2023 Fourth Revolution Awards Finalists Announced


Award winners to be announced at the mHUB HardTech Summit on Thursday, March 23

Congratulations to the 6th annual Fourth Revolution Award finalists. This year, the awards saw growing interest from the broader Midwest as well as submissions from both coasts for categories such as Rising Star, Product Design of the Year, and Innovation of the Year. Those categories saw a concentration of healthcare technologies in diagnostics and monitoring as well as solutions in energy storage and clean power generation.

Nominations for the Community Empowerment Award presented compelling programs in job training, economic development, and the inclusive growth of both the manufacturing and startup ecosystems. The Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturer of the Year award represented the automotive, plastics, tooling, and materials industries, to name a few, and saw submissions from manufacturers that have been operating and building for generations.

Thank you to all nominees who entered this competitive field and to the esteemed panel of judges who selected the finalists below. Without further ado…

Finalists for this year’s awards include:

Rising Star: Recognizes a pre-series B round startup company, before its seventh year in operation, for its innovation, creativity, and position as the next great company to emerge in the region.

Product Design of the Year: Recognizes a product design that is unique, improves user experience and has an impact on productivity and the greater good.

The winner of the Product of the Year award will be determined by a public vote. Click here to learn more about the finalists and cast your vote!

Community Empowerment: Recognizes a program or an initiative that promotes diversity and inclusion in manufacturing.

Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturer of the Year: Recognizes a corporation or business that has made an impact on manufacturing through community-focused efforts and significant financial investment throughout the region.

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

Join mHUB and the Midwest manufacturing and hardtech innovation community at the mHUB HardTech Summit on March 23 and see who takes home the award in each category. Learn more and register for the mHUB HardTech Summit.