Slide1In Praise And Recognition Of Innovation & Inventiveness

America’s proclivity to recognize and celebrate innovation and inventiveness shows in a number of outstanding awards programs. From the Edison Awards, to the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, and even to the Smart City Awards Program, broad recognitions abound.

The 20th annual Interactive Innovation Awards sxsw-logocelebrate and honor the most exciting tech developments in the connected world. Discover 2016’s best new work at the Interactive Innovation Awards Finalist Showcase, then toast the winners at the Interactive Innovation Awards Ceremony as we recognize all the incredible speakers, trends, innovations and ideas that are brought to Austin each year.

edison_awards_logoThe Interactive Innovation Awards are 13 categories and 7 special honors ranging from achievements in digital design to health technology to privacy & security, from the Internet of Everything, to the sharing economy, to developments in 3D printing, from visual and audio media, to augmented and virtual reality, and beyond. Beginning on June 28, innovators from across the digital industry enter their exciting new work in the competition, which is open to all projects, products, and developments launched or made in calendar year of 2016. Our panel of judges then carefully evaluate every entry and select five finalists in each of the 13 categories, and the 65 total finalists are announced in January, 2017.

The Edison Awards, now in its 30th year, is an annual competition honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, while strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity.

The Edison Awards™ are among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. An Edison Award represents significant value to the winner. Non-finalist nominees receive sizable benefits as well. It is a competitive awards program that highlights the strong marketing value of an unbiased 3rd-party endorsement.

The following YouTube video clip highlights the Edison Awards:

Another important are of innovation appears through the 2017 Smart Cities Innovation Summit brings together over 200 Cities and their respective leadership to prospect and partner with innovative technology and service providers; linking progressive cities with state-of-the-art solutions and best practices.

smartcitieslogo_topThe Smart Cities Innovation Summit, in partnership with US Ignite, will once again deliver North America’s largest concentration of C-Level Smart City Leadership working towards innovative solutions for progressive city needs. Join us in Austin Texas as we expand our community of city leaders and solution providers, delivering an exciting “city first” agenda accelerating state-of-art solutions into global city practice. We look forward to seeing you in Austin!.

City Leaders and Planners will be coming to the Smart Cities Innovation Summit to meet with leading solution providers.