Ready for a banner year in 2022
This is the time of the year when submissions for our awards program, the R&D 100 Awards, begin to come in at a rapid clip. This year is a very special one for us, it being the 60th Anniversary of these esteemed awards, which are often referred to as the “Oscars of Innovation” or the “Nobel Prizes of Technology.”
If you’re not familiar with the program, it is the only science and technology awards competition that recognizes new commercial products, processes, technologies, software, and materials for their technological significance. Since 1963, this publication has identified and celebrated each year’s top 100 revolutionary technologies from across the globe. Our panel of expert judges have recognized an amazing group of finalists and winners over the last 60 years, so many of which have changed the world for the better.
Submission categories for 2022 are unchanged from last year, and are comprised of the following:
- Special Recognition: Corporate Social Responsibility
- Special Recognition: Green Tech
- Special Recognition: Market Disruptor – Products
- Special Recognition: Market Disruptor – Services
- Special Recognition: Battling COVID-19
In the past three years, entries have come from all over the world — Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, the U.K., and the United States.
Past R&D 100 Awards recipients include established Fortune 500 companies and federally funded research institutions, as well as academic and government labs and smaller companies. 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.
We’re also excited to (hopefully!) return to an in-person awards dinner this year. This gala black-tie event has always been an incredible networking opportunity for the brightest minds in research — and an unforgettable night of celebration. We’re planning this year’s return for November 17th at the lovely Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa, just outside San Diego.
Paul J. Heney | VP, Editorial Director
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