Outstanding Innovation Award
The Outstanding Innovation Awards are a new award category in the Japan – U.S. Innovation Program, which has been active continuously since its beginning in 2011. These Awards recognize dynamic, growing, and entrepreneurial firms built around outstanding innovations in technology or in business that already show signs of potentially changing the world. Each year, up to three Outstanding Innovation Awards are presented to U.S. firms and up to three to Japanese firms.
The Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Program is presented by the Japan Society of Northern California in cooperation with the Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center. Award selection is made via a rigorous year-long process conducted by the 40+ member Innovation Advisory Council that includes distinguished representatives from industry, academia, and the nonprofit sector.