ITRI received two Edison Awards in 2021, marking the fifth consecutive year that it has won this honor.
ITRI earned new accolades this April when it took home two medals at the Edison Awards, known as the Oscars for Innovation. It is the fifth consecutive year that ITRI has received this honor. This time it bagged a gold with its AI-Based High-Density Shuttle Rack Service System in the Innovative Service: AI Application category, and a silver with its eco-friendly microbial dye technology MetabColor in the Engineering & Materials Science: Primers, Coatings & Dyes category.
The Edison Awards are among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. Besides ITRI, other winners this year include Abbott, Corning, Dow, GoPro, Merck, and many more global innovators.
Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director of Edison Awards, stressed that the awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison. “We are looking for game-changing new products and services. And ITRI has delivered again with MetabColor as well as the AI-Based High-Density Shuttle Rack Service System,” he said.
ITRI President Edwin Liu also pointed out that the Edison Awards focus on the “real-world applications” of innovative R&D results. “Winning two awards is a big applause for our R&D teams and meanwhile demonstrates that our market-oriented research and the 2030 Technology Strategy & Roadmap align with the global trends,” said Dr. Liu.
Dr. Liu further commented that the AI-Based High-Density Shuttle Rack Service System optimizes logistics efficiency to meet the increasing needs for e-commerce and respond to the rise of “stay-at-home economy” in the post-pandemic era. MetabColor, on the other hand, features a non-toxic dye production process that eliminates health hazards and aligns with the global target of zero net carbon emissions. It is thrilling that both technologies have been introduced to industries.
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