Edison Awards Announces 2013 Finalists
CHICAGO, IL, Feb 13, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
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(TM) 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
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,
MatrixSelect by Symbotic
Research & Collaborative Tools
Kingfisher M200 by Clearpath
iPad(R) Television Audience Measurement by Nielsen
Prodigy by WiTricity Corp.
Hermes by Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.
Robotic Convoy System by Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
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
Open Graphic Navigator for Building Systems by The
Mircom Group of Companies
CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS
Vue(R) by Keurig, a subsidiary of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters,
Verismo(TM) System by Starbucks
Cascades(R) Antibacterial Paper Hand Towel by
Cascades Tissue Group
CleanWell Botanical Disinfectant by CleanWell
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
Touchscreen Deadbolt by Schlage
Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Treatment by Avon
Everyday GLO(TM) Teeth Whitening Maintenance by GLO
tn(R) by Yuhan Kimberly
ELECTRONICS & COMPUTERS
ClickShare by Barco
Knowledge Vision with KV Track by Knowledge Vision Systems
AT&T U-verse Easy Remote App by AT&T Inc.
Libratone Zipp by Libratone
Logitech UE(TM) 9000 Wireless
Olive ONE Home Music Server by Olive
AGIGARAM(R) Non-Volatile Memory Module by
AgigA Tech, Inc.
Exede Internet by ViaSat Inc.
Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor by Qualcomm Inc.
ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
3M LED advanced light by 3M
Light Replicator by Telelumen
Intelligent Lighting System by
Liquid Robotics Wave Glider by
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(R) and Picklex(R) 20 by International
The Hartford Financial Services Group by The
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
Business Sphere by Procter & Gamble - Global
Thomson Reuters Eikon by Thomson Reuters
ecoATM by ecoATM, Inc.
Waterfunds by The Nature Conservancy
Mayo Clinic Patient App by Mayo Clinic Center
Asthma Connected Care App by Mayo Clinic Center for
TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud by TraceLink, Inc.
AIRprint by Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.
OnStar Family Link by OnStar
Thermo Scientific TruNarc by Thermo
LIFESTYLE & SOCIAL IMPACT
Carbon Disclosure Project
by Carbon Disclosure Project
WellnessAd & Education Ad by CBS
Healthy Heart for All by Medtronic
Foundation's Future Vision Plan by The Rotary Foundation
Cell Health(TM) Institute by Cell Health(TM)
Dakim BrainFitness by Dakim, Inc.
ErgoErgo by ErgoErgo
larklife by lark Technologies
Martian Watches by Martian Watches
Timer for iPad by Time Timer LLC
Quality of Life
Audioeye by Audioeye, Inc.
M.I. Dengue by Ecovec
Tuungane Project by The Nature Conservancy
Twin Wing Tsunami
Barrier by Van den Noort Innovations BV
Emergensee(TM) by Adlens
The John Lennon(TM)
Collection by Adlens
Backpack Bed(TM) Tropical by Backpack Bed(TM)
Swags for Homeless
Firefly Newborn Phototherapy by Design that
LIVING, WORKING & LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
InSource Program by Decipher
Advancement Center Research Lab & Showcase by Johnson Controls
Catalyst: Mining Company of the Future by Kellogg Innovation Network
Learning Support/Behavioral Change
Trash Cancer by Cancer
Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook by Discovery
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
Uninterrupted shoppable video "Falling for You"
by Target Corp.
The Behavior Platform by Badgeville
Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings by Nielsen
Eco Red Shield by Eco Building Products,
Blue Lantern Nano Coater by Integrated Surface Technologies
Invisible SHIELD EXTREME by ZAGG, Inc.
Spicer Diamond Series Driveshaft by Dana Holding Corp.
RPT(TM) - Reactive Protection Technology by G-Form LLC
Whitetopping(R) 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
Sustainable production of lithium and other critical
materials by Simbol Materials
MEDIA & VISUAL COMMUNICATION
ScreenBeam by Actiontec
SmartStick by FAVI Entertainment
Logitech(R) TV Cam
HD, Skype(TM) by Logitech
zSpace by Infinite Z, Inc.
MakerBot(R) Replicator(TM) 2
Desktop 3D Printer by MakerBot Industries
Netpage by Netpage
NEWA by EndyMed Medical Ltd.
(azficel-T) by Fibrocell Science, Inc.
ARTAS(R) System by
mySentry by Medtronic Inc., - Diabetes
Magellan(TM) Microprocessor Foot Ankle system by Orthocare
Freedom(R) 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,
Bioprinters for Regenerative Medicine by Wake Forest
Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Relieva(R) Spin Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) System by
TissuGlu(R) Surgical Adhesive by Cohera Medical,
SentreHEART Lariat Suture Delivery Device by SentreHEART, Inc.
Non-Toxic by TOXIC by Middle School Students from
SSA's First Lego League
Connected Car by Delphi Automotive
MICHELIN(R) X-Twell(TM) SSL by
Michelin North America, Inc.
Parker(TM) 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
SOURCE: Edison Awards
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