Last year, Vision Systems Design launched its first annual Innovators Awards program. The awards were developed to celebrate the disparate and innovative technologies,products, and systems found in the machine vision and image processing industry, and were reviewed by an expert panel of ten third-party judges who were asked to rate the numerous entries that we received based on originality, applicability and market need.
Based on the impartial ratings assigned by our judges, awards were assigned in four different levels—Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum—to companies or organizations that demonstrated excellence in aproduct or technology, an application, or in research and development. Submissions were judged on originality, innovation, impact on designers/systems integrators/users, fulfilling a new market need, leveraging a novel technology, and increasing productivity
To celebrate the Innovators Awards program, Vision Systems Design held a reception at the AIA’sAutomate trade show and conference in Chicago, IL, USA on March 25, 2015, where many representatives from companies at the show were on hand to accept their awards from Andrew Wilson, Editor-in-Chief of Vision Systems Design.
"For the first time in its 20 year history, our publication has recognized some of the leading-edge developments in vision," said Alan Bergstein, Publisher of Vision Systems Design. "Both the number and quality of the submissions were exceptional, and I would personally like to thank everyone that entered the awards program."
This year’s award’s ceremony in Chicago marked the first year of Vision Systems Design’s Innovators Awards program. Next year – the Second Annual Innovators Awards - will be held in April at the AIA’s Vision Show in Boston, MA, USA. An announcement regarding how to enter next year’s Awards program will be made in September 2015.
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