Liquid Robotics, an ocean data service provider and developer of the Wave Glider®, was named the 2013 Gold Medal winner for innovation in Power Generation and Utilization. Presented at the 26th Edison Awards Ceremony and Gala event, Liquid Robotics was honored for the creation of the world’s first wave powered autonomous ocean robot, powered solely by the planet’s endless supply of wave and solar energy. This revolutionary innovation transforms how the world can economically and pervasively observe, monitor and protect the world’s oceans.
“It’s such a great honor for Liquid Robotics to be recognized by an organization that is focused on innovation and that incorporates the spirit of Thomas Edison,” said Bill Vass, CEO of Liquid Robotics. “All of the innovators recognized by this prestigious award today should be proud of their contributions to technology and the positive effects their hard work is having on the world.”
The Edison AwardsL™ are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business success. This distinguished award symbolizes the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, and recognizes the world’s outstanding innovations and innovators. The Edison Awards are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics across the nation and have honored some of the most world’s most innovative new products, services and business leaders. A few past award winners include the Falcon 9 rocket and spacecraft by SPACEX, OnStar For my Vehicle by OnStar, IBM Watson Solutions, iPhone4s with Siri and iPad by Apple.
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
Liquid Robotics is an ocean data services provider and developer of the Wave Glider®, the world’s first wave powered, autonomous marine robot designed to help address the biggest challenges the world faces, including global climate change, national security, hurricane and tsunami warning, and offshore energy and resource management. For more information, visit www.liquidr.com.
Liquid Robotics and Wave Glider are registered trademarks of Liquid Robotics, Inc., in the United States and other countries.