The Horizon Council and Horizon Foundation, the City of Fort Myers and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of the City of Fort Myers are proud to announce a joint partnership to sponsor and host the highly acclaimed international Edison Awards in the heart of Fort Myers.
From 2020 through 2024 for a minimum of three seasons, the annual Edison Awards Ceremony and Innovation Showcase will be hosted at the Luminary Hotel and Convention Center in Fort Myers Downtown redevelopment area. The CRA will contribute $25,000 per year for three years, together with the same amount contributed by the City of Fort Myers. The partnership will also assist the Edison Awards in securing another $50,000 from area businesses each year.
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About the Edison Awards ™
Since 1987, the Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world.
The Edison Best New Product Awards™ is an annual competition honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. The competition is open to innovative organizations across the globe. The Edison Awards are focused on the innovators as much as the innovations – a unique distinction in the world of award programs. Award winners represent "game changing" products and services, as well as excellence and leadership in innovation around four criteria: Concept, Value, Delivery, and Impact. An Edison Award represents significant value to the award winner and to the cause of innovation and highlights the strong marketing value of an unbiased 3rd-party validation.
The Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name across the world. The Edison Awards™ symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison and his Menlo Park team, while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity, and ingenuity