Untitled designAs a premier sponsor of the Edison Awards, Venture2 has been especially proud to sponsor the Collective Disruption category of the Edison Awards. The award is presented to a group of organizations that together have “undertaken the challenge of working collaboratively with partners to create transformative innovation and market disrupting new solutions.”

  • Gold – Cisco CHILL Labs. Cisco Hyperinnovation Living Labs (CHILL) brings together multiple companies to drive disruptive industry-scale innovation. Living Labs emphasize live customer involvement, rapid prototyping, live testing, and lean startup principles. They are creating new partnership models with other companies to tackle difficult and shared problems, especially those problems that need community or networked solutions to be effective and seamless, like the Internet of Everything (IoE). I highlight CHILL and its leader, Kate O’Keefe, in a case study included in Chapter 10, “Leadership in This New Era,” of my my book, Collective Disruption.
  • Silver – GreenTouch Green Meter. The Green Meter study analyzed different methods of energy efficiency, specifically regarding energy usage in telecommunications. The findings create a technology roadmap that leads to 98% energy reduction while supporting future applications and traffic growth. GreenTouch is a global collaborative consortium of 48 industry and academic partners.
  • Bronze – Local Scene by Uber and Hilton. Hilton and Uber teamed up to bring the hospitality industry and sharing economy together to deliver Local Scene and Ride Reminder. Travelers in 20 different cities can view local hot spots, like restaurants and bars, based on their drop-off popularity with Uber riders. The access the information through the HHonors app.
  • Bronze – MasterClass. MasterClass offers affordable online classes from the best in the world so anyone anywhere can get access to genius (e.g. Dustin Hoffman teaches acting; Serena Williams teaches tennis, James Patterson teaches writing). Classes are filmed by Academy and Emmy award winning directors and feature interactive tools, making classes as engaging as watching TV.