inno360, Inc. Named Edison Awards Gold Medal Winner

April 11, 2011

CINCINNATI, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — inno360 has been named as a Gold Medal Winner by the internationally-known 2011 Edison Best New Product Awards(TM). inno360(TM). was the Gold Medal winner in the Innovative Services Category, one of twelve categories honored by the Edison Awards. In addition to inno360(TM), other gold medal winners included the Apple iPad, Chevrolet Volt, and Coca-Cola Freestyle.

The distinguished Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring America’s drive to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. “This year’s Awards recognized a broad array of innovations including far-reaching products, services and technologies that impact daily life,” said Edison Awards Steering Committee chair Sarah Miller Caldicott, a great grandniece of Thomas Edison. “The Awards applauded the forward-thinking innovations for which Thomas Edison remains internationally admired.”

“We are both proud and honored to be the only innovation company recognized with this prestigious award,” said Glenn Wienkoop, CEO of inno360. “Challenging ourselves to continually provide an innovative engine to enable accelerated solutions to the many challenges we face today to innovate our way out of this downturned economy.”

inno360(TM) enables clients to dynamically define new networks of knowledge and best fit talent, and rapidly build their own proprietary innovation ecosystems. The platform includes access to millions of global innovators and leading-edge web2, cloud and collaboration technologies. Included capabilities assist with problem definition, Innovation Ecosystem Management(TM), innovation campaigns, internal and external collaboration, and proposal management. inno360(TM) provides an unparalleled foundation for organizations to drive top-line growth and bottom-line results by accelerating time to innovation – globally.

“More than any year, this year’s award winners demonstrate the enormous value of teamwork, experimentation, consumer focus and market awareness,” said Tom Stat, Executive Director, Edison Universe. “I’m especially pleased that so many of our 2011 award winners are innovating around innovation itself by focusing on education, market collaboration and open innovation. Edison himself would be very, very proud.”

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Best New Product Awards were judged by roughly 2,000 members of the not-for-profit Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), an organization comprising America’s top marketing professionals and academics. In a comprehensive peer-review process, the nominees were judged on Marketplace Innovation, Marketplace Success, Technological Innovation, Market Structure Innovation, Societal Impact, and Design Innovation.

Winners were announced April 5, 2011 at the historic Capitale ballroom in New York. In addition to announcing this year’s Best New Product Award recipients, the evening featured the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford Motor Company, and to John Hendricks, Founder and Chairman of Discovery Communications.

The Edison Awards are granted under the aegis of the Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University, a globally recognized research network dedicated to the study of innovation and its application in the 21st Century. For more information about the Edison Award finalists, please visit www.edisonawards.com

For more information about inno360, please visit www.inno-360.com.

    Mary Thigpen                              Frank Kovacs
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