Last night marked the 25th annual Edison Awards Gala in New York, where hundreds of senior marketing and product design executives, representing world-recognized brands as well as up and coming companies, gathered to celebrate exceptional innovation in 15 categories and industries.
Nominations for the Edison Awards were collected for several months before the finalists for each category were announced in mid-February. The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medicine.
The nominees were judged on a new set of evaluation criteria developed in partnership with Nielsen. The new criteria establish a new definition of innovation, leveraging the primary assessment themes of concept, value, delivery and impact. Being recognized with an Edison Award is one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business.
The highlight of the Edison Awards Gala was the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to Chris Anderson, TED Curator, as well as an Edison Lifetime Achievement Award in tribute to Steve Jobs. These awards honor innovative leaders and business executives who have had a significant impact and have made a lasting contribution to innovation throughout their careers.
Without further ado, here is the full list of this year’s winners:
GOLD – IBM Watson Solutions
GOLD – eCoupled™ Intelligent Wireless Power by Fulton Innovation
SILVER – Combination USB Charger Receptacle by Cooper Wiring Devices
BRONZE – Craftsman® NEXTEC QuickBoost™ Charger
GOLD – Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings™ by Nielsen
SILVER – Honest-Signals Psychological Sensing Systems by Cogito Corporation
BRONZE – Mind Genomics/IdeaMap®.Net by Moskowitz Jacobs, Inc.
GOLD – Nexia™ Home Intelligence by Ingersoll Rand Residential Solutions
SILVER – Craftsman® AssureLink™ Garage Door Opener
CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS
GOLD – MiO Liquid Water Enhancer by Kraft Foods
SILVER – Orville Redenbacher’s Pop-Up Bowl by ConAgra Foods
BRONZE – Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ by Pinnacle Foods Group LLC
GOLD – Tide Pods by The Procter & Gamble Co.
SILVER – Flings® Pop-Up Trash & Recycling Bins by TrashCo. Inc.
BRONZE – bobble jug by Move Collective LLC
GOLD – Philips Sonicare AirFloss by Philips Sonicare
SILVER – GLO Brilliant® Personal Teeth Whitening Device by GLO Science Inc.
BRONZE – Crest® 3D White Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips by The Procter & Gamble Co.
EDISON GREEN AWARD
GOLD – Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations, LLC
SILVER – Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
BRONZE – Gas Letdown Generator by Langson Energy, Inc.
GOLD – ConAgra Foods & Forgotten Harvest
SILVER – Journey to Sustainability by Rodney Williams and Ron Scott of the Newark Public Schools
BRONZE – Johnson Controls Inc.
ELECTRONICS & COMPUTERS
GOLD – Memjet technologies by Memjet
SILVER – ABAX® 3PLD by Tabula®
BRONZE – AP 6511 802.11n Wall Plate Access Point by Motorola Solutions
GOLD – Logitech Harmony® Link by Logitech
SILVER – SkyProdigy Computerized Telescope by Celestron
BRONZE – Logitech® UE™ Air Speaker with Apple’s AirPlay®
GOLD – Lytro Light Field Camera by Lytro Inc.
SILVER – Eyez Glasses by ZionEyez LLC
BRONZE – MOD Live by Recon Instruments
GOLD – iPhone 4s with Siri by Apple
SILVER – DROID RAZR by Motorola
BRONZE – Kindle Fire by Amazon
ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
GOLD – Zero-Emission Class 8 Hydrogen Truck by Total Transportation Services, Inc.
SILVER – Independence Package® by Energy Xtreme
BRONZE – Electric Motor System by KLD Energy Technologies Inc.
GOLD – DOW POWERHO– USE™ Solar Shingles by The Dow Chemical Company
SILVER – FORTECO™ Lightweight Composite Framing by Lightweight Structures, LLC
BRONZE – Indow® Windows by Indow® Windows
GOLD – Lithium-Air and Lithium-Water Batteries by PolyPlus Battery Company
SILVER – nPower® PEG (Personal Energy Generator) by Tremont Electric
BRONZE – Carbon Engineering™ by Kiverdi
GOLD – Nest Learning Thermostat by Nest
SILVER – SWITCH75 by SWITCH Lighting™
BRONZE – The Panoptix™ solution by Johnson Controls
GOLD – Dyson Hot + Cool, Dyson
SILVER – TikTok + LunaTik by Scott Wilson & MINIMAL
BRONZE – WordLock® by WordLock, Inc.
GOLD – Lift’n Buddy® by Ergologistics™ LLC
SILVER – The Kobalt Double-Drive by Kobalt® / Lowe’s®
BRONZE – Slice Box Cutter by Slice
GOLD – Transclick™ Mobile Translation Apps Infrastructure by Transclick, Inc.
SILVER – Abriiz™ by Ideomed®
BRONZE – Chicago Traffic Tracker by City of Chicago, Department of Transportation
GOLD – Green Box® Solution by ViridiSTOR® LLC
SILVER – Carbonite Business by Carbonite®
BRONZE – Appcelerator Titanium™ by Appcelerator
GOLD – First Assist by OnStar
SILVER – Smart911 by Rave Mobile Safety
BRONZE -Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ by Webroot Inc.
GOLD – GiveForward fundraising pages by GiveForward
SILVER – Clean Energy Finance Model by Ygrene
SILVER – GoodSearch, LLC
BRONZE – EcoAd Program by CBS EcoMedia Inc.
LIFESTYLE & SOCIAL IMPACT
Health & Wellness
GOLD – GE Adventure Series by GE Healthcare
SILVER – Wellness Record by applepeak
BRONZE – HealthCoach by inHealth, a Division of HealthGrades
Quality of Life
GOLD – emPower! by PixelOptics™
SILVER – 3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape by 3M Health Care
SILVER – The HopeFULL Gift Pack® by The HopeFULL Company
BRONZE – The SimplyHome System by SimplyHome, LLC
GOLD – chotuKool by Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co.
SILVER – ACE by Whirlpool Corporation
BRONZE – Assimilating Rural Youth into knowledge economy through impact sourcing by RuralShores
LIVING, WORKING & LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Collaborative Networks & Support
GOLD – Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network by Kern Family Foundation
SILVER – Preparing Women for Global Leadership: College Prep and Beyond by Regina Dominican
BRONZE – OpenStudy by Inquus Corporation
GOLD – The 21st Century Youth Project by Emile Cambry, Jr.
SILVER – Discovery Education K-8 Science Techbook by Discovery Education
BRONZE – Innovation 101 Digital Educational Module by The Henry Ford
GOLD – Corning® Gorilla® Glass by Corning Incorporated
SILVER – Liquipel by Liquipel
BRONZE – Smart InMold™ by T-Ink, Inc.
Safety & Sustainability
GOLD – BoralPure™ Technology Smog Eating Tile by Boral Roofing Products, LLC
SILVER – PURETi™ Self-Cleaning, Air-Purifying Solutions by PURETi Inc.
BRONZE – XyloBag™ by cycleWood Solutions Inc.
GOLD – Citrix® GoToMeeting® with HDFaces™
SILVER – iMeet by PGi
BRONZE – Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile by Polycom, Inc.
GOLD – Cybertecture® Mirror by James Law Cybertecture®
SILVER – LG CINEMA 3D by LG Electronics USA
BRONZE – VIZIO Theater 3D™ by VIZIO
GOLD – BallPark Cam system by MLB Network®
SILVER – Everloop.com by Everloop
NEW RETAIL FRONTIERS
GOLD – Tide Dry Cleaners® by The Procter & Gamble Company
SILVER – KinekPoint by Kinek
GOLD – Corus® CAD Gene Expression Test by CardioDx
SILVER – Aerobic Procedure for Lactic Acid Bacteria with 3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plates by 3M Food Safety
BRONZE – Tissue-based compound screening by InvivoSciences™
GOLD – Telcare Blood Glucose Monitoring System by Telcare
SILVER – ZocDoc
BRONZE – Clinical Message™ co-developed by QRS and the CICC
GOLD – Ekso by Ekso Bionics
SILVER – AMP® by Starkey Hearing Technologies
BRONZE – Renew SleepClock™ by GEAR4
BRONZE – SleepView® Monitor and Portal by Midmark Corporation
GOLD – SCALEVIEW™ by Olympus America Inc.
SILVER – NETRA-G by EyeNETRA Inc.
BRONZE – MelaFind® by MELA Sciences, Inc.
GOLD – Synthetic Vaccine Particles™ by Selecta Biosciences
SILVER – Human Monoclonal Antibody Discovery Platform by Adimab LLC
BRONZE – Diabecline® antibiotic by pharmaCline
BRONZE – PROPEL™ Mometasone Furoate Implant by Intersect ENT
GOLD – Absorb™ Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold by Abbott
SILVER – Percutaneous Surgical Set (PSS) by Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
BRONZE – Parachute™ by CardioKinetix, Inc.
THOMAS A. EDISON MARKETING AWARD
GOLD – The Domino Project by Seth Godin
SILVER – HubSpot all-in-one marketing software
SILVER – YouTube Space Lab by YouTube
BRONZE – Single Source+ Advertising Analytics by Nielsen Catalina Solutions
GOLD – 2012 Ford Focus Electric by Ford Motor Company
SILVER – Fisker Karma EVer™ by Fisker Automotive
BRONZE – The Tyrano™ by Vision Motor Corp.
GOLD – OnStar For My Vehicle (FMV) by OnStar
SILVER – Back-up Collision Intervention by Nissan Motor Company
BRONZE – Keyless Information Security System by HeistProof®
GOLD – Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft by SpaceX
SILVER – WaveJet Propulsion System by Boomerboard LLC
BRONZE – Blink Level 2 charger by ECOtality
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