Edison Awards Announces 2012 Finalists

Edison Awards Announces 2012 Finalists 
Celebrating 25 Years of Honoring Innovation and Innovators 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/12 --   The Edison Awards,
celebrating its 25th year, has announced its finalists for the
internationally renowned 2012 Edison Best New Product Awards. Since
1987, The Edison Awards have recognized ideas at the forefront of new
products, services, marketing, design and innovation. Winning an
Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can
receive in the name of innovation and business.  
"The Edison Awards provide an exclusive platform for honoring
innovation, recognizing innovators, and encouraging ongoing
innovation among today's development teams, researchers, designers,
'intrapreneurs' and entrepreneurs," says Thomas Stat, the 2012 Edison
Awards Steering Committee Chairman. "We're inspired by our 2012
finalists and delighted to have this opportunity to recognize and
promote the outstanding accomplishments they represent." 
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 Best New
Product Awards(TM) is judged by a panel of more than 3,000
individuals, including members of the Marketing Executives Networking
Group (MENG), an organization comprising America's top marketing
professionals and academics. The panel also includes professionals
from the fields of product development & design, engineering, science
and education.  
This year, the nominees were judged on a new set of evaluation
criteria developed in partnership with Nielsen. These new criteria
establish a new definition of innovation, leveraging the primary
themes of Concept, Value, Impact and Delivery.  
Winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Edison Awards will be
announced April 26, 2012 at the Capitale in New York. The annual
Edison Awards program encompasses multiple events over a two-day
period including an Opening Reception, Meet the Innovators Forum,
Innovator's Showcase and the Awards Gala, where the Awards will be
presented.  
About the Edison Awards 
 The 2012 Edison Awards are sponsored by
Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science Channel, USA Today,
CSRware and Applepeak. For more information about the Edison Awards
visit www.edisonawards.com. 
The Finalists are as follows: 
ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY 
Automotive/Transportation  


 
--  Energy Xtreme Independence Package
--  KLD Energy Technologies Electric Motor System
--  Transportation by Total Transportation Services

  
Building Materials  


 
--  Indow Windows(R)
--  FORTECO by Lightweight Structures
--  DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles

  
Power Generation/Utilization  


 
--  Kiverdi Carbon Engineering
--  PolyPlus Lithium Air and Lithium Water Batteries
--  Tremont Electric nPower(R) PEG

  
Smart Systems  


 
--  The Panoptix(TM) Solution by Johnson Controls
--  Nest Learning Thermostat
--  SWITCH75

  
SCIENCE/MEDICAL 
Analytic Systems  


 
--  3M Food Satefy Aerobic Testing Procedure for Lactic Acid Bacteria
--  CardioDX Corus(R) CAD blood-based gene expression test
--  Invivo Sciences Tissue-based compound screening

  
Apps/Online Tools  


 
--  QRS and the Centre for Innovation in Complex Care Clinical Message
--  Telcare Blood Glucose Monitoring System
--  ZocDoc

  
Assistive Devices  


 
--  Ekso by Ekso Bionics
--  GEAR4 Renew SleepClock
--  Midmark SleepView Monitor and SleepView Portal
--  Starkey Laboratories AMP(TM)

  
Diagnostic Aids  


 
--  EyeNETRA
--  MelaFind by MELA Sciences
--  SCALEVIEW by Olympus

  
Pharmaceuticals  


 
--  Adimab Human Monoclonal Antibody Discovery Platform
--  Intersect ENT PROPEL(TM) Mometasone Furoate Implant
--  pharmaCline Diabecline
--  Selecta Biosciences Synthetic Vaccine Particles (SVP) (TM)

  
Surgical Aids  


 
--  Abbott ABSORB
--  CardioKinetix PARACHUTE
--  Endo-Ethicon Percutaneous Surgical Set (PSS)

  
TRANSPORTATION 
Technology Systems  


 
--  Boomerboard WaveJet Propulsion System
--  ECOtality Blink Level 2 charger
--  SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft

  
Safety/Security  


 
--  HeistProof Keyless Information Security System
--  Nissan Back-up Collision Intervention
--  OnStar For My Vehicle (FMV)

  
Electric Vehicles  


 
--  Fisker Karma EVer
--  2012 Ford Focus Electric
--  Vision Motor Corp. Tyrano(TM)

  
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY 
Game Changer  


 
--  IBM Watson

  
Power Management  


 
--  Cooper Wiring Combination USB Charger Receptacle
--  Craftsman NEXTEC QuickBoost(TM) Charger
--  eCoupled Intelligent Wireless Power

  
Research Tools  


 
--  Cogito Corporation
--  Mind Genomics Ideamap.net
--  Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings

  
Smart Systems  


 
--  Craftsman AssureLink
--  Nexia(TM) Home Intelligence

  
EDISON GREEN AWARD powered by CSRware 
Program  


 
--  Johnson Controls, Inc.
--  ConAgra Foods & Forgotten Harvest
--  Newark Public Schools Journey to Sustainability

  
Implementation  


 
--  Langson Energy Gas Letdown Generator
--  McLaren Group Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
--  Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations

  
LIFESTYLE & SOCIAL IMPACT 
Health & Wellness  


 
--  applepeak Wellness Record
--  GE Adventure Series
--  inHealth HealthCoach

  
Quality of Life  


 
--  3M(TM) Kind Removal Silicone Tape
--  Pixel Optics emPower!
--  SimplyHome
--  The HopeFULL Gift Pack

  
Social Impact  


 
--  ChotoKool by Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co.
--  Rural Shores Business Services
--  Whirlpool Ace

  
NEW RETAIL FRONTIERS  


 
--  KinekPoint by Kinek
--  Tide Dry Cleaners(R)

  
CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS 
Personal Care  


 
--  GLO Brilliant Personal Teeth Whitening Device
--  Philips Sonicare AirFloss
--  Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips

  
Food  


 
--  Orville Redenbacher's Pop Up Bowl
--  MiO Liquid Water Enhancer
--  Duncan Hines Frosting Creations

  
Household  


 
--  bobble jug
--  Tide Pods
--  Flings Pop-Up Trash & Recycling Bins

  
LIVING, WORKING & LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS 
Collaborative Networks & Support  


 
--  Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network
--  OpenStudy
--  Regina Dominican Preparing Women for Global Leadership Program

  
Curriculum/Educational Programs  


 
--  21st Century Youth Project
--  Discovery Education Science Techbook
--  The Henry Ford Innovation 101 digital curriculum

  
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 
Household  


 
--  Dyson Hot fan heater
--  TikTok + LunaTik
--  WordLock

  
Tools  


 
--  Lift'n Buddy
--  Kobalt 29-Piece Double-Drive Screwdriver Set
--  Slice Box Cutter

  
ELECTRONICS & COMPUTERS 
Computing Solutions  


 
--  Memjet Technologies
--  Motoroloa WallPlate Access Point
--  Tabula ABAX

  
Entertainment  


 
--  SkyProdigy Computerized Telescope
--  Logitech Harmony(R) Link

  
Photography/Imaging  


 
--  Lytro
--  Recon Instruments MOD Live
--  ZionEyez Eyez Glasses

  
Smart Devices  


 
--  Kindle Fire
--  iPhone 4s with Siri
--  DROID RAZR

  
INNOVATIVE SERVICES 
Apps/Online Tools  


 
--  Chicago Traffic Tracker
--  Ideomed Abriiz
--  Transclick Mobile Translation Apps

  
Business/Communications  


 
--  Appcelerator Integrated Mobile Platform
--  Carbonite Business
--  ViridiSTOR Green Box Solution

  
Personal Safety/Security  


 
--  OnStar First Assist
--  Rave Mobile Safety Smart911
--  Webroot(R) SecureAnywhere(TM)

  
Social Innovation  


 
--  CBS EcoMedia
--  GiveForward
--  GoodSearch
--  Ygrene Energy Finance

  
MATERIAL SCIENCE 
Enhanced Functionality  


 
--  Corning(R) Gorilla(R) Glass
--  Liquipel
--  Smart InMold by T-Ink

  
Safety & Sustainability  


 
--  BoralPure(TM) Technology Smog Eating Tile
--  XyloBag
--  PURETI

  
MEDIA/VISUAL COMMUNICATION 
Business/Communications  


 
--  Citrix(R) GoToMeeting(R) with HDFaces(TM)
--  PGi iMeet
--  Polycom(R) RealPresence(TM) Mobile

  
Content Display 


 
--  James Law Cybertechture Mirror
--  LG CINEMA 3D
--  VIZIO Theater 3D(TM)

  
Mass Media  


 
--  Everloop.com
--  Media-Sync
--  MLB Network BallPark Cam system

  
THOMAS A. EDISON MARKETING AWARD powered by MENG  


 
--  HubSpot All-in-one Inbound Marketing Software
--  Nielsen Catalina Solutions Single Source + Performance Analytics
--  The Domino Project
--  YouTube Space Lab

  
For More Information, Contact: 
Kimberly Eberl
773-697-4280
kimberly@motionpr.net