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A recap of the 2017 Edison Awards

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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 and the historic Capitale to … Continue reading A recap of the 2017 Edison Awards

Reframing Failure as Learning – Astro Teller

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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 ever explored before, … Continue reading Reframing Failure as Learning – Astro Teller

Sera Prognostics and PreTRM®: Taking the Fight against Preterm Birth Globally

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“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, or even make a ‘plan … Continue reading Sera Prognostics and PreTRM®: Taking the Fight against Preterm Birth Globally

Mining on Mars: Caterpillar + NASA

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  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 other planetary surfaces … Continue reading Mining on Mars: Caterpillar + NASA

The Power of Pivoting – Jeffrey R. Immelt

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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 Company. Immelt says, “We may … Continue reading The Power of Pivoting – Jeffrey R. Immelt

Top 3 Infant Wellness Product at #EA17

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As any parent will tell you-“you never wake a sleeping baby,” and sometimes getting said baby to sleep is near impossible. However, this year three Edison Awards finalists are looking to help parents with this difficult task as well as promoting the health and wellness of your tiny mini-me.   Happiest Baby SNOO Smart Sleeper … Continue reading Top 3 Infant Wellness Product at #EA17

Remembering Sarah Miller Caldicott (1957-2017)

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The Edison Awards community mourns the loss of Sarah Miller Caldicott. Ms. Caldicott, 59, died unexpectedly on January 24, 2017. “As a past member of the Edison Awards Steering Committee, Sarah contributed her time, passion and love for innovation to make sure our mission was achieved.  She was a valued contributor to innovation at all … Continue reading Remembering Sarah Miller Caldicott (1957-2017)

Edison Awards Announces Product Finalists that Will Change the World

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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, services and solutions that represent the best in innovation. Following an in-depth review by the Committee, the final ballot was sent for review to more than 3,000 professionals from the … Continue reading Edison Awards Announces Product Finalists that Will Change the World

Does Competition Drive Innovation?

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Competition in industries is important so that it initiates positive change. If businesses are competing against each other, it means that they are aiming to produce the latest innovation to hit the market. A survey by PwC said that 80% of CEOs believed innovation drives efficiencies and leads to a competitive advantage. “Competition is a … Continue reading Does Competition Drive Innovation?

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