Interactive Innovation Awards

The 2016 Innovation Awards. Photo courtesy of Heather Kennedy / WireImage

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 SXSW INNOVATION AWARDS WINNERS

HEALTH, MED & BIOTECH

Awarded for the new technology that best improves the quality, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care in health and medicine.

  • DESKGEN by Destop Genetics | London

INNOVATION IN CONNECTING PEOPLE

Awarded for the best new way to connect and communicate with others.

INNOVATIVE 3-DIY

Awarded for making 3D printing technology more accessible or affordable, or to the Maker using such technology in new and exciting ways.

MUSIC & AUDIO INNOVATION

Awarded for 2015’s best device or service that changes and improves the way we listen to and enjoy music.

NEW ECONOMY

Awarded to those redefining the exchange of goods and services, from the sharing economy, to virtual currency, to micro-finance, to mobile-device-payment systems, and beyond.

PRIVACY & SECURITY

Awarded for 2015’s most progressive accomplishment in the way we go about securing our data and ensuring our privacy.

  • Peeple by Building 10 Technology, Inc. | Austin, TX

RESPONSIVE DESIGN

Awarded for excellent digital design, creating the best-integrated interaction in terms of content, aesthetics, and functionality.

SCIFI NO LONGER

Awarded for the coolest scientific achievement or discovery that before 2015 was only possible in science fiction.

SMART CITIES

Awarded for innovations in eco-friendly or sustainable energy, transportation, and IoT technology, making life in the connected world a smarter, cleaner, greener, and more efficient Internet of Everything.

  • KASITA by Kasita LLC | Austin, TX

STUDENT INNOVATION

Awarded to the student with an exceptional interactive technology project or startup; both of which are the future.

VISUAL MEDIA EXPERIENCE

Awarded for content creation and delivery that moves beyond passive viewership by providing a more immersive and engaging entertainment experience.

VR & AR

Awarded for breakthroughs in augmented and virtual reality technology including the application of new hardware or software which truly make the virtual a reality.

WEARABLE TECH

Awarded for the new hardware that revolutionizes the convenience, comfort, functionality, efficiency, and fashion of having a device literally “on you.”

INTERACTIVE HALL OF FAME

  • Baratunde Thurston

DAVID CARR PRIZE FOR EMERGING WRITERS

MEME OF THE YEAR

  • Dance Like Drake

BEST OF SHOW

BREAKOUT TREND OF THE EVENT

  • Civic Engagement

SPEAKER OF THE EVENT

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD