Author: Edison Awards

Since 1987, The Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world. The organization is named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name across the world. The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Edison, while strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity.

Technology in Beauty: Marrying Innovation and Commercialization

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Research, development, and innovation are what Thomas Edison is most commonly known for. What people often overlook is that commercializing a product, creating a need for it, and seeing it sold, is also a large part of Edison’s legacy. He was a brilliant marketer and found great joy in doing it. This aspect of Edison’s … Continue reading Technology in Beauty: Marrying Innovation and Commercialization

Hardcore technology is now driving the beauty industry with Wayne Liu of Perfect Corp | Episode 5

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Wayne Liu, SVP of Perfect Corp, joins Justin Starbird to discuss how a hardcore technology company applies their innovation to the beauty industry. Yes, to their roots, Perfect Corp incorporates R&D, engineering and innovation to all of their projects. According to Wayne, “…More than two-thirds of our employees are really technically driven. However, it’s not … Continue reading Hardcore technology is now driving the beauty industry with Wayne Liu of Perfect Corp | Episode 5

The Sanitizing Solution That Could “Re-Open The World!” – an innovation that is making a difference | Episode 4

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This is the Sanitizing Solution that could “Re-open the World!” Chris Vazzana talks about www.Klean-Pak.com and the journey to a whole new product line with Host Justin Starbird. In true Edison fashion, Chris and his team asked themselves if, “… there is a way that we could take some of our existing core technology and … Continue reading The Sanitizing Solution That Could “Re-Open The World!” – an innovation that is making a difference | Episode 4

People, Culture, and Vision: Ken Gray on Innovation and How to Approach It

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The mission that lies at the core of the Edison Awards is inspiring and fostering innovation by highlighting the achievements of revolutionary innovators worldwide. But what is innovation? How is it defined, and how should it be approached? Steering Committee member and former Global Director of Innovation at Caterpillar Inc. Ken Gray offers his unique … Continue reading People, Culture, and Vision: Ken Gray on Innovation and How to Approach It

Efficiency and Sustainability: Software Motor Company’s Smart Motor System

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This year, Software Motor Company was awarded Gold in the Energy and Sustainability category and the Smart Building Solutions subcategory with their SMC Smart Motor System. The system is the world’s most reliable, intelligent, and energy-efficient system in the world, featuring automated controls and cloud connectivity. Hot off SMC’s win, Executive Chairman Ryan Morris visits … Continue reading Efficiency and Sustainability: Software Motor Company’s Smart Motor System

Inspiring Innovation Through Culture and Environment

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To be successful, innovation must have a nurturing environment in which to thrive. Failing to provide employees of your company with policies and practices that encourage the creativity and risk-taking required for innovative endeavors stifles their ability to do their best work and present the best results. At this year’s Edison Awards, Software Motor Company … Continue reading Inspiring Innovation Through Culture and Environment

Companies are Vehicles for Change in the World with Ryan Morris | Episode 3

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Ryan Morris, Executive Chairman of Software Motor Company, has always viewed business and companies as vehicles for solving important problems in the world. He shares and explains the SMC mission is to transform all motors in the world to be optimally efficient systems. Software Motor Company, a 2020 Edison Award WINNER, is poised to disrupt … Continue reading Companies are Vehicles for Change in the World with Ryan Morris | Episode 3

People, Culture, and Vision: Ken Gray on Innovation | Episode 2

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Ken Gray, Edison Awards Steering Committee member and former Global Director of Innovation at Caterpillar Inc., joins host Justin Starbird. Today they discuss Ken’s unique and insightful perspective on the elements companies should consider while focusing on innovation. Justin & Ken go back nearly 10 years and their friendship started at the Edison Awards in … Continue reading People, Culture, and Vision: Ken Gray on Innovation | Episode 2

History of the Edison Awards – Inspiration for Innovation with guest Frank Bonafilia | Episode 1

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Listen today as Justin talks with Edison Awards Executive Director, Frank Bonafilia about how the Edison Awards got its start, who was first recognized and what makes him so committed to innovation. The Edison Awards is one of the few global platforms that really recognizes, honors, and fosters innovation innovators. Frank shares how, “it’s really … Continue reading History of the Edison Awards – Inspiration for Innovation with guest Frank Bonafilia | Episode 1