AWARD CRITERIA & Guidelines
To be considered for a 2014 Edison Award, your innovative product or service must have been launched on the market and be available to end-users between July 1, 2012 and February 28, 2014. If your product or service has not yet been launched and is still in development, please feel free to submit a nomination once you have reached production level.
Building on the heritage of Thomas Edison and the 27-year history of the Edison Awards, the evaluation criteria ensures that all companies, regardless of industry, domain or innovation type can clearly communicate, affirm and support their nomination.
These evaluation criteria were established to be relevant, comprehensive, well-aligned with the ever-evolving definition of "innovation," transparent for nominees AND clearly defined for our voting bodies. All entries will be judged on the following Edison Award criteria:
In the true spirit of Thomas Edison, we are looking for innovations that not only address a need and solve a problem but also seize an opportunity and create a new market or industry. And true to Edison's work, we are interested in the overall method and development of the concept and opportunity. We would like to understand how discovery, collaboration, iteration, prototyping, etc. contributed to the conception and development of the innovation as it progressed from genesis to design and implementation.