2017 R&D 100 Awards Finalists Announced

R&D 100 Staff
Aug. 14, 2017, noon

The R&D 100 Awards Committee and R&D Magazine today announced the 2017 R&D 100 Award Finalists, marking the 55th annual R&D 100 Awards program which honors the 100 most innovative technologies of the past year. This year’s R&D 100 Awards will be presented at a black-tie ceremony on Nov. 17, 2017, at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort, in conjunction with the third annual R&D 100 Conference, Nov. 16-17, 2017. The R&D 100 Awards Finalists were selected by an independent panel of more than 50 judges representing R&D leaders in a variety of fields.  

“We are honored to unveil the newest members of our elite R&D 100 Awards community as we release the R&D 100 Awards Finalists, representing excellent contributions in scientific discovery and innovative technologies from the last year,” said Bea Riemschneider, Editorial Director, ABM Science Group, R&D Magazine. “Everyone should be extremely proud of these notable R&D achievements and the teams responsible for them.” 

The R&D 100 Awards have long been considered the most globally prestigious recognition of invention and innovation. These prestigious awards recognize 100 of the top innovations across five categories: Analytical/Test, IT/Electrical, Mechanical Devices/Materials, Process/Prototyping, and Software/Services. For the third year, the R&D 100 Awards Committee will also honor excellence with four Special Recognition Awards:  Market Disruptor Services, Market Disruptor Products, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Green Tech.

A list of the 2017 R&D 100 Awards Finalists can be found here.

For 55 years, the R&D 100 Awards have been presented at the R&D 100 Awards ceremony, this year to be held in Orlando. For the third year, the awards are expanded to include the R&D 100 Conference, where industry professionals will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about critical advances in technology and science and share valuable time with their peers.

The R&D 100 Conference, Nov. 16-17, features an impressive line-up of speakers focused on the theme of “R&D Innovations & Emerging Capabilities,” and will present cutting-edge technologies and key strategies for the R&D community.  For more information on the R&D 100 Conference click here.

About the R&D 100 Awards

Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards program, an integral part of the R&D Magazine brand, identifies and celebrates the top 100 revolutionary technologies of the past year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, disruptive chemistry breakthroughs, new biomedical products, breakthrough consumer products, and new technologies spanning industry, academia, and government.

Since its founding in 1959 as Industrial ResearchR&D Magazine (www.rdmag.com) has served research scientists, engineers, and technical staff at laboratories around the world, providing timely, informative news and technical articles in the twice-daily e-Newsletter, R&D Daily, that together broaden readers’ knowledge of the research and development industry and improve the quality of their work. R&D Magazineis a print and digital publication of the Advantage Business Media Science Group, and is produced in the Science Group along with its sister brand  Laboratory Equipment, as well as ALN, Bioscience TechnologyControlled Environments, Drug Discovery & DevelopmentForensic MagazineLaboratory Designand Scientific Computing.