AI & Machine Learning
Honoring digital systems which have the ability to adapt to changing data, stimuli, and circumstances; replicating learning, problem-solving, and cognition.
Autonomous Robots Collecting Impossible Data
Cortex Certifai by CognitiveScaleCognitiveScaleAustin, TX
Rebuilt From MemoriesJung Von MattHamburg, Germany
VUniverse: Streaming Services SimplifiedVUniverseBrooklyn, NY
Yonder Narrative IntelligenceYonderAustin, TX
Climate, Culture & Social Impact
Honoring the best new projects and technologies that focus on social, cultural and environmental impact and encourage communities and individuals to participate in and contribute to the betterment of society.
Eos BioreactorHypergiant IndustriesAustin, TX
Food Recycling with Black Soldier FlyGrubinTokyo, Japan
Future Farm: Sustainable AgTechBifarm TechWeston, FL
Pioneering a new category: Air-Based ProteinAir Protein™Hayward, CA
Sunthetics: Manufacturing For A Cleaner FutureSuntheticsBrooklyn, NY
Health, Med & BioTech
Honoring the best new technology to improve the quality, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care in health and medicine.
A Vital Need to Transform HealthcareVitalAtlanta, GA
Beddr Precision Sleep HealthBeddr SleepMountain View, CA
EQ Brain PerformanceHighmark InteractiveToronto, ON
FastTrack AI – CAR-T Serial Killing TrackingMetaVi LabsAustin, TX
Personalized Medication ManagementknowRX, Inc.Austin, TX
Innovation in Connecting People
Honoring the most forward-thinking ways to connect and communicate with others.
JFK MoonshotDigitasBoston, MA
Lynk everyone. Everywhere. All the time.Lynk Global, Inc.Falls Church, VA
Memory LaneAccenture InteractiveStockholm, Sweden
PlayTable: digital boardgame consoleBlok PartySouth San Francisco, CA
Project #ShowUsRazorfishNew York, NY
Music & Audio Innovation
Honoring the most innovative devices or services that change and improve the way we listen to, compose and enjoy music.
Audio Design DeskAudio Design Desk, LLCWest Hollywood, CA
Big in JapanZulu Alpha KiloToronto, ON
Radio TinnitusRothco, part of Accenture InteractiveDublin, Ireland
Sound SculptureMASARY StudiosBoston, MA
The Dubler Studio KitVochlea MusicLondon, UK
Honoring 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.
Financial Freedom for FreelancersJoustAustin, TX
KFC Pocket FranchiseHo Communications, Part of Accenture InteractiveShanghai, China
Trade Logistics Information PipelineFjord & Trademark East AfricaCopenhagen, Denmark & Nairobi, Kenya
Robotics & Hardware
Honoring the hottest new advances in the field of robotics and hardware.
Meeting Owl ProOwl LabsSomerville, MA
Misty IIMisty Robotics, Inc.Boulder, CO
Octobo: An Educational, Interactive Smart PlushThinker-TinkerPasadena, CA
Olis Master ControllerOlis RoboticsSeattle, WA
Roybi RobotROYBI Inc.Mountain View, CA
Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics
Honoring innovations in eco-friendly or sustainable energy, transportation, delivery and IoT technology, making life in the connected world a smarter, cleaner, and more efficient Internet of Everything.
Atom Power Digital Circuit BreakerAtom PowerCharlotte, NC
First Autonomous Shuttle in Central FLBeepOrlando, FL
SmartphoneHub and COBI.Bike appBosch eBike SystemsFoothill Ranch, CA
The HY ProjectThe Electric Factory GroupMontevideo, Uruguay
Zero-Emission Aviation TechnologyZeroAviaHollister, CA
Honoring the best new work that uses design to re-think products, systems and worlds and address the challenges, opportunities and possibilities of the future.
AEX – Augmented Editorial ExperiencePublicis SapientParis, France
Hot Wheels idMattel, Inc.El Segundo, CA
ProtegéJung Von Matt/AGHamburg, Germany
The Sending MachinePublicis SapientLondon, UK
UNUMFrog DesignBrooklyn, NY
Honoring exceptional student projects and startups that focus on interactive technology for the future.
AscendUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
KaleidoscopeEntertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA
Safe IDMiami Ad School EuropeHamburg, Germany
The MakerBrace: 3D Printed OrthoticsMakerSpace at the NYU Tandon School of EngineeringBrooklyn, NY
True Type Freedom (.TTF) by MonotypeMiami Ad School EuropeHamburg, Germany
Visual Media Experience
Honoring content creation and delivery that moves beyond passive viewership by providing a more immersive and engaging entertainment experience.
SuperRealMoment Factory & CiprianiNew York, NY
UnderseaMagic LeapPlantation, FL
Walk the Moon with Apollo’s Moon Shot ARSmithsonian ChannelWashington, D.C.
Hall of HeroesBBDO New YorkNew York, NY
Women in Motion AR Art ExhibitStudio MoshonLos Angeles, CA
Honoring the new hardware that revolutionizes the convenience, comfort, functionality, efficiency, and fashion of having a device literally “on you.”
ApolloApollo Neuroscience IncPittsburgh, PA
ElectroDermisSoft Machines Lab & Morphing Matter Lab, Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA
Gatorade Gx Sweat Patch & AppGatorade, Smart Design, Epicore BiosystemsNew York, NY
PEEX – Augmented Audio Reality for Live MusicPEEXLondon, UK
SpotOn: The World is Your BackyardOnPoint Systems, LLCBedford, NH
Honoring breakthroughs in augmented, virtual and mixed reality technology including the application of new hardware or software which truly make the “virtual” a reality.
BeeHive: Virtual Production ManagementGlassbox TechnologiesLos Angeles, CA
Encoded FormsDell TechnologiesRound Rock, TX
Lets Plott- Extended Reality PlatformPlottDover, NJ
The Under PresentsTender ClawsLos Angeles, CA
WebAR Cloud Editor + Hosting8th WallPalo Alto, CA
Chris Denson, innovation expert, Innovation Crush podcast host, and author of the #1 bestseller, Crushing the Box: 10 Essential Rules for Breaking Essential Rules, delivers keynotes that are informative, engaging and entertaining. He merges his experience advertising and marketing expertise, POV as an innovation expert, and his comedic talent to deliver memorable messages to audiences across industries, at home and abroad. He is also skilled at leading insightful conversations, moderating panels and providing continuity as the MC/host for conferences and workshops.