PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today announced that 31 French companies were selected as CES® 2018 Innovation Honorees for outstanding innovation, receiving 42 awards in total. Two companies, Blue Frog Robotics and Lancey Energy Storage, were awarded the Best of Innovation classification. The announcement was made during the fifth annual CES Unveiled Paris, where innovative exhibitors, top tier media and other industry professionals gathered to see a preview of CES 2018. Owned and produced by CTA, CES 2018 will run January 9-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.
“France’s most innovative companies continue to produce technologies that are changing and improving the industry, our lives and the world around us,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, CTA. “These honorees exemplify ingenuity in solving problems and offering solutions through tech.”
The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition celebrating outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories. The competition recognizes two levels of honorees, Honoree and Best of Innovation, the latter of which are the highest-rated products within each category. Products must be new to market to qualify and are judged in comparison to marketplace competition based on engineering, design, functionality and consumer appeal. Those selected as Honorees are displayed at CES 2018, January 9-12.
At CES 2017, France brought 249 exhibitors to Las Vegas. After the United States, France had the most startups represented at CES 2017 with 204 exhibitors in Eureka Park.
A full list of French CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honorees can be found online. The remaining honorees will be announced at CES Unveiled Amsterdam and CES Unveiled New York. For more information on attending or exhibiting at CES 2018, visit CES.tech.
High-definition video b-roll of CES is available for easy download on CESbroll.com. See exclusive photos from the CES show floor, keynotes, conference sessions, events and award ceremonies in the CES photo gallery.
CES® is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association representing the $321 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.
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