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Edison Awards

February 13, 2013 13:00 ET

Edison Awards Announces 2013 Finalists

A Leader in Globally Recognizing, Honoring and Fostering Innovation and Innovators to Create a Positive Impact in the World

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2013) - The Edison Awards, celebrating its 26th year of honoring innovators and innovation, has announced its finalists for the internationally renowned 2013 Edison Awards. Since 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized game changing new products and services. Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business.

"The Edison Awards provides a robust platform for honoring the best in innovation, and encourages today's development teams, researchers, designers, and entrepreneurs to dream big. We're inspired by our 2013 finalists and delighted to have this opportunity to recognize and promote the outstanding accomplishments they represent," says Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director of the Edison Awards.

The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product development methods and innovative achievements garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name around the world. The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ is judged by a panel of more than 3,000 individuals, including members of seven different associations representing a wide variety of industries and disciplines. The panel also includes professionals from the fields of product development & design, engineering, science and education. In this comprehensive, peer-review process, the nominees were judged on a set of evaluation criteria developed in partnership with Nielsen. These criteria represent a new definition of innovation, leveraging the primary themes of Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact. Finalists symbolize 21st century innovation across 12 categories across a diverse range of industries.

Award winners will be announced April 25, 2013 at the Grand Ballroom of Chicago's historic Navy Pier. The annual Edison Awards program encompasses multiple events over a two-day period including an Opening Reception, Meet the Innovators Forum, Innovators' Showcase and the black-tie Gala where the winners will be announced

Edison Award finalists are invited to 'give back' and become active participants in fostering the next generation of innovators through programs designed by Edison Universe, the Awards' charitable, not-for profit, parent organization. The full list of finalists include:

Productivity Tools 
Mixed Row Palletizing (MXRP) Gripper by KUKA Systems Corp. 
Baxter by Rethink Robotics, Inc. 
MatrixSelect by Symbotic

Research & Collaborative Tools
Kingfisher M200 by Clearpath Robotics
iPad® Television Audience Measurement by Nielsen
Prodigy by WiTricity Corp.

Hermes by Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.
Guideline Robotic Convoy System by Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
APSE™ BioPhotonic Devices by Engeenuity
Synthetic Vision on a Head-Up Display by Rockwell Collins

Smart Systems
Virtual Technician by Detroit Diesel, Div. of Daimler Trucks North America
Livio Connect by Livio
MobileIron by MobileIron
Open Graphic Navigator for Building Systems by The Mircom Group of Companies

Beverage Preparation
Senseo® Sarista 
Vue® by Keurig, a subsidiary of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. 
Verismo™ System by Starbucks

Cleaning Solutions 
Cascades® Antibacterial Paper Hand Towel by Cascades Tissue Group 
CleanWell Botanical Disinfectant by CleanWell Co. 
Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care by Henkel Consumer Goods, Inc. 
SoapTime by SoapTime

GYRO 4V MAX Lithium Ion Screwdriver by Black & Decker 
Clean Cubes by Clean Cubes LLC 
iRobot Looj Gutter Cleaning Robot by iRobot 
Touchscreen Deadbolt by Schlage 

Personal Care 
Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Treatment by Avon Products, Inc. 
Everyday GLO™ Teeth Whitening Maintenance by GLO Science Inc. 
tn® by Yuhan Kimberly

Content Management 
ClickShare by Barco 
Knowledge Vision with KV Track by Knowledge Vision Systems 
Neon by Neon

AT&T U-verse Easy Remote App by AT&T Inc. 
Libratone Zipp by Libratone 
Logitech UE™ 9000 Wireless Headphones 
Olive ONE Home Music Server by Olive  

IT/Computing Solutions 
AGIGARAM® Non-Volatile Memory Module by AgigA Tech, Inc. 
Exede Internet by ViaSat Inc.  
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor by Qualcomm Inc.

3M LED advanced light by 3M 
Light Replicator by Telelumen 
Intelligent Lighting System by Digital Lumens

Power Generation/Utilization 
Liquid Robotics Wave Glider by Liquid Robotics 
HYACS (High-Yield Algae Cultivation System) by SEE ALGAE Technology GmbH 
Soccket by Uncharted Play

336E H Hybrid Excavator by Caterpillar, Inc. 
General Motors Company by General Motors 
Boeing 787 Dreamliner by The Boeing Company and TEAGUE

Picklex® and Picklex® 20 by International Chemical Products 
The Hartford Financial Services Group by The Hartford 
World Recycling Surfacing Group by United Sustainable Surfacing of America, LLC

Business Optimization
DocuSign Ink by DocuSign
Intuit GoPayment by Intuit
Square Register by Square

Collaboration/Knowledge Management 
Mindjet by Mindjet 
Quill by Narrative Science 
Business Sphere by Procter & Gamble - Global Business Services 
Thomson Reuters Eikon by Thomson Reuters

ecoATM by ecoATM, Inc. 
e-Cycle by e-Cycle LLC 
Waterfunds by The Nature Conservancy

Health Management 
Mayo Clinic Patient App by Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation 
Asthma Connected Care App by Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation 
TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud by TraceLink, Inc.

AIRprint by Advanced Optical Systems, Inc. 
OnStar Family Link by OnStar 
Thermo Scientific TruNarc by Thermo Fisher Scientific

Funding Models 
Carbon Disclosure Project by Carbon Disclosure Project 
WellnessAd & Education Ad by CBS EcoMedia, Inc. 
Healthy Heart for All by Medtronic 
The Rotary Foundation's Future Vision Plan by The Rotary Foundation

Personal Wellness 
Cell Health™ Institute by Cell Health™ Institute 
Dakim BrainFitness by Dakim, Inc. 
ErgoErgo by ErgoErgo Inc. 
larklife by lark Technologies

Productivity Tools 
Martian Watches by Martian Watches 
Time Timer for iPad by Time Timer LLC

Quality of Life 
Audioeye by Audioeye, Inc.
M.I. Dengue by Ecovec S.A.
Tuungane Project by The Nature Conservancy
Twin Wing Tsunami Barrier by Van den Noort Innovations BV

Social Impact 
Emergensee™ by Adlens 
The John Lennon™ Collection by Adlens 
Backpack Bed™ Tropical by Backpack Bed™ Swags for Homeless 
Firefly Newborn Phototherapy by Design that Matters

Collaborative Innovation/Service Delivery 
InSource Program by Decipher 
Energy Advancement Center Research Lab & Showcase by Johnson Controls 
KIN Catalyst: Mining Company of the Future by Kellogg Innovation Network

Learning Support/Behavioral Change 
Trash Cancer by Cancer Schmancer 
Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook by Discovery Education 
Hands-On Labs by Hands-On Labs 
Nature Works Everywhere by The Nature Conservancy

Centralized Media-Management Platform by Integrate 
BeKnown by Monster Worldwide 
Uninterrupted shoppable video "Falling for You" by Target Corp.

Measurement/Management Tools 
The Behavior Platform by Badgeville 
Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings by Nielsen 
Optify Connect by Optify

Eco Red Shield by Eco Building Products, Inc. 
Blue Lantern Nano Coater by Integrated Surface Technologies 
Invisible SHIELD EXTREME by ZAGG, Inc.

Spicer Diamond Series Driveshaft by Dana Holding Corp. 
RPT™ - Reactive Protection Technology by G-Form LLC 
UltraLot Whitetopping® by Rabine Group 
Rawlings S100 Pro Camp Batting Helmet by Rawlings Sporting Goods

Advanced Robotic Laser Coating Removal System by Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center 
Elevance Renewable Sciences Biorefinery by Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. 
Sustainable production of lithium and other critical materials by Simbol Materials

ScreenBeam by Actiontec Electronics 
SmartStick by FAVI Entertainment 
Logitech® TV Cam HD, Skype™ by Logitech

zSpace by Infinite Z, Inc. 
MakerBot® Replicator™ 2 Desktop 3D Printer by MakerBot Industries 
Netpage by Netpage

NEWA by EndyMed Medical Ltd.
LAVIV (azficel-T) by Fibrocell Science, Inc. 
ARTAS® System by Restoration Robotics

Assistive Devices 
mySentry by Medtronic Inc., - Diabetes 
Magellan™ Microprocessor Foot Ankle system by Orthocare Innovations 
Freedom® portable driver by SynCardia Systems, Inc.

Diagnostic/Analytic Systems 
3M Molecular Detection System by 3M 
AccuVein AV400 by AccuVein, Inc. 
3-D Motion Capture System by Dynamic Athletic Research Institute 
Aura by Verisante Technology, Inc.

Game Changer 
Bioprinters for Regenerative Medicine by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Surgical Aids 
Relieva® Spin Balloon Sinuplasty™ System by Acclarent, Inc. 
TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive by Cohera Medical, Inc. 
SentreHEART Lariat Suture Delivery Device by SentreHEART, Inc.

Non-Toxic by TOXIC by Middle School Students from SSA's First Lego League
Robotics Team

Delphi Connected Car by Delphi Automotive 
MICHELIN® X-Twell™ SSL by Michelin North America, Inc. 
Parker™ by Streetline, Inc.

About the Edison Awards
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators including projects that bridge students to industry. The 2013 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science Channel and USA Today. For more information about the Edison Awards and a list of past winners, visit