New Category for 2018: Space Innovation

New Category for 2018: Space Innovation

For decades, our future in Space has captivated the imagination of millions and inspired many to dream of exploring strange new worlds and securing humanity’s … Continue reading New Category for 2018: Space Innovation

Liberated Pixels Take Flight

Liberated Pixels Take Flight

Do you recall the opening scene of the 2017 Superbowl when flying drones circled like stars over Lady Gaga’s head? If you missed the beginning go … Continue reading Liberated Pixels Take Flight

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 News from Around the Web

  • Fuel Your Passion for Innovation
    June 19, 2017
    Most everything you touch today has some relationship to Thomas Edison. Before Edison’s death, he held 2,332 patents worldwide with 1,093 of those held in the U.S. The patents are responsible for items that use electricity as well as the concrete that holds together commercial buildings. However, the most important thing Edison ...
  • Liberated Pixels Take Flight
    June 6, 2017
    Do you recall the opening scene of the 2017 Superbowl when flying drones circled like stars over Lady Gaga’s head? If you missed the beginning go online and check out the video. Bill Mitchell and I termed these things “liberated pixels” back in 2008 at the MIT Media Lab. The concept is simple: ...
  • Edison Universe Celebrates Student Innovators
    May 4, 2017
    Edison Universe is committed to inspiring educational institutions and supporting the business world. Motivated by Edison’s unique vision, unbridled optimism, and insatiable curiosity, Edison Universe is focused on nourishing the possibilities, opportunities and foundations of success to empower the imaginations and vision of tomorrow’s inventors and innovators. This past month Edison ...
  • 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 ...

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