Fourth Revolution


October 13, 2020


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2020: Innovation of the Year

Innovation of the Year recognizes a technology or process that can advance multiple technologies and significantly improve the manufacturing ecosystem.


Judging Criteria 

  • Importance of the problem being solved
  • Significance of impact on the industry, individuals, and society
  • Uniqueness of the approach
  • Overall success and performance metrics (ex - improved profitability, reputation, employee morale, efficiency, etc.)


  • The innovation made a direct impact on the regional manufacturing industry
  • The innovation has a technology readiness level of 4-7
  • The innovation can advance multiple products and technologies
  • Technologies or processes are considered, not products


  • Applications are submitted and a judging committee selects the winner
  • Application

  • Please provide visual materials (image or file) to assess this category’s dependent criteria. (Images are preferred in clean PNGs or JPEGs) Maximum upload size 10MB.

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