Applications and Commercialization
November 14 - 15, 2018 | Santa Clara Convention Center, 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 which takes place in the Exhibition Hall on November 14.

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."

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.

Technical Development Manufacturing

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


Independent Judges
for Wearable Technology Awards

Heidi Dohse - Google

Poison Replacement Hero

In the devices and materials used in our industries there are poisons about to be banned such as cadmium in QLED television in 2019 in Europe, toxicants continuing to be used at apparently safe levels and relatively toxicant-free alternatives.

IDTechEx wishes to promote those alternatives such as indium-based QLEDs, supercapacitors unable to produce cyanide, photovoltaics without arsenic, electronic ink without volatile organic compounds VOC such as toluene, 3D printing without carcinogens. Even though these toxicants are usually at very safe levels, the alternatives make more sense as laws tighten, volumes sometimes reach billions and brand enhancement is sought.

Do you have a new non-toxicant or less poisonous material or device?

Do you have a new way of eliminating devices containing poisons in a circuit as with wireless building controls that do not need batteries?

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.

Best in Show

IDTechEx celebrate the brightest, busiest and most innovative booth at the IDTechEx Show!

The Judging process
On the opening day our panel of judges will assess every stand at the exhibition.

What the Judges will be looking out for:

  • An eye catching booth with unusual/creative design
  • The best use of space available - irrespective of booth size
  • Inviting from a visitor perspective
  • Outstanding presence in the hall engaging visitors to the booth

Award submission

Deadline for submissions is Friday 5 October

Download application form
  • Name of organisation
  • Award(s) applying for
  • Title of project
  • Approximate 200 word summary of project
  • Approximate 500 word explanation of why you should win the award with suitable evidence
  • Please provide a contact for publicity purposes
  • Please provide a contact for the project
  • Judges may request further information on your submission
  • Submissions should not contain confidential data
  • Companies that apply will not be named
  • The winners will be announced on November 14

If you win an award we do require a representative from your company to attend the award ceremony.


List of Previous Winners

Award Winners Feedback

Best New Wearable Technology Device

It's an honor to have our Meta 2 Development Kit recognized as the Best New Wearable Technology Device by the IDTechEx Show,

Meta
Best New Material or Component Development

We are extremely pleased and honored to have received the award for the Best New Material or Component Development... solid-state and customized batteries are going to help revolutionize the next stage for wearables and IoT Technology

BrightVolt
Best Development in 3D Printing

We are delighted our industrial MetalFAB1 system has won the award for the Best Development in 3D Printing. This will greatly support the entry of our industrial 3D printing systems for series production on the US market

Additive Industries b.v.
Most Significant Innovation

The Shockwave Motors Team really appreciates the opportunity provided by IDTechEx and the belief and confidence they have shown in us. This amazing learning experience has been capped off by winning the Most Significant Innovation Award. For us, this has been a life-altering event; one we never forget!

Shockwave Motors, Inc.
Best Technical Development within Energy Harvesting

We are delighted to have won the IDTechEx Award in recognition of our Freevolt technology.

Drayson Technologies
Best Technical Development within Energy Storage

24M is honored to win the award for Best Technical Development within Energy Storage from IDTechEx. We'd like to thank the team at IDTechEx for deeming our work worthy of this great honor.

24M
Best IoT Technology Development

We are thrilled our Myriad 2 Vision Processing Unit is being recognized by IDTechEx as the Best IoT Technology Development this year

Movidius