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Issue #2 -- February 14, 2012

Announcing the 2012 Edison Award Finalists
133 Outstanding New Innovations Recognized 


Edison seal 2012In a press release  yesterday, the Edison Awards announced the 133 nominees that were ranked as the top three Finalists in their respective categories in the 2012 Award competition.  These lucky nominees, as judged by a panel of more than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, represent a broad spectrum of innovation and creativity across 15 categories.


"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. We're inspired by our 2012 finalists and delighted to have this opportunity to recognize and promote the outstanding accomplishments they represent," says Thomas Stat, the 2012 Edison Awards Steering Committee Chairman.
The Edison Awards™ are among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation.Unique to the world of award programs, the Edison Awards are focused on the innovators as much as the innovations.Award winners represent "game changing" products, services and excellence and leadership in innovation around four criteria:Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact.An Edison Award represents significant value to the award winner and to the cause of innovation.  For a complete list of the top 133 Finalists, click here.


25th Annual Edison Awards Program

New 2-Day Format to Debut


You are cordially invited to join us in New York City on April 25-26, 2012 for the 25th Anniversary of the Edison Awards and the debut of a new, 2-day format. 


To celebrate our 25th year of recognizing innovations and innovators, the Edison Awards is pleased to announce our schedule of events for this year's program. 


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

6:00pm - 8:00pm

25th Anniversary Opening Reception & Innovators Showcase

sponsored by applepeak

New York Academy of Sciences, 40th floor

7 World Trade Center, New York, NY


Thursday, April 26, 2012

8:30am - 4:30pm

Meet the Innovators Forum & Innovators Showcase

New York Academy of Sciences


6:00pm - 9:30pm

Edison Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner


130 Bowery St., New York, NY


We're expecting a sold-out event this year, so you're encouraged to make your plans early!   REGISTER NOW.


Here's a Peek at the Speaker Line-Up


We're still finalizing the Meet the Innovators Forum agenda, but we wanted to let you know that this year's program will be more relevant and impactful than ever before.  Here are just a few of our confirmed panelists:


Jim Fielding, President, Disney Stores

Dr. Nicholas LaRusso, Director, Center for Innovation, Mayo Clinics

Mauro Porcini, Global Design Director, 3M

Ed Baig, Consumer Technology Columnist, USA Today

Andrea Kates, author, "Find Your Next"

Seth Godin, author & CEO, The Domino Project 

Kent Lawson, Chief Global Innovation Officer, Abbott Laboratories

Edie Weiner, Futurist

And many others

25 Days of Giveaways Sweepstakes Now Happening!

 25 days of Giveaways

To honor our 25th Anniversary, the Edison Awards, with the support of our nominees, has created the "25 Days of Giveaways" promotion.  The "25 Days", which began yesterday (February 13), will be hosted on our Facebook page, where each day one of our outstanding nominated innovations will be featured, inviting visitors to enter to win samples of products offered by the Edison nominee. 


We'll also be promoting the "25 Days" on our Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn pages, so all of our followers and members of our groups will have the opportunity to enter to win these valuable prizes.


Register now to enter today's Sweepstakes and make sure you visit us our Facebook page every day for the next 25 days to enter.

About the Edison Awards


The Edison Best New Product Awards™ are among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.  Unique to the world of award programs, the Edison Awards are focused on the innovators as much as the innovations. The Edison Awards recognize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison and his tremendous legacy. Be sure to visit our website for more information, including award categories, nomination criteria, and a list of past winners.


facebookBe sure you visit us on Facebook and "like"us -- you'll be among the first to hear about exciting new innovations, news from our winners and valuable promotions.  Twitter iconLikewise, follow us on Twitter to stay informed as we enter a new season of nominations.


And while you're doing that, be sure you join our
Edison Awards Group on View our profile on LinkedInLinkedIn. You already know the power of online networks, and our Group has already attracted some great interest.

Happy Birthday,
Mr. Edison!
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As we announce the Finalists for the 2012 Edison Awards, we want to recognize Thomas Edison and his tremendous legacy on what would be his 165th birthday (on February 11). The Edison Awards is proud to have the opportunity to recognize, honor and reward 21st century innovations and innovators who carry on the vital work of making the world a better place through their efforts.
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"I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing.... "


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