Entry is now open for the expanded 2015 R&D 100 Awards, organized by R&D Magazine. This competition marks the most innovative, cutting-edge technologies and services of 2014, and this year has widened its scope to include manufacturing, design engineering and consumer markets as well as science, academia and government.
This year’s “Oscars of Invention” has three new categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Green Tech, and Market Disruptor.
Past winners have included many significant scientific advances that have since become commonly used, including the automated teller machine in 1973, the HDTV in 1998, and a 3D-printed robotic hand in 2012. The overall winners of the 2014 R&D 100 Award were JFE Steel Corp. for their JFE-TF1 steel.
The winning company will have produced a new technical product or process that was first available for purchase or licensing between Jan. 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. Submissions must be working, marketable products, not prototypes.
If the product requires regulatory approval, such as from the FDA or international counterparts, it must have completed all trials and received approval in order to be considered for the award. Entries must be submitted by April 20.
Winners in all categories will receive publication of their product description on the R&D Magazine website, a commemorative award, and a profile of the winning technology in a commemorative R&D Awards issue of R&D Magazine. Winners will also be honored at the awards ceremony at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Nov. 13.
“Widening the scope of the R&D 100 Awards allows us to spotlight the significant number of innovations every year that fall outside the inner circle of research and development,” said Tim Studt, R&D Editor-in-Chief. “Winning an R&D 100 Award cements a place of honor and respect in the marketplace, as the prestigious Awards have a long history of recognizing true contributions to science and technology.”
“The ability to turn ideas into useful new products, services, and ways of doing things is a priceless asset in a rapidly changing world,” said Jim Lonergan, CEO of Advantage Business Media, the owner of R&D Magazine. “These awards honor the people who push the boundaries and deliver the game-changing innovative solutions.”
Find 2015 R&D 100 entry forms online.
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