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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty honored with the 2019 Edison Achievement Award

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NEW YORK, NY – (November 14, 2018) – Now celebrating its 32nd year, the Edison Awards, recognized as the world’s foremost innovation award, announced the 2019 Edison Achievement Award honoree is Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. The Edison Achievement Award honors distinguished leaders who have made a significant and lasting … Continue reading IBM CEO Ginni Rometty honored with the 2019 Edison Achievement Award

Reimagining Travel: G Adventures Changes Lives Through Low-Tech, High-Touch Innovation

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By Bruce Poon Tip, Founder and Owner, G Adventures When most people think of Thomas Edison, the word that probably comes to mind is inventor. Of course, Mr. Edison is responsible for some of the greatest inventions in modern history – the phonograph, the electrical lamp, the alkaline battery, to name a few – but … Continue reading Reimagining Travel: G Adventures Changes Lives Through Low-Tech, High-Touch Innovation

Edison Universe Celebrates 2018 Student Innovators

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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 Universe sponsored a contest … Continue reading Edison Universe Celebrates 2018 Student Innovators

Hearing Technologies Enhance Quality of Life

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Hearing innovations have become increasingly important as the world’s population begins to understand the daunting reality of what is to come as 900 million people are at risk of debilitating hearing loss by 2050. These problems have compounded as the current population continues to age and issues that were initially undocumented have come to the … Continue reading Hearing Technologies Enhance Quality of Life

Creating an Innovation Culture Inside Your Organization

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Innovation is critical for business. It keeps a company on the forefront of new developments and allows them to implement new tactics and procedure in new and evolving markets. Innovation enables organizations to stay one step ahead of the competition and gain a more significant market share. Innovation also creates opportunities for higher efficiency and … Continue reading Creating an Innovation Culture Inside Your Organization

2018 Edison Awards : An Intern’s Journey

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The Edison Universe means so much more to me than merely an internship. This internship has fostered me into a confident, well-spoken student who is ready and eager to finally take the first step in my career. As a senior attending the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, I am graduating with a degree in Marketing and a Professional … Continue reading 2018 Edison Awards : An Intern’s Journey

Visions of the Future – Innovating with Purpose

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Marillyn A. Hewson, 2018 Edison Achievement Award Honoree and Chairman, President & CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and members of her executive team addressed last week’s Edison Awards audience on the topic of Visions of the Future: Innovating with Purpose. Before looking toward the future of aviation, the CEO cited Lockheed Martin’s performance momentum as established … Continue reading Visions of the Future – Innovating with Purpose

Bridging Past & Future Innovation

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Last week’s Edison Awards event was honored to feature Erik Lindbergh, grandson of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, and President and Co-Founder of VerdeGo Aero as he spoke on  Bridging Past & Future Innovations. Lindbergh spoke about Air Shepherd™, a program founded by the Lindbergh Foundation and now run exclusively by UAV & Drone Solutions, which … Continue reading Bridging Past & Future Innovation

Space: The New Economy

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Todd May, Director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center told the 2018 Edison Awards attendees that “early space advances centered around being first.” “The next frontier is deep space exploration,” he continued—the vehicles, technology and infrastructure necessary for space travel. He stressed the need to work collaboratively when creating the support systems needed to develop … Continue reading Space: The New Economy

Leveraging Innovation: From Patents to the Tank

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Everything begins with an idea, but as Thomas Edison is attributed with saying “innovation is only 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” For success, one must work their idea, and consider every possible objection in their path. Competition and opportunity increase as technology travel across the globe, and ideas can become mute in a matter of … Continue reading Leveraging Innovation: From Patents to the Tank