2013 Edison Awards Announced for Innovative Products and Services

CHICAGO--()--The Edison Awards, which celebrate game-changing new products and services from around the world in the spirit of Thomas Edison, announced its 2013 winners Thursday night in Chicago at a ceremony attended by 400 international business leaders and innovators.

Innovations honored last night crossed a broad spectrum of industries and applications. Winning innovations ranged from a unique new barrier to harness tsunamis to a backpack bed with built-in mosquito netting for the homeless.

The winners, which are already successful in the marketplace, were judged by a panel of more than 3,000 peers, including business executives, past winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medicine.

From consumer packaged goods to 21st century advances in regenerative medicine, award-winning innovations in this year's competition will now align themselves with the Edison brand as an acknowledgement that a jury of prestigious judges deemed their inventive solutions worthy of the distinction.

“The awards demonstrate the incredible range and pace of innovation globally and across a wide variety of industries,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards. He added: “It is important that such excellence in innovation be widely recognized and done so in the spirit of the world’s greatest inventor.”

One of the evening’s many highlights was the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated.

Sponsors of the 2013 Edison Awards included Nielsen, Discovery Communications; McAndrews Held & Malloy; Science Channel and USA Today.

About the Edison Awards™

The Edison Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards and more information on the winners, visit www.edisonawards.com. The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators.

A complete list of 2013 winners follows:

 

Productivity Tools

 
Gold -- Baxter by Rethink Robotics
Silver -- MatrixSelect™ Automated Storage and Fulfillment System by Symbotic LLC
Bronze -- Mixed Row Palletizing (MXRP) Gripper by Grenzebach Americas
 

Research and Collaborative Tools

 
Gold -- Prodigy by WiTricity Corp.
Silver -- Kingfisher Unmanned Surface Vessel by Clearpath Robotics
Bronze -- iPad® Audience Measurement by Nielsen
 

Safety

 

Gold -- Synthetic Vision on a Head-up Display by Rockwell Collins

Silver -- Hermes by Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.

Bronze -- Guideline™ Robotic Convoy System by Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
Bronze -- APSE™ BioPhotonic Devices by Engeenuity
 

Smart Systems

 
Gold -- OpenGN: Open Graphic Navigator for Building Monitoring and Control by The Mircom Group
Silver -- Detroit® Virtual Technician,™ developed by Zonar
Bronze -- Livio Connect by Livio

Finalist -- MobileIron

 

CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS

 

Beverage Preparation

 
Gold -- Keurig® Vue® brewer
Silver -- Senseo® Sarista by DE Masterblender 1753
Bronze -- Verismo™ System by Starbucks
 

Cleaning Solutions

 
Gold -- Cascades® Antibacterial Paper Towel
Silver -- CleanWell Botanical Disinfectant
Bronze -- SoapTime®
Finalist -- Soft Scrub® 4-in-1 Toilet Care by Henkel
 

Household

 
Gold -- iRobot Looj® 330 Gutter Cleaning Robot
Silver -- Touchscreen DeadboltGYRO™™ by Schlage
Bronze -- 4V MAX* Lithium Ion Screwdriver by Black & Decker®
Bronze -- Clean Cubes
 

Personal Care

 
Gold -- Everyday GLO™ Teeth Whitening Maintenance by GLO Science Inc.
Silver -- Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Treatment by Avon Products, Inc.
Bronze -- tn® by Yuhan Kimberly
 

ELECTRONICS & COMPUTERS

 

Content Management

 
Gold -- ClickShare by Barco
Silver -- KnowledgeVision with KV Track®
Bronze -- Neon Thumbnails
 

Entertainment

 
Gold -- AT&T U-verse Easy Remote App
Silver -- Olive ONE Home Music Server
Bronze -- Libratone Zipp
Finalist -- Logitech UE™ 9000 Wireless Headphones
 

IT/Computing Solutions

 
Gold -- AGIGARAM® Non-Volatile Memory Module by AgigA Tech, Inc.
Silver -- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 MSM8960 processor
Bronze -- Exede® Internet by ViaSat Inc.
 

ENERGY

 

Lighting

 
Gold -- Intelligent Lighting System by Digital Lumens
Silver -- Light Replicator™ by Telelumen
Bronze -- 3M LED advanced light
 

Power Generation/Utilization

 
Gold -- Wave Glider® by Liquid Robotics
Silver -- HYACS (High-Yield Algae Cultivation System)™ by SEE ALGAE Technology GmbH
Bronze -- The SOCCKET by Uncharted Play
 

Transportation

 
Gold -- 787 Dreamliner by The Boeing Company Design Team and TEAGUE
Silver -- 336E H hybrid excavator by Caterpillar Inc.
Bronze -- GM Landfill-Free Program by General Motors Company
 

INNOVATIVE SERVICES

 

Business Optimization

 
Gold -- Square Register™
Silver -- DocuSign Ink®
Bronze -- Intuit GoPayment by Intuit
 

Collaboration/Knowledge Management

 
Gold -- Quill™ by Narrative Science
Silver -- Business Sphere by Procter & Gamble Global Business Services
Bronze -- Mindjet
Finalist -- Thomson Reuters Eikon
 

Environment/Conservation

 
Gold -- ecoATM®
Silver --Water Funds by The Nature Conservancy
Bronze -- First e-Stewards Certification by e-Cycle LLC
 

Health Management

 
Gold -- Mayo Clinic Patient App
Silver -- Asthma Connected Care App
Bronze -- TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud
 

Safety/Security

 
Gold -- AIRprint by Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.
Silver -- Family Link by OnStar
Bronze -- Thermo Scientific TruNarc by Thermo Fisher Scientific
 

EDISON GREEN AWARD

 
Gold -- Rubber Way® by World Recycling Surfacing Group
Silver -- The Hartford Financial Services Group
Bronze -- Picklex® 20 and Picklex® by International Chemical Products, Inc.
 

LIFESTYLE AND SOCIAL IMPACT

 

Funding Models

 
Gold -- Healthy Heart for All by Medtronic, Inc.
Silver -- The Future Vision Plan by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Bronze -- WellnessAd & EducationAd by CBS EcoMedia Inc.

Finalist -- Carbon Disclosure Project

 

Personal Wellness

 
Gold -- larklife by lark Technologies
Silver -- Dakim® BrainFitness™.
Bronze -- CellHealth™ Institute
Finalist -- ErgoErgo
 

Productivity Tools

 
Gold -- Martian Watches by Martian Watches
Silver -- Time Timer® for iPad
 

Quality of Life

 
Gold -- Audioeye™ Accessibility Platform
Gold -- Tuungane Project by The Nature Conservancy
Silver -- Twin Wing Tsunami Barrier by Van der Noort Innovations BV
Bronze -- M.I. Dengue® by Ecovec S.A.
 

Social Impact

 
Gold -- Firefly Newborn Phototherapy by Design that Matters
Silver -- Backpack Bed™ Tropical by Swags for Homeless
Bronze -- Emergensee™ by Adlens®
Finalist -- The John Lennon™ Collection by Adlens®
 

LIVING, WORKING & LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

 

Collaborative Innovation/Service Delivery

 
Gold -- Energy Advancement Center by Johnson Controls
Silver -- KIN Catalyst: Mining Company of the Future by Kellogg Innovation Network
Bronze -- InSource Program by Decipher
 

Learning Support/Behavior Change

 
Gold -- Nature Works Everywhere by The Nature Conservancy
Silver -- Trash Cancer™ by Cancer Schmancer®
Silver -- Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook™
Bronze -- Science Education Solutions by Hands-On Labs
 

THOMAS A. EDISON MARKETING AWARD

 

Communication/Campaign

 
Gold -- AdHQ by Integrate
Silver -- BeKnown by Monster Worldwide
Bronze -- Uninterrupted shoppable video...Falling For You by Target Corporation
 

Measurement/Management Tools

 
Gold -- Optify® by Optify Connect
Silver -- The Behavior Platform by Badgeville
Bronze -- Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings
 

MATERIAL SCIENCE

 

Coatings

 
Gold -- Eco Red Shield™ by Eco Building Products, Inc.
Silver -- Blue Lantern Nano Coater by Integrated Surface Technologies
Bronze -- invisibleSHIELD EXTREME by ZAGG Inc.
 

Composites

 
Gold -- Rawlings S100® Pro Comp™ Batting Helmet
Silver -- UltraLot Whitetopping® by Rabine Group
Bronze -- Spicer® Diamond Series™ Driveshaft by Dana Holding Corporation
Finalist -- RPT™ - Reactive Protection Technology by G-Form LLC
 

Processes

 
Gold -- Advanced Robotic Laser Coating Removal System (ARLCRS) by Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center and Concurrent Technologies Corporation
Silver -- The Elevance Biorefinery by Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
Bronze -- Sustainable production of lithium and other critical materials by Simbol Materials
 

MEDIA

 

Connectivity

 
Gold -- ScreenBeam by Actiontec Electronics
Silver - Logitech® TV Cam HD
Bronze -- SmartStick™ by FAVI Entertainment
 

Design

 
Gold -- MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer

Silver -- zSpace

Bronze -- Netpage
 

SCIENCE/MEDICAL

 

Aesthetics

 
Gold -- ARTAS® Robotic System by Restoration Robotics, Inc.

Silver -- LAVIV® (azficel-T) by Fibrocell Science, Inc.

Bronze -- NEWA by EndyMed Medical Ltd.
 

Assistive Devices

 
Gold -- Magellan™ Microprocessor Foot Ankle system by Orthocare Innovations
Silver -- Freedom® portable driver by SynCardia Systems, Inc.
Bronze -- mySentry™ Remote Glucose Monitor by Medtronic Diabetes
 

Diagnostic/Analytic Systems

 
Gold -- AccuVein AV400
Silver -- 3M™ Molecular Detection System
Bronze -- Aura™ by Verisante Technology, Inc.
Finalist -- Efficient Human Physics & Data Management by Dynamic Athletic Research Institute
 

Game Changer

 
Gold -- Bioprinters for Regenerative Medicine by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine
 

Surgical Aids

 
Gold -- TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive by Cohera Medical, Inc.®
Silver -- LARIAT® Suture Delivery Device by SentreHEART®
Bronze -- Relieva® Spin Balloon Sinuplasty™ System by Acclarent, Inc.
 

STUDENT INNOVATOR

 
Gold -- Non-Toxic by TOXIC by Middle School Students from Sedona Science Academy in Tucson’s First Lego League Robotics Team
 

TRANSPORTATION

 
Gold -- Delphi Connected Car by Delphi Automotive
Silver -- MICHELIN® X-Tweel™ SSL by Michelin North America, Inc.
Bronze -- Parker™ by Streetline, Inc.
 

Contacts

The Dilenschneider Group
Jonathan Dedmon
T. 312-553-0700
C. 312-415-1352
jdedmon@dgi-chicago.com

Release Summary

The Edison Awards, which celebrate innovative new products and services from around the world in the spirit of Thomas Edison, announced its 2013 winners Thursday night in Chicago.

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Contacts

The Dilenschneider Group
Jonathan Dedmon
T. 312-553-0700
C. 312-415-1352
jdedmon@dgi-chicago.com