2018 R&D 100 Awards Winners Announced

R&D 100 Staff
Nov. 17, 2018, 9:48 a.m.

The winners of the 56th annual R&D 100 Awards—an international competition that recognizes the 100 most exceptional innovations in science and technology from the past year—were revealed Friday, Nov. 16, during a black-tie awards ceremony held at Waldorf Astoria Orlando in Orlando, Florida. The R&D 100 Awards have long been considered the most globally prestigious recognition of invention and innovation.

R&D 100 Awards recipients include established Fortune 500 companies and federally funded research institutions, as well as academic and government labs. Their leading products, technologies and services will make a difference in a wide range of industries and together represent a bright future for science and innovation in the years to come. Current and past winners share in the pride of achievement and global recognition an R&D 100 Award offers. 

The R&D 100 Award Winners were selected by an independent panel of more than 50 judges representing R&D leaders in a variety of fields. Winners were recognized across five major categories—Analytical/Test, IT/Electrical, Mechanical/Materials, Process/Prototyping, and Software/Services and Other. The full list of winners can be found here

The R&D 100 Awards Ceremony also unveiled the R&D 100 Special Recognition Awards, with Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Awards announced during the ceremony. These included Special Recognition: Corporate Social Responsibility; Special Recognition: Green Tech; and Special Recognition: Market Disruptor – Products. A list of those recognized can be found here.

The R&D 100 Winners were selected from among a group of exemplary R&D 100 Finalists, who were previously revealed in the October issue of R&D Magazine. Congratulations to all who were recognized as part of the R&D 100 Awards program.

Applications for 2019 R&D 100 Awards are now being accepted. To be eligible for the 2019 R&D 100 Awards products or services must have entered the marketplace between January 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

The R&D 100 Awards Ceremony took place following the fourth annual 2018 R&D 100 Conference Nov. 15-16, which focused on accelerating the R&D pipeline as part of this year’s theme, “Path to Success: Innovation & Technology Transfer Strategies in R&D.”

For more information on the R&D 100 Conference, visit https://www.rd100conference.com.

About the R&D 100 Conference and R&D 100 Awards

In 2015, the R&D 100 Conference was launched as an educational event that both celebrates the historic R&D 100 Awards and provides an educational opportunity that is unique for the R&D community. The R&D 100 Conference features multi-disciplinary General Sessions specially geared for today’s R&D leaders—and up-and-coming leaders—to help them tackle the most important challenges facing the R&D community right now. The conference creates a rare collaborative space where ideas flow and networking is truly special.

The R&D 100 Awards have served as the most prestigious innovations awards program in research and development for the past 56 years, honoring pioneers in science and technology. The 2018 R&D 100 Awards will be presented at the R&D 100 Awards Gala event on the evening of Nov. 16.

Together, the 2018 R&D 100 Awards Gala event and the 2018 R&D 100 Conference explore significant strides in R&D, offering an enriching experience for R&D professionals of all levels and specialties. For registration and conference details visit: www.rd100conference.com.

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