CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2013) - The Edison Awards, celebrating its 26th year of honoring innovators and innovation, has announced its finalists for the internationally renowned 2013 Edison Awards. Since 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized game changing new products and services. Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business.
"The Edison Awards provides a robust platform for honoring the best in innovation, and encourages today's development teams, researchers, designers, and entrepreneurs to dream big. We're inspired by our 2013 finalists and delighted to have this opportunity to recognize and promote the outstanding accomplishments they represent," says Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director of the Edison Awards.
The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product development methods and innovative achievements garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name around the world. The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ is judged by a panel of more than 3,000 individuals, including members of seven different associations representing a wide variety of industries and disciplines. The panel also includes professionals from the fields of product development & design, engineering, science and education. In this comprehensive, peer-review process, the nominees were judged on a set of evaluation criteria developed in partnership with Nielsen. These criteria represent a new definition of innovation, leveraging the primary themes of Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact. Finalists symbolize 21st century innovation across 12 categories across a diverse range of industries.
Award winners will be announced April 25, 2013 at the Grand Ballroom of Chicago's historic Navy Pier. The annual Edison Awards program encompasses multiple events over a two-day period including an Opening Reception, Meet the Innovators Forum, Innovators' Showcase and the black-tie Gala where the winners will be announced
Edison Award finalists are invited to 'give back' and become active participants in fostering the next generation of innovators through programs designed by Edison Universe, the Awards' charitable, not-for profit, parent organization. The full list of finalists include:
Mixed Row Palletizing (MXRP) Gripper by KUKA Systems Corp.
Baxter by Rethink Robotics, Inc.
MatrixSelect by Symbotic
Research & Collaborative Tools
Kingfisher M200 by Clearpath Robotics
iPad® Television Audience Measurement by Nielsen
Prodigy by WiTricity Corp.
Hermes by Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.
Guideline Robotic Convoy System by Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
APSE™ BioPhotonic Devices by Engeenuity
Synthetic Vision on a Head-Up Display by Rockwell Collins
Virtual Technician by Detroit Diesel, Div. of Daimler Trucks North America
Livio Connect by Livio
MobileIron by MobileIron
Open Graphic Navigator for Building Systems by The Mircom Group of Companies
CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS
Vue® by Keurig, a subsidiary of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
Verismo™ System by Starbucks
Cascades® Antibacterial Paper Hand Towel by Cascades Tissue Group
CleanWell Botanical Disinfectant by CleanWell Co.
Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care by Henkel Consumer Goods, Inc.
SoapTime by SoapTime
GYRO 4V MAX Lithium Ion Screwdriver by Black & Decker
Clean Cubes by Clean Cubes LLC
iRobot Looj Gutter Cleaning Robot by iRobot
Touchscreen Deadbolt by Schlage
Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Treatment by Avon Products, Inc.
Everyday GLO™ Teeth Whitening Maintenance by GLO Science Inc.
tn® by Yuhan Kimberly
ELECTRONICS & COMPUTERS
ClickShare by Barco
Knowledge Vision with KV Track by Knowledge Vision Systems
Neon by Neon
AT&T U-verse Easy Remote App by AT&T Inc.
Libratone Zipp by Libratone
Logitech UE™ 9000 Wireless Headphones
Olive ONE Home Music Server by Olive
AGIGARAM® Non-Volatile Memory Module by AgigA Tech, Inc.
Exede Internet by ViaSat Inc.
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor by Qualcomm Inc.
ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
3M LED advanced light by 3M
Light Replicator by Telelumen
Intelligent Lighting System by Digital Lumens
Liquid Robotics Wave Glider by Liquid Robotics
HYACS (High-Yield Algae Cultivation System) by SEE ALGAE Technology GmbH
Soccket by Uncharted Play
336E H Hybrid Excavator by Caterpillar, Inc.
General Motors Company by General Motors
Boeing 787 Dreamliner by The Boeing Company and TEAGUE
EDISON GREEN AWARD
Picklex® and Picklex® 20 by International Chemical Products
The Hartford Financial Services Group by The Hartford
World Recycling Surfacing Group by United Sustainable Surfacing of America, LLC
DocuSign Ink by DocuSign
Intuit GoPayment by Intuit
Square Register by Square
Mindjet by Mindjet
Quill by Narrative Science
Business Sphere by Procter & Gamble - Global Business Services
Thomson Reuters Eikon by Thomson Reuters
ecoATM by ecoATM, Inc.
e-Cycle by e-Cycle LLC
Waterfunds by The Nature Conservancy
Mayo Clinic Patient App by Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
Asthma Connected Care App by Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud by TraceLink, Inc.
AIRprint by Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.
OnStar Family Link by OnStar
Thermo Scientific TruNarc by Thermo Fisher Scientific
LIFESTYLE & SOCIAL IMPACT
Carbon Disclosure Project by Carbon Disclosure Project
WellnessAd & Education Ad by CBS EcoMedia, Inc.
Healthy Heart for All by Medtronic
The Rotary Foundation's Future Vision Plan by The Rotary Foundation
Cell Health™ Institute by Cell Health™ Institute
Dakim BrainFitness by Dakim, Inc.
ErgoErgo by ErgoErgo Inc.
larklife by lark Technologies
Martian Watches by Martian Watches
Time Timer for iPad by Time Timer LLC
Quality of Life
Audioeye by Audioeye, Inc.
M.I. Dengue by Ecovec S.A.
Tuungane Project by The Nature Conservancy
Twin Wing Tsunami Barrier by Van den Noort Innovations BV
Emergensee™ by Adlens
The John Lennon™ Collection by Adlens
Backpack Bed™ Tropical by Backpack Bed™ Swags for Homeless
Firefly Newborn Phototherapy by Design that Matters
LIVING, WORKING & LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Collaborative Innovation/Service Delivery
InSource Program by Decipher
Energy Advancement Center Research Lab & Showcase by Johnson Controls
KIN Catalyst: Mining Company of the Future by Kellogg Innovation Network
Learning Support/Behavioral Change
Trash Cancer by Cancer Schmancer
Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook by Discovery Education
Hands-On Labs by Hands-On Labs
Nature Works Everywhere by The Nature Conservancy
THOMAS A. EDISON MARKETING AWARD
Centralized Media-Management Platform by Integrate
BeKnown by Monster Worldwide
Uninterrupted shoppable video "Falling for You" by Target Corp.
The Behavior Platform by Badgeville
Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings by Nielsen
Optify Connect by Optify
Eco Red Shield by Eco Building Products, Inc.
Blue Lantern Nano Coater by Integrated Surface Technologies
Invisible SHIELD EXTREME by ZAGG, Inc.
Spicer Diamond Series Driveshaft by Dana Holding Corp.
RPT™ - Reactive Protection Technology by G-Form LLC
UltraLot Whitetopping® by Rabine Group
Rawlings S100 Pro Camp Batting Helmet by Rawlings Sporting Goods
Advanced Robotic Laser Coating Removal System by Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center
Elevance Renewable Sciences Biorefinery by Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
Sustainable production of lithium and other critical materials by Simbol Materials
MEDIA & VISUAL COMMUNICATION
ScreenBeam by Actiontec Electronics
SmartStick by FAVI Entertainment
Logitech® TV Cam HD, Skype™ by Logitech
zSpace by Infinite Z, Inc.
MakerBot® Replicator™ 2 Desktop 3D Printer by MakerBot Industries
Netpage by Netpage
NEWA by EndyMed Medical Ltd.
LAVIV (azficel-T) by Fibrocell Science, Inc.
ARTAS® System by Restoration Robotics
mySentry by Medtronic Inc., - Diabetes
Magellan™ Microprocessor Foot Ankle system by Orthocare Innovations
Freedom® portable driver by SynCardia Systems, Inc.
3M Molecular Detection System by 3M
AccuVein AV400 by AccuVein, Inc.
3-D Motion Capture System by Dynamic Athletic Research Institute
Aura by Verisante Technology, Inc.
Bioprinters for Regenerative Medicine by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Relieva® Spin Balloon Sinuplasty™ System by Acclarent, Inc.
TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive by Cohera Medical, Inc.
SentreHEART Lariat Suture Delivery Device by SentreHEART, Inc.
Non-Toxic by TOXIC by Middle School Students from SSA's First Lego League
Delphi Connected Car by Delphi Automotive
MICHELIN® X-Twell™ SSL by Michelin North America, Inc.
Parker™ by Streetline, Inc.
About the Edison Awards
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators including projects that bridge students to industry. The 2013 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science Channel and USA Today. For more information about the Edison Awards and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.