To describe the last several months as a whirlwind would be putting it mildly. With the 2021 Edison Award Nomination Season upon us, we view this time of year, almost as a new beginning or a restart to the actual year.
We have all made significant adjustments to how we run our business, how we go out in public, and what we do each day to prepare for the world. As we celebrate innovations and innovators this year, we also realize that there are many things to be thankful for.
This year we are adding three entirely new categories to the Edison Awards:
â€¢ COVID-19 INNOVATIONS
Of the three new categories, our first spotlight is on the "COVID-19 INNOVATIONS" Category.
â€¢ CRITICAL HUMAN INFRASTRUCTURE, WATER, ENERGY, AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
â€¢ THE LEWIS LATIMER AWARD
Benjamin Franklin said that "Out of adversity comes opportunity." Never in our lifetimes have we been challenged with the responsibility to face the world's current state and create solutions that will propel us all forward.
Partially deafened during a childhood accident, Thomas Edison stated, "My deafness has not been a handicap but a help to me," as he transformed that challenge into an enhanced focus on his inventions and discoveries. Today, innovators around the world are meeting the COVID-19 challenge with unprecedented levels of collaboration and discovery.
Enter products and services that benefit patients, healthcare providers, or the world community in its fight against COVID-19. START YOUR SUBMISSION HERE
This pandemic is not going away, and for the foreseeable future, it will be a part of our everyday lives. While we all adjust to the impact it has had, we are proud to recognize successful innovations and innovators that have worked to overcome obstacles such as the spread of infection, contamination, and user error to create real progress by giving doctors, clinicians, and critical infrastructure the right technology, at the right time, at the right cost to support their needs.
Download your 2021 Edison Awards Nomination Guide to get started a submission in the category that best suits your success this year!