarly sized airplanes, has 40% lower maintenance costs and 10% better operating costs.

  • productphoto336E H hybrid excavator by Caterpillar Inc.

    Caterpillar's 336E H hybrid excavator achieves dramatic fuel efficiency improvement (up to 50% over previous models) with significantly lower sound and exhaust emissions. The industry-first hydraulic hybrid technology, which has more than 300 filed patents, captures and reuses swing kinetic energy to help lower customer owning and operating costs.

  • productphotoGM Landfill-Free Program by General Motors Company

    General Motors is building the business case for zero waste. It recycles 90 percent of its global manufacturing waste and has 103 landfill-free facilities. These efforts help engage the community, increase innovation, reduce environmental impact and generate about $1 billion in byproduct reuse and recycling revenue annually.

EDISON GREEN AWARD     
  • productphotoRubber Way® by World Recycling Surfacing Group

    Rubber Way is a recycled rubber, flexible, porous unitary paving system. This patented system technology meets many of the LEED criteria and is a sustainable alternative designed to enhance a multitude of paving and construction challenges related to sidewalk and pavement infrastructure. Many corporate, state and federal governments have embraced Rubber Way.

  • productphotoThe Hartford Financial Services Group by The Hartford

    The Hartford recognizes that stakeholders expect companies to not only deliver value to shareholders and solutions to customers, but also improve the world around them. We are committed to integrating sound environmental and sustainable practices into our operations and investing in our communities and our world for the long term.

  • productphotoPicklex® 20 and Picklex® by International Chemical Products, Inc.

    US EPA tested/verified, unique Green Products Picklex® & Picklex® 20 completely prepares ferrous and non-ferrous metal surfaces for Welding and Finishing, eliminating all hazardous/toxic chemicals including blasting. Picklex® Process has zero waste disposal. The products reduce the welding and adhesion failures to zero in the manufacturing/metal fabricating processes, eliminating re-work.

INNOVATIVE SERVICES
Business Optimization
  • productphotoSquare Register™ by Square, Inc.

    Square builds tools to help businesses of all sizes run their business in one free app - Square Register. Paired with Square's free Mobile Card Reader, Register allows sellers to accept credit card payments, manage their business with sales analytics, track inventory, create loyalty programs and integrate hardware.

  • productphotoDocuSign Ink® by DocuSign®

    DocuSign Ink allows smartphone & tablet users to easily sign, send, and securely manage all their documents.

  • productphotoIntuit GoPayment by Intuit

    Intuit GoPayment offers small business owners an innovative and affordable way to process credit cards on the go. With a free credit card reader and app, GoPayment allows a fully secure and safe way for small businesses to accept credit cards on the go and grow business wherever they are.

Collaboration/Knowledge Management
  • productphotoQuill™ by Narrative Science

    Quill is an engine that automatically transforms structured data into narratives indistinguishable from those generated by humans. A synthesis of data analytics and artificial intelligence, Quill generates English language briefs based on insights it derives from the data it processes. It finds and explains the insight hidden in your data.

  • productphotoBusiness Sphere by Procter & Gamble Global Business Services

    P&G's Business Sphere is a data visualization tool bringing information to life in a physical sense. Two concave screens 32 feet wide, 8 feet tall face each other over a table, surrounding business leaders with real-time data visually so they can quickly process information and uncover insights, trends and opportunities.

  • productphotoMindjet by Mindjet

    83% of Fortune 100 companies use Mindjet to work better, together - regardless of location or device. Beyond simple file sharing or document management, with Mindjet your team can generate, and execute on, their best ideas to drive business forward.

  • productphotoThomson Reuters Eikon by Thomson Reuters

    Commodities markets saw $310bn invested in 2010. Traders need to consume huge amounts of data from multiple sources to track impacts on market prices. Interactive Map is a visual tool that shows the commodity supply chain alongside impact factors such as storms and geopolitical events on a live global map.

Environment/Conservation
  • productphotoecoATM® by ecoATM, Inc.

    ecoATM's automated self-serve recycling kiosks use patented, advanced machine vision and artificial intelligence to evaluate and buy-back used electronics from consumers for cash. By providing convenience and immediate cash incentive, ecoATM's kiosks are dramatically raising recycling rates and paying millions of dollars to consumers in the process.

  • productphotoWater Funds by The Nature Conservancy

    The Water Fund project is an innovative way for businesses and governments to reduce the risk of water shortages and higher treatment costs in the future by proactively investing in the protection of natural areas that provide a regular supply of clean water.

  • productphotoFirst e-Stewards Certification by e-Cycle LLC

    e-Cycle helps enterprises take a more responsible, secure and profitable approach to mobile recycling by collecting used mobile devices, providing reimbursement for devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed using industry-leading mobile data security measures.

Health Management
  • productphotoMayo Clinic Patient App by Mayo Clinic

    Mayo Clinic's Patient app is available to anyone with an Apple iphone, iPad, or Android and allows access to the latest news and health information from Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic patients have access to their personal medical records and appointment schedules through the secure Patient Online Services account.

  • productphotoAsthma Connected Care App by Mayo Clinic

    A secure web based application for a patients' mobile phone, which connects to their care coordinator through a dashboard management tool. It provides a convenient, asynchronous communication method, allowing teens to directly contact the medical team without needing their parent/guardian to contact the office or bring them to an appointment.

  • productphotoTraceLink Life Sciences Cloud by TraceLink, Inc.

    The TraceLink Business Cloud prevents deaths, improves health and ensures compliance by enabling global availability of safe, high quality medicines at the lowest cost while protecting integrity from ingredient to patient. Through a single connection, we link companies and users across a transparent, collaborative and fully traceable global supply network.

Safety/Security
  • productphotoAIRprint by Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.

    AIRprint is a revolutionary family of non-contact fingerprint readers. Basic AIRprint reads fingerprints at meters distance from a static finger. ONEprint is a simpler system that reads one finger. Agile AIRprint finds hands anywhere in a large volume such as a security scanner at an airport, and extracts fingerprints.

  • productphotoFamily Link by OnStar

    OnStar Family Link lets you stay connected with your loved ones no matter where they roam. With Family Link, you gain unique access to the location of your OnStar-equipped vehicles along with the option to receive scheduled email or text message alerts about those vehicle.

  • productphotoThermo Scientific TruNarc by Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Thermo Fisher Scientific introduced Thermo Scientific TruNarc, a handheld narcotics analyzer that gives law enforcement, narcotics officers, customs and border patrol a significant technology edge in the war on drugs. TruNarc offers a single test for multiple controlled substances and can replace more subjective presumptive field/color tests used for decades.

LIFESTYLE AND SOCIAL IMPACT
Funding Models
  • productphotoHealthy Heart for All by Medtronic, Inc.

    Healthy Heart for All is a national initiative from Medtronic for patients across India who suffer from heart disease. Through business model innovation aimed at expanding access to cardiac technologies, its mission is to provide patient outreach, diagnostics, and an industry-first financing plan for pacemaker implants.

  • productphotoThe Future Vision Plan by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

    Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities. Rotary is a leader in the global polio eradication effort and in 2013 will transform its grant making model to increase its social impact through Future Vision.

  • productphotoWellnessAd & EducationAd by CBS EcoMedia Inc.

    The WellnessAd and EducationAd products transform advertising into an agent for social change: a portion of the budget for every media buy placed through these programs is directed towards a critical, yet underfunded, health or education project in a local community.

  • productphotoCarbon Disclosure Project by Carbon Disclosure Project

    CDP represents $78 trillion of investment capital, incentivizing over 3,000 of the world's largest companies in 60 countries to disclose their carbon emissions, energy and water use. CDP is changing the rules of the game within capital markets and harnessing profit motive as a force for good.

Personal Wellness
  • productphotolarklife by lark Technologies

    larklife is a diet and activity smart wristband and a nighttime sleep wristband that monitors sleep, diet and exercise and provides personalized feedback through a coaching app. The coaching is designed by top scientists and behavior change experts, responding in real-time to your personal habits provided by the wristband.

  • productphotoDakim® BrainFitness™ by Dakim, Inc.

    Dakim BrainFitness is a clinically-tested, web-based brain fitness program that makes it easy, enjoyable, and affordable for Boomers and seniors to improve their memory and other aspects of cognitive performance and, with continued use, defend against long-term cognitive decline - the greatest threat to the quality of life of seniors.

  • productphotoCellHealth™ Institute

    CellHealth™ Institute is a biotechnology company focused on cell health. Overall health depends on cell health and cell health is determined by the cellular environment. We help people achieve and maintain a healthy life by starting where health begins - with every cell.

  • productphotoErgoErgo by ErgoErgo Inc.

    ErgoErgo is simple but revolutionary seating designed to keep the body active and strong while sitting. ErgoErgo also helps alleviate back pain by engaging the core and allowing the pelvis to tilt, relieving stress on the lumbar region. The patented ErgoErgo's reasonable cost makes healthy seating available to everyone.

Productivity Tools
  • productphotoMartian Watches by Martian Watches

    Martian Watches has created a game-changing hands-free solution for smartphone users. Stylish, comfortable, and always-present, Martian Watches allow wearers to use the watch's discreet speaker and microphone to execute their smartphone's familiar voice commands and carry on conversations. Display screen provides call, text and social media notifications.

  • productphotoTime Timer® for iPad by Time Timer® LLC

    The Time Timer iPad application provides a concrete representation of the abstract concept of elapsed time using its signature red disk. The Time Timer is a simple concept, but a powerful and universal time management tool for children and individuals with special needs, including autism and ADD/ADHD.

Quality of Life
  • productphotoAudioeye™ Accessibility Platform by Audioeye™, Inc.

    AudioEye is focused on innovation and creating voice driven technologies that will improve the mobility, usability and accessibility of all Internet based content. Our technology Platform can provide for a fully Audio Internet experience complete with voice navigation and voice driven transactions.

  • productphotoTuungane Project by The Nature Conservancy

    The Tuungane project unites science-based conservation, community development, and primary and reproductive healthcare initiatives to protect critical natural resources and enhance human well-being in western Tanzania.

  • productphotoTwin Wing Tsunami Barrier by Van den Noort Innovations BV

    The Twin Wing Tsunami Barrier (TWTB) is capable to effectively disrupt, break down, neutralize and exploit the impact of tsunami devastating waves once reaching urban, residential and strategic economic coastal areas. The TWTB creates an instantly and automatically self-erecting barrier. The TWSB does not depend on manual interventions.

  • productphotoM.I. Dengue® by Ecovec S.A.

    M.I. Dengue prevents dengue outbreaks by providing an online platform for real-time, city-wide surveillance of mosquitos that transmit the dengue fever virus. The system uses novel low-cost mosquito traps, an Aedes aegypti specific attractant, biomolecular diagnosis, and a mobile software platform to generate real-time maps that allow optimized mosquito control.

Social Impact
  • productphotoFirefly Newborn Phototherapy by Design that Matters

    Firefly is the first device designed to treat newborn jaundice in the mother's room in rural clinics - the best context to reduce staff workload, support breastfeeding, and transform national healthcare systems. The double-sided lighting, compact size, and high-tech aesthetic make it the most effective phototherapy affordable for low-resource settings.

  • productphotoBackpack Bed™ Tropical by Swags for Homeless

    The Backpack Bed is a portable single person outdoor sleeping unit. A lightweight backpack that rolls out into an outdoor bed with built-in insulated mattress and tropical mosquito mesh - created to save lives. Made from hygienic fire retardant materials which are resistant to mildew. Adequate storage for personal belongings.

  • productphotoEmergensee™ by Adlens®

    Variable focus glasses based on Alvarez lenses are continuously adjustable to provide instant vision correction for 90% of spherical powers. Each lens can be independently adjusted so anyone can set them and immediately see. Easy to operate they are designed for use as a spare pair, ready when you are.

  • productphotoThe John Lennon™ Collection by Adlens®

    Harnessing the style of legendary musician John Lennon™, available as optical and sunglasses. Originally designed for use in the developing world, this simple and efficient Fluid-Injection lens technology provides instant vision correction and immediate dispensing, avoiding the wait and expense of grinding lenses in a laboratory.

LIVING, WORKING & LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Collaborative Innovation/Service Delivery
  • productpicEnergy Advancement Center by Johnson Controls

    The Energy Advancement Center Research Lab & Showcase provides an R&D environment in which scientists, students and faculty have dedicated space to conduct research, enhance the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's advanced energy curriculum and accelerate Johnson Controls' exploration and development of innovative, next generation chemistry and technologies for energy storage.

  • productphotoKIN Catalyst: Mining Company of the Future by Kellogg Innovation Network

    The KIN Catalyst: Mining Company of the Future created a revolutionary framework that elevates the mining industry.

  • productphotoInSource Program by Decipher

    The inSource program is Decipher's approach to keeping work centralized in local US-based offices while continuing to effectively compete against companies that offshore project management/ programming work. Decipher created this program to support local economies: giving job opportunities to regional talent and serving clients with consistent, talented, local staff.

Learning Support/Behavior Change
  • productphotoNature Works Everywhere by The Nature Conservancy

    Nature Works Everywhere uses classroom technology to bring nature directly to students through videos, lesson plans and interactive content about how nature makes food, water and clean air. Nature Works Everywhere inspires young people to learn more about and care for their environment.

  • productphotoTrash Cancer™ by Cancer Schmancer®

    Trash Cancer is a healthy living program that teaches consumers how to avoid carcinogens in everyday products.The Trash Cancer movement aims to fundamentally transform the health of Americans through education, incentives, motivation, and community.

  • productphotoDiscovery Education Social Studies Techbook™ by Discovery Education

    Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook™ transforms teaching and learning through an interactive platform that links to historical resources; features activities that make students think, do and develop arguments supported by evidence, as required by the Common Core State Standards; and provides students with skills to be college and career ready.

  • productphotoScience Education Solutions by Hands-On Labs

    Hands-On Labs believes that science should be physically explored to be fully understood and available to anyone, anywhere. Whether you need face-to-face rigorous alternatives or labs for students separated from the instructor and institution, our LabPaqs utilize technnology to provide college-level solutions for the serious educator and learner.

THOMAS A. EDISON MARKETING AWARD
Communication/Campaign
  • productphotoAdHQ by Integrate

    Integrate's AdHQ allows advertisers to plan, launch, analyze and optimize their marketing strategies from one dashboard. Our technology increases operational efficiency, ad performance and brand security.

  • productphotoBeKnown by Monster Worldwide

    The rise of social media has redefined the job search experience forcing Monster to focus on consumer behavior and the brand's role in this space. Monster created its own application, BeKnown, using the scale and connective tissue of Facebook to turn consumers' existing "friends" into their most valuable professional contacts.

  • productphotoUninterrupted shoppable video...Falling For You by Target Corporation

    Building on its innovative marketing reputation, Target created the first uninterrupted shoppable film as a creative extension of its fall marketing campaign, "Falling For..." The immersive experience allowed guests to shop, share and purchase exclusive fall fashion, beauty and home products showcased throughout the film without interrupting the viewing experience.

Measurement/Management Tools
  • productphotoOptify Connect by Optify®

    Optify Connect ties new contacts with their anonymous visit history to connect separate visits regardless of the contact's source or last visit, giving marketers a 360-degree view of their leads. It also provides marketers with the entire email activity and available public data from their social profiles and company information.

  • productphotoThe Behavior Platform by Badgeville

    Badgeville, the #1 gamification and behavior management platform, enables companies in virtually every industry to influence and measure user behavior. Industry leaders and innovators use Badgeville's Behavior Platform to increase customer loyalty, user engagement, and employee performance across websites, mobile apps and enterprise applications.

  • productphotoNielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings by Nielsen

    Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings unlocks the potential of cross-platform advertising by providing the total reach and duplicated audience for campaigns with both digital and TV ads. For the first time, advertisers can identify the contribution of TV and online independently and together, allowing optimization for reach or frequency of exposure.

MATERIAL SCIENCE
Coatings
  • productphotoEco Red Shield™ by Eco Building Products, Inc.

    Eco Red Shield protects your home against termites, wood rot decay, fire and mold. Representing a safe, eco-friendly alternative, and substantiated by stringent GREENGUARD Certifications; take a stand, and invest in protecting nature's capital by setting your personal sustainability benchmark. This is Eco Red Shield, the new face of lumber.

  • productphotoBlue Lantern Nano Coater by Integrated Surface Technologies

    Cell phones, tablets and other valuable portable electronics, when accidentally exposed to liquids are permanently damaged. IST's engineers developed a desktop plasma reactor that deposits a protective, invisible water resistant film over everything that is placed into the system's vacuum chamber. The Blue Lantern Nano-Coater brings the benefits of nano-materials to the consumer.

  • productphotoinvisibleSHIELD EXTREME by ZAGG Inc.

    Created from ultra-durable polyurethane, the invisibleSHIELD EXTREME is a premium version of ZAGG's patented, virtually invisible and indestructible film. Developed with a proprietary layering process that provides shock resistance and break protection, the invisibleSHIELD EXTREME wraps around electronics to provide unrivaled abrasion resistance, shock protection, and impact coverage.

Composites
  • productphotoRawlings S100® Pro Comp™ Batting Helmet by Rawlings Sporting Goods®

    The next-generation Rawlings S100™ Pro Comp - the Official Batting Helmet of Major League Baseball® in 2013 - the only batting helmet designed to withstand a 100 miles per hour ball strike through its aerospace-grade carbon fiber/epoxy resin construction, creating a 300% stiffer and 130 times stronger shell than traditional ABS plastic helmets.

  • productphotoUltraLot Whitetopping® by Rabine Group

    UltraLot Whitetopping™ leads the pavement maintenance industry for structural resurfacing of parking lots and roadways utilizing concrete instead of asphalt. Our trademarked product provides durability, longevity and reduced life cycle cost while combining sustainability through a reduction in urban heat island effect, energy consumption and reduced natural resources for construction.

  • productphotoSpicer® Diamond Series™ Driveshaft by Dana Holding Corporation

    The Spicer® Diamond Series™ driveshaft is the first to combine two dissimilar metals - aluminum and steel. The lighter-weight driveshaft is crafted with a single-piece, high-strength aluminum tube paired with steel-end fittings that have been primarily applied to commercial trucks with up to 130 inch mid-slip lengths for drivelines.

  • productphotoRPT™ - Reactive Protection Technology by G-Form LLC

    G-Form LLC's athletic and consumer electronic products utilize RPT™ - Reactive Protection Technology. RPT™ is a composite blend of PORON®XRD™ material and proprietary G-Form materials. RPT™ is lightweight, soft and flexible, but hardens on impact to absorb over 90% of the energy.

Processes
  • productphotoAdvanced Robotic Laser Coating Removal System (ARLCRS) by Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center and Concurrent Technologies Corporation

    The Advanced Robotic Laser Coating Removal System (ARLCRS) uses a powerful laser depainting tool and state-of-the-art mobile robots to automatically remove paint and coatings from aircraft. A custom HEPA system collects debris, minimizing its impact on the environment. The complete system is scalable from fighters to cargo and tanker aircraft.

  • productphotoThe Elevance Biorefinery by Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.

    Utilizing Nobel Prize-winning innovations in metathesis catalysis, the Elevance Renewable Sciences biorefinery cost effectively produces high-performing specialty chemicals at commercial scale from renewable feedstocks. These specialty chemicals are used as the building blocks in products to deliver enhanced performance in personal care products, detergents, base oils, lubricants and fuel additives.

  • productphotoSustainable production of lithium and other critical materials by Simbol Materials

    Simbol Materials is changing the way our world is made with transformative technology to produce sustainable, high quality lithium, manganese, zinc and other critical materials for longer-lasting batteries, stronger, lighter steels and better crop yields, all by leveraging renewable energy.

MEDIA
Connectivity
  • productphotoScreenBeam by Actiontec Electronics

    ScreenBeam makes it dead simple to unleash content from the small screen to the big screen. Now, anything you can do on your laptop, you can do on your HDTV. Surf the Web or watch movies from Netflix or Hulu - all from the comfort of your living room couch.

  • productphotoLogitech® TV Cam HD

    With the Logitech® TV Cam HD, Skype™ comes to life on your TV in wide-angle HD. Everyone can socialize in the video call and move around the room naturally. There's no software needed, so you can instantly call anyone with a Skype account on their smartphone, laptop, TV or tablet.

  • productphotoSmartStick™ by FAVI Entertainment

    SmartStick is often called your next computer, Smart TV, game console, digital billboard or simply the future of advertising. All accurate descriptions for a device the size of a USB thumb drive that includes an operating system, browser, apps, 1GB Ram, card reader, USB input, Wi-Fi and HDMI out.

Design
  • productphotoMakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer by MakerBot

    The MakerBot® Replicator™ 2 Desktop 3D Printer is the easiest, fastest, and most affordable tool for making professional-quality models. Designed for the desktop of an engineer, designer, or "maker," the MakerBot Replicator 2 sets a new standard in 3D printing with 100-micron layer resolution and 410 cubic inch build volume.

  • productphotozSpace by zSpace, Inc.®

    zSpace is shaping the future of human-computer interaction through its lifelike, immersive and interactive user experience. The integrated hardware and software platform frees users from the limitations of current technology, allowing them to learn, play and create in ways not previously. It is unlike anything people have seen before.

  • productphotoNetpage by Netpage

    Netpage is the app for paper. It turns each page of a magazine into an interactive experience. Through Netpage, readers can clip, save and share every article, ad, and photo, or play videos and purchase items - all right from the page. It's an entirely new way to experience a magazine.

SCIENCE/MEDICAL
Aesthetics
  • productphotoARTAS® Robotic System by Restoration Robotics, Inc.

    The ARTAS® System is a physician-controlled, state-of-the-art, interactive, computer-assisted system that enables harvesting of hair follicles during hair restoration procedures. ARTAS utilizes a robotic arm guided by special imaging technology to enhance the quality of hair follicle harvesting for the benefit of physicians and their patients.

  • productphotoLAVIV® (azficel-T) by Fibrocell Science, Inc.

    Fibrocell Science is a biotechnology company developing skin and tissue rejuvenation products based on a proprietary fibroblast platform. Fibroblast cells produce collagen and elastin, important for the health, beauty and repair of skin. LAVIV is the first and only FDA-approved cell treatment that uses your own cells to improve appearance.

  • productphotoNEWA by EndyMed Medical Ltd.

    Newa™, based on EndyMed's professional 3DEEP® multisource radiofrequency technology provides a painless, safe and effective skin tightening and wrinkle reduction system. The Newa™ creates in the skin a three dimensional energy pattern, heating the dermis to an optimal temperature that triggers production of new and improved collagen for skin rejuvenation.

Assistive Devices
  • productphotoMagellan™ Microprocessor Foot Ankle system by Orthocare Innovations

    Magellan™ recreates organic movement for people with lower limb prostheses. Magellan™ intuitively adjusts to the user's movements, provides greater control, wider range of motion, more comfort and stability than other devices on the market. Magellan™ is the first prosthesis linking users with clinicians through mobile communications technology and cloud computing.

  • productphotoFreedom® portable driver by SynCardia Systems, Inc.

    The Freedom® portable driver is the world's first wearable power supply for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. Weighing 13.5 pounds, the Freedom portable driver allows stable Total Artificial Heart patients to be discharged from the hospital to wait for a matching donor heart at home and in their communities.

  • productphotomySentry™ Remote Glucose Monitor by Medtronic Diabetes

    mySentry, the world's first remote glucose monitor of an integrated insulin pump with Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), was designed to enhance nighttime protection with sensor alerts and alarms that can awaken a caregiver of a person with diabetes to important information.

Diagnostic/Analytic Systems
  • productphotoAccuVein AV400 by AccuVein Inc.

    The AccuVein AV400 takes vein illumination to a new level. Portable and non-contact, it helps practitioners locate veins for IV starts and blood draws by displaying veins below the skin's surface. Venous access can now be less stressful for both the patient and the caregiver.

  • productphoto3M™ Molecular Detection System by 3M Food Safety

    3M Molecular Detection System is an innovative molecular approach for pathogen detection. The system makes for a faster and easier test method because it employs a unique combination of proprietary technologies - isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection. Together, these facilitate a sample preparation process requiring only two transfer steps and report the organism's DNA amplification and detection in real-time.

  • productphotoAura™ by Verisante Technology, Inc.

    Verisante's Aura™ is the world's first rapid in-vivo Raman spectroscopy system for skin cancer detection. This game changing device detects disease associated biochemical changes in the skin, assisting doctors in providing an accurate biopsy decision in under one second. Aura is currently available for sale in Canada, Europe, and Australia.

  • productphotoEfficient Human Physics & Data Management by Dynamic Athletic Research Institute

    Dynamic Athletics Research Institute is the only company in the world capable of measuring human kinetics without the use of any contact based equipment. Our 3-D Motion Capture System efficiently collects full-body data, immediately processes targeted and customized reports for any movement, and comprehensively manages the full-body data.

Game Changer
  • productphotoBioprinters for Regenerative Medicine by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine

    Two unique printers designed by scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine print living cells and biomaterials rather than ink. The goal is to print replacement tissues and organs for human patients. Current projects include printing skin cells onto burn wounds and printing a prototype human kidney.

Surgical Aids
  • productphotoTissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive by Cohera Medical, Inc.®

    TissuGlu® is the first-ever synthetic, high-strength, and non-toxic biocompatible surgical adhesive for large-flap surgeries (such as abdominoplasty). TissuGlu reduces fluid accumulation and the need for post-surgical drains, and has the potential to impact surgeries and the recovery of millions of patients worldwide.

  • productphotoLARIAT® Suture Delivery Device by SentreHEART®

    Our innovation lets doctors safely, rapidly, and precisely tie-off the left atrial appendage (LAA) of the heart under x-ray guidance without opening the chest. The left atrial appendage is the main location for developing stroke-causing clots in the 3.5 million Americans with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm abnormality.

  • productphotoRelieva® Spin Balloon Sinuplasty™ System by Acclarent, Inc.

    Balloon Sinuplasty™ Technology is suite of instruments used by surgeons to treat patients with chronic sinusitis. The new Relieva®Spin device is an FDA-cleared technology that uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways to restore normal sinus drainage.

STUDENT INNOVATOR
  • productphotoNon-Toxic by TOXIC by Middle School Students from SSA's First Lego League Robotics Team, TOXIC

    Non-Toxic by TOXIC is a combination of natural ingredients that removes the waxes (many of which contain gluten) applied to fruits and vegetables and kills the molds and bacteria that become trapped underneath. This product is safe to humans, animals and the environment, and is inexpensive to produce.

TRANSPORTATION
  • productphotoDelphi Connected Car by Delphi Automotive

    Delphi's "Connected Car" allows owners to connect their vehicles to the Internet. After a simple "plug-and-play" installation, owners can monitor and control their vehicles through Delphi's smartphone apps or web portal. Location, vehicle status and Delphi's industry-leading keyfob emulation functionality form the basis of this unique services offering.

  • productphotoMICHELIN® X-Tweel™ SSL by Michelin North America, Inc.

    The MICHELIN® X-TWEEL™ SSL, a non-pneumatic solution for skid steers. The Tweel is a single unit which replaces the 23 components of a radial tire. It is comprised of a rigid hub, connected to a shear band with flexible, deformable spokes and a tread band, functioning as a single unit.

  • productphotoParker™ by Streetline, Inc.

    Streetline and Cisco are combining vehicle detection sensors and an intelligent networking technology platform to provide real-time smart parking applications. Residents and visitors access real-time parking availability and free WiFi, while cities enjoy a quick ROI and develop an Internet of Things - a mesh network of easily deployed senors.


Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas A. Edison

The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.

Thomas A. Edison

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas A. Edison

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.

Thomas A. Edison

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress.

Thomas A. Edison

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas A. Edison
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