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



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




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


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



Content Management

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


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.




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


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



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


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


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


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



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®



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




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




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


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


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




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


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

Silver -- zSpace

Bronze -- Netpage




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.


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


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


The Dilenschneider Group
Jonathan Dedmon
T. 312-553-0700
C. 312-415-1352

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.


The Dilenschneider Group
Jonathan Dedmon
T. 312-553-0700
C. 312-415-1352