Annual breadth of invention is wide
Competing in an international pool of universities, corporations and government labs, inventions from Sandia captured seven R&D 100 Awards (one in conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory) this year, as well as two special awards for green technology and corporate responsibility.
Independent panels of judges, chosen by R&D World magazine, selected projects to represent the year’s 100 most outstanding advances in applied technologies. The awards, in their 59th year, focus on practical impact rather than pure research, and recognize entrants for their products’ designs, development, testing and production.
The criterion for winning has been “demonstrable technological significance compared with competing products and technologies,” and emphasizes properties, such as smaller size, faster speed, greater efficiency and higher environmental consciousness.
Since 1976, Sandia has earned 139 R&D 100 awards, including this year’s winners.