monarch elevator inverter Every year, the Edison Awards are given to world-changing innovations in a variety of categories. Winners are chosen by a panel of more than 3,000 business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.
Communications, sensors and logistics: Laser communication for aerospace communication networks by Mynaric
Mynaric is a laser communication company which develops and manufactures laser products allowing for high data rate and long-distance wireless data transmission between moving objects in space and the sky, and the ground.
Electric propulsion: Alice Aircraft by Eviation Aircraft
Alice is an all-electric aircraft designed to take nine passengers up to 650 miles at a cruise speed of 240 knots. It's state-of-the-art technology leverages an IP portfolio that includes thermal management and autonomous landing, as well as distributed electric propulsion, airframe design, industry-leading battery technology and cutting-edge composite body frames.
Artificial and human intelligence: Pointillist by Pointillist
Pointillist is the first customer journey analytics platform, designed for CX and marketing teams, that discovers and optimizes customer journeys in minutes rather than weeks -- without the help of data scientists. It directly ties customer journeys to hard metrics like revenue and churn and orchestrates personalized engagement.
Clean manufacturing: MELD additive manufacturing technology by MELD Manufacturing Corporation
MELD is a technology for metal additive manufacturing (AM) offering superior performance and flexibility to any other process. Unlike competitors, MELD is a no-melt process and requires no vacuums or chambers, providing users with unique material choices and the power to take AM to environments previously impossible.
Cybersecurity: Awake Security Platform by Awake Security
Awake's mission is to deliver the secure foundation for the automated and connected workplace. It uses artificial intelligence to combine data with deep security expertise. This helps identify the true attack surface, isolates threats that today go undetected and enables rapid response.
Next gen computing: IBM Quantum/Q Experience by IBM
When IBM unveiled IBM Q, an industry-first initiative to build quantum computers for business and science, the team ensured the technology would be made available to everyone.
Portable productivity solutions: Tactical Welder by UltraTech International, Inc.
The Tactical Welder is a battery-powered welding system that is entirely portable and produces more power than anything like it on the market. The Welder works off of a single battery pack capable of generating 300 amps.
Robotics: Hadrian X by FBR Limited
The Hadrian X construction robot is a fully automated 3D robotic bricklaying system capable of building a house in two days. Hadrian X uses FBR's Dynamic Stabilisation Technology, which corrects for environmental factors in real time enabling precision robotics in large scale outdoor applications.
Technology market solutions: Multicloud Manager by IBM
IBM Multicloud Manager is an open technology that provides a single console for companies using both public and private cloud capabilities with existing on-premises business systems
Threat defense and security: Atropine Autoinjector by Joint Project Management Office -- Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS)
Adapting Agile methodology and novel partnerships accelerated delivery of a new Atropine Autoinjector to treat troops exposed to nerve agents. Overlapping Iterative and Incremental Development and collaborations enhance readiness for military and first responders against deadly chemical threats.