TOMMY AWARDS®

ABOUT THE TOMMY

 

Supporting & Rewarding Innovation 

The TOMMY is an award created by the Edison Innovation Foundation for distribution to candidates who have invented innovative products or services, especially those who have used innovation to benefit humanity, like Thomas Edison did. There are no age, gender or nationality limitations to who can receive this award.

The first TOMMYs were given to the winners of an Innovator of the Year contest run by the National Museum of Education and has continued for over twenty years. The Edison Innovation Foundation has sponsored many of these awards over the years, along with partnering organizations such as Intel, The National Gallery for America's Young Inventors, and New Jersey Institute of Technology. 

If you are a company or foundation interested in partnering with the Edison Innovation Foundation to sponsor your own TOMMY award for innovation, reach out to us here.

Our Mission:

"The Edison Innovation Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the Edison Legacy and encourages students (including women and minorities) to embrace careers in science, technology, and engineering and is committed to educating the next generation of great innovators while using Edison and his Invention Factory as the foundation."

Below are the most recent TOMMY AWARDS given for innovation in science, technology, medicine, and more.

Edison TOMMY Humanitarian Award​ 2019

 

SAFE WATER NETWORK

Tom Gibbons, Kurt Soderlund, and Josh Weston

Safe Water Network develops a "safe water station" in third world countries, such as Ghana and India, which delivers reliable and affordable drinking water to communities in need through innovative technology and operations systems that provide economic drive to communities. Their network acts as an innovation lab to simplify operations, lower costs, and standardize their model for replication.

NMOE Edison Innovation Award​ 2020

 

NEEL & POOJA JAIN

Sky Hound: A Low-Cost 3D Printed Autonomous WiFi Tracking Search Drone to Locate Missing Victims of Natural Disasters

ESHIKA SAXENA

Hemacam: A Mobile Phone Microscopy System for Automated Screening of Hematological Diseases Using Computer Vision Techniques and Convolutional Neural Networks

MELANIE QUAN

Plastaligix: Developing a Sustainable Cycle of Compostable and Water-Soluble Plastics Using Waste Products of Algae-Based Biofuels​

AUDRIE JULES BAKERSON

Non-Intrusive Antigen/Antibody Allergy Test​

NADIA ANSARI

Systems and Methods for Providing Cold Laser Therapy to a Patient in a Hands-Free Manner​

ASHNA SHAH

Optimizing Electrode Pores Utilizing the Immiscible Polymer Blend PAN-PS for Low-Cost, High Energy Density, Wide Temperature Range Supercapacitors

Every year, the National Gallery for America's Young Inventors presents 6 TOMMY Awards to young inventors whose ideals hold promise to create positive impact on our society.

Notre Dame Edison Innovation Award​ 2019

 

TRUNG T. NGUYEN

Diabetic Foot Ulcer Drug

Each year, The University of Notre Dame presents the TOMMY award to one graduate student or postdoctoral researcher who embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of Thomas Edison and has worked on steps of innovation with their project. 

NJIT Edison Innovation Award​ 2019

 

ALISSA LOPEZ

Student, Sincere Sitter​

THOMAS WIGGINS

CEO of Auraponics

The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Business center hosts the NJIT Acceleration Challenge. Two TOMMY awards are given to an NJIT student and an entrepreneur in the community. 

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CURRENT WINNERS

TOMMY AWARD Inquiry
 

Edison Innovation Foundation

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Phone: 973-648-0500
Email: info@thomasedison.org

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