A recap of the 2017 Edison Awards

A recap of the 2017 Edison Awards

On April 20,  innovators from over 20 countries, participated in informative panel discussions, and watched an episode of Shark Tank (Edison style) play out live … Continue reading A recap of the 2017 Edison Awards

Edison Awards Announces Product Finalists that Will Change the World

Edison Awards Announces Product Finalists that Will Change the World

New York, NY —In honor of Thomas Edison’s 170th birthday, the Edison Awards Steering Committee is honored to announce the 2017 Edison Awards Finalists—the products, … Continue reading Edison Awards Announces Product Finalists that Will Change the World

GE and Alphabet’s X honored with 2017 Edison Achievement Award

GE and Alphabet’s X honored with 2017 Edison Achievement Award

NEW YORK, NY – (Oct. 25, 2016) – Now celebrating its 30th year, the Edison Awards, recognized as the world’s leading innovation award, today announced … Continue reading GE and Alphabet’s X honored with 2017 Edison Achievement Award

Crowdfunding for Innovators

Crowdfunding for Innovators

Crowdfunding has become a popular trend with emerging companies. Crowdfunding, as its name suggests, is a funding method where everyday people take interest in your … Continue reading Crowdfunding for Innovators

Black & Veatch: Where Innovation is the Norm

Black & Veatch: Where Innovation is the Norm

Some companies are so prolifically innovative that they don’t realize that they innovate far more than the norm.

A Snappy New Look: Improving the Patient Experience

A Snappy New Look: Improving the Patient Experience

Edison Awards Program Manager wears The Henry Ford Hospital’s Model G Patient Gown during labor and delivery. Creating solutions to what “bugs” people is a key to innovation success as highlighted in this story.

The PianoArc: An “Edison Story”

The PianoArc: An “Edison Story”

By Mindy Manes Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett??? “Collective Transformation” was my first thought as I listened to NPR’s feature about the two singers’ unlikely … Continue reading The PianoArc: An “Edison Story”

When David and Goliath Work Together…

When David and Goliath Work Together…

Collaboration between large companies and startups creates a powerful synergy of innovation and collective transformation.

Innovation Needed for Healthcare Costs

Innovation Needed for Healthcare Costs

One field that is ripe for an influx of innovative game-changing products and services is in the area of patients’ access to immediate, accurate information on healthcare costs.

Storytelling and Innovation

Storytelling and Innovation

The powerful connection between storytelling and innovation, and its potential for businesses, is already being tapped into by companies such as Microsoft, 3M, Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble, who consider storytelling in a business setting to be an essential skill in their executive communication toolkits.

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  • A recap of the 2017 Edison Awards
    April 21, 2017
    On April 20,  innovators from over 20 countries, participated in informative panel discussions, and watched an episode of Shark Tank (Edison style) play out live at the 2017 Edison Awards. Over 500  forward thinkers in the forefront of technology and innovation gathered together at The New York Academy of Science ...
  • Reframing Failure as Learning – Astro Teller
    April 10, 2017
    Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  2017 Edison Awards Achievement Honoree, Astro Teller, holds the same positive look about failure that Edison had.   Astro Teller of X says, “When you set out to explore a brave, new, weird place that no one’s ...
  • Sera Prognostics and PreTRM®: Taking the Fight against Preterm Birth Globally
    April 3, 2017
    “Emotionally, I think the PreTRM test was huge for me.  I needed to make sure I was doing everything in my power to help my baby.  Taking a simple blood test like this, and finding out you are at higher risk could give you the push to see a specialist, ...
  • Mining on Mars: Caterpillar + NASA
    March 31, 2017
      Caterpillar’s journey in mining automation began, in part, with a mission to Mars. “Caterpillar works with NASA on several key initiatives,” said Eric Reiners, engineering manager. “Some of the things we’ve done with NASA have included early work on remote control and automated machine features to be put to use on ...
  • The Power of Pivoting – Jeffrey R. Immelt
    March 20, 2017
    2017 Edison Awards Achievement Honoree, Jeffrey R. Immelt is Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric.  GE traces its beginnings to Thomas A. Edison, who established Edison Electric Light Company in 1878. In 1892, a merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company created General Electric ...

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