Fast Company’s Innovation By Design Awards takes place each year honoring the designers and their invention development company solving the problems of today and tomorrow. The awards feature a variety of companies, start-ups, and young talent and are one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry.
With 15 categories and judges that feature renowned designers, business leaders and more, the entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation like functionality and originality. For the 2018 awards, there were 2,800+ submissions including the invention development company of the year which had an obvious winner, innovator, Google.
The Design Award Winners
Our invention development company has been taking a look at some of the winners from this year and all their inspiring, innovative designs and inventions such as Ministry of Supply’s voice-enabled, intelligent heated jacket, LIA Diagnostics flushable and biodegradable pregnancy test, and Microsoft’s Seeing AI talking camera app for the visually impaired. Alongside obvious design winners like Google’s Home Mini who won in the product design category.
Other nominees in the product design category include:
- GE Lighting’s C by GE Sol, an all-in-one smart lamp
- Herman Miller’s Cosm, a sophisticated and ergonomic office chair
- Ikea’s smart lighting
- Nike’s React sneaker
… and more, see a full list of all product design nominees here.
Innovation from an Invention Development Company Perspective
As an invention design company, it’s really exciting to see the different products and companies that are topping the charts for the most innovative products and inventions. These companies and products can be used as a source of great inspiration for future product design and innovation and we can’t wait to see what makes the list in 2019.
What were some of the most exciting inventions and innovations you saw hit the marketplace this year? Share them with us!
About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!