The R&D 100 Awards & Conference

The R&D 100 Awards have served as the most prestigious innovation awards program for the past 55 years, honoring great R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas in science and technology. The R&D 100 Conference was launched in 2015 as an educational event that celebrates the historic R&D 100 Awards and provides a new, in-depth conference that brings together the unique opportunities for R&D professionals to learn, network and collaborate.

Throughout the R&D 100 Conference, cross-disciplinary sessions address a variety of important new developments. Keynote speakers and breakout dialogues provide R&D trends, case studies, and more as the conference creates collaborative spaces for sharing ideas and networking with industry peers.

Together, the R&D 100 Awards gala event and the R&D 100 Conference explore significant strides in R&D, offering an enriching experience for R&D professionals of all levels and specialties.


Keynotes, panel discussions, and high-impact educational tracks that will allow you to tailor a program to meet your learning objectives.


A cross-disciplinary approach, designed to highlight successful strategies and tactics in specific fields, to help inspire innovation in others.


Networking opportunities abound, providing the ideal environment to connect with peers and forge new relationships within the R&D community. 


Last Year's Speakers

Rosemarie Truman
Keynote Speaker
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Stephen Shapiro
Keynote Speaker
24/7 Innovation

Adam J. Bulakowski
ipCapital Group

Amy Belton
Leidos, Inc., Women in Bio

Barbara Foster
The Microscopy & Imaging Place

Bill Petrow
ipCapital Group

Bradford Goldense
Goldense Group

Hal Hikita
BIOVIA-Dassault Systèmes

Harriet Kung
Department of Energy

Jeffrey Salmon
Department of Energy

Josh Meyer
Jacobs Consultancy Inc.

Joy Goswami
University of Delaware Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships

Larry M. Sweet
Georgia Tech Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines

Lillian Zarrelli Ryals
The MITRE Corporation

Linda Sapochak
National Science Foundation

Mark Jones
The Dow Chemical Company

Michael Meador
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Sid Nag

Steven H. Collicott
Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Tim Studt
Advantage Business Media

Vicki A. Barbur
Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Warren Grayson
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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