Announcing the worlds most innovative new products- the 2019 Edison Award Finalists
April 11, 2019
The Edison Awards, a global leader in recognizing innovations shaping our lives, announced the 2019 finalists. Over the past 32 years, being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation.
The prestigious awards were modeled after the father of innovation Thomas Edison, with ground-breaking
creations including the incandescent light bulb. Society was forever transformed, and he received 1,093 U.S. patents and became a household name around the world.
“The finalists illustrate that innovation never sleeps. With ingenuity and technological advancements, the
dreams of yesterday will become the reality of today to make an impact on how we live, work, and play” said Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director of the Edison Awards.
The Edison Awards Steering Committee conducted an in-depth review of the nominations, followed by a peer review consisting of senior executives who are recognized for their expertise in business, science, and academia. The process culminated in a final ballot reviewed by over 3,000 global professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing, and education.
This year’s highly coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be announced at a Gala dinner at the Capitale in New York City on April 4th. In addition to celebrating the winners, we will bestow the Edison Achievement Award on Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. Ms. Rometty is receiving the award for her significant contribution to innovation throughout her illustrious career. She serves as a role model to present and future innovators.
To stimulate your mind even further, there will be a Meet the Innovators Forum with senior level networking, exhibits, panel discussions and presentations featuring a keynote from Ginni Rometty during the day prior to the Gala.
As Thomas Edison said “To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
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