Connecting the EDGE
November 16 - 17, 2016 | Santa Clara, CA, USA

Awards

The IDTechEx Awards recognize company development and success. All companies operating within these technologies are welcome to apply. The winners will be announced during the drinks reception on November 16.

Technical Development Manufacturing Award

This award will be given to the most significant development of a manufacturing device, process or production plant in the industry over the last 24 months. Manufacturing developments optimize the process of lab-scale or mass-scale production by improving productivity, quality, reliability, uniformity, or scale.

Technical Development Materials Award

This award will be given to the most significant technical development over the last 24 months in the field of material development. A material is defined as any consumable used in the manufacturing of a printed electronic device, for example substrates and fluids/inks.

Best Product Award

This award will be given to a company who has launched a new integrated product based on printed electronics and is either in the process of bringing it to market or it has already been launched. The category will be assessed on the technical development of the product, its potential market, and benefits it brings over alternatives. For this award, a product is defined as two or more materials integrated through a manufacturing process. Judges will focus on the innovation of the product development.



The independent panel of judges for the Printed Electronics Awards include:
Mr Jeffrey L Duce - Design Engineer, Boeing
Mr Dirk Schapeler - Head Buyer, Bayer Healthcare LLC

Best New Wearable Technology Device

This will be awarded to the entrant that the judges decide as having developed the most useful and/or innovative wearable technology device. The device should be relatively new (launched within the last 12 months).

Best New Material or Component Development

This award will recognize the most significant development of a material or component which will have a large effect on enabling wearable technology devices, overcoming prior limitations of wearable technology devices.



The independent panel of judges for the Wearable Awards include:
Ms Heidi Dohse - Google Sr.Program Manager/Founder of Tour de Heart, Google
Mr David Monteith - Director, Fashion & Apparel, Flextronics

Best Development in 3D Printing

This award will recognize an important innovation in the 3D printing industry. This could be a development of 3D printing equipment, such as an improvement in speed, volume, precision, productivity, quality, reliability, or uniformity. It could also be research into a completely novel technique; progress in developing a new material for 3D printing; or an innovative and useful purpose for 3D printing.



The independent panel of judges for the 3D Printing Awards include:
Lisa Burt - Engineering Project Manager, Caterpillar
David Mantell - Principal Scientist, Xerox
Brian Rosenberger - LM Fellow, Lockheed Martin

Most significant innovation

This award will be given to the most significant new innovation in hybrid or pure electric vehicles whether by land, water or air. Its focus will be the components and systems within the vehicles whether mechanical, electrical, electronic or combined.



The independent panel of judges for the Electric Vehicles Awards include:
Dr Paul T Fanson - Manager of Research Strategy, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Best Technical Development within Energy Harvesting

This award will be given to a company that has launched a new product based on Energy Harvesting (in the last 24 months) and is in the process of bringing it to market. The category will be assessed on the technical development of the product, its potential market, and benefits it brings over alternatives.



The independent panel of judges for the Energy Harvesting Awards include:
Tony Armstrong - Director of Product Marketing-Power Products, Linear Technology

Best Technical Development within Energy Storage

This award will be given to a company that has launched a new product based on Energy Storage (in the last 24 months) and is in the process of bringing it to market. The category will be assessed on the technical development of the product, its potential market, and benefits it brings over alternatives.



The independent panel of judges for the Energy Storage Awards include:
Andy Keates - Principal Engineer, Intel
Emilio Camacho - Advisor to the Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Best IoT Technology Development

Entrants should have made a significant development in improving and enabling IoT, either hardware, software or system based. The judges will look at the merits of all entrants to judge which has the most significant impact on moving forward the application of IoT.



The independent panel of judges for the Internet of Things Awards include:
Dr Peter Fuhr - Distinguished Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Best Poster

This award will be judged at the show and all organisations displaying a poster in the exhibition will be entered for this award.
This award will be given to the company or academic organisation for the most promising advances in this technology area. The category will be assessed on the technical development of the work, its potential for market entry, and the benefits it brings to the body of work in the given area.

Award submission


Award Submissions Are Now Closed

We are truly honored to win the IDTechEx award for Manufacturing. There is no better validation for your efforts than recognition by your industry and peers.

Kent Displays

We were overjoyed to win the IDTechEx Award in for 3D Innovation. This award has meant more to us because it was chosen by industry experts who have recognised the technical achievement.

Photocentric

We are very happy to have received the IDTechEx Technical Development Award. The appreciation of this hard work by IDTechEx as a leading market and business research institute is a major honor for BASF.

BASF

This award is a great achievement for us and recognizes our efforts and vision Being awarded this by IDTechEx, a top international research institute, means we are even more committed to pursuing our goal to bring electric vehicles to the market

Energica