Vision Product of the Year Awards

The Vision Product of the Year Awards are open to Member companies of the Edge AI and Vision Alliance and celebrate the innovation of the industry’s leading companies that are developing and enabling the next generation of computer vision products. Winning a Vision Product of the Year award recognizes your leadership in computer vision as evaluated by independent industry experts.

2020 Awards Program at a Glance

  • Open to Member companies of the Edge AI and Vision Alliance
  • Members are encouraged to submit multiple products and/or multiple categories
  • Winning entries are chosen by an independent panel of judges
  • $495 submission fee per entry
  • Submissions are closed

Award Categories

Entries for multiple products can be submitted for one or more of these Award categories:

AI Processors

This hardware technology category includes any chip, integrated component assembly (SoC, SoM, etc.), or licensable IP that is used to implement and/or accelerate vision-based systems. Examples include CPU, GPU, DSP, FPGA, VPU/ASSP, AI accelerators, licensable cores, etc.

AI Software and Algorithms

This category includes any software or firmware programs and/or algorithms used to implement and/or accelerate vision-based systems. Examples include optimized versions of computer vision software libraries and innovative algorithms for implementing visual intelligence.

Cameras and Sensors

The camera has become an intelligent subsystem for a vision system, leading to the emergence of “smart cameras” with integrated visual intelligence functionality. Examples of products in this category include image sensors, time-of-flight sensors and depth sensors, whether they are stand-alone, integrated with optics, and/or integrated with a processor.

Developer Tools

Developer tools may include the software, services, and hardware that developers use to create, debug, maintain, or otherwise support vision-based systems. A software development kit (SDK) typically contains a set of software development tools that allow the creation of applications for vision-based systems. A hardware development kit (HDK) is designed for developers of hardware modules and systems and provides information to build custom hardware.

Automotive Solutions

Vision is rapidly emerging in the automotive market and, fused with other sensor technologies, is increasing the safety and enhancing the driving experience. With new advances in deep learning techniques, vision systems are becoming more sophisticated in enabling vehicles to “see” their surroundings, thereby improving advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technology. These systems use cameras and computer vision techniques to understand the vehicle’s surroundings. This category includes hardware and/or software technologies developed specifically to improve the driving experience, whether by enhancing safety, providing navigational aid, improving the passenger experience, or providing/enabling autonomous driving functionality.

If you have any questions about category placement of your product(s), please email us at visionawards@edge-ai-vision.com.

Judging Criteria

The Vision Product of the Year Award winners are selected by an independent panel of judges, and based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation. Describe your product highlighting your innovation and unique features.
  • Differentiation. How does your product compare to the closest competitor?
  • Customer Impact. How does your product create new value for your customers? What does your product enable your customers to do that they could not do previously?
  • Market Impact. How has your product been received in the market? Provide links to press coverage, market research reports, customer usage, interviews, etc.

Entry Benefits

Validation of your Leadership and Innovation

  • Selection by a panel of independent industry experts

Collateral to promote your Award-winning Product

  • Collateral includes Award ceremony photo, trophy, logo, and promotional video
    • Differentiate your product through the use of the Award logo on your marketing materials
    • Showcase your Award trophy to customers, partners, investors and employees

Promotion by the Edge AI and Vision Alliance

  • Press releases, newsletter, website, social media, and presentations
    • Award winners highlighted on Alliance home page and a dedicated showcase page
    • Award winners promoted in Alliance newsletters distributed to highly qualified audience

With all these incremental promotional opportunities, the return on investment for submitting an entry ($495 entry fee) is off the charts. The winner for each category will hold the Vision Product of the Year Award title for a year- so you will enjoy many opportunities to reap the promotional benefits!

Here you’ll find a wealth of practical technical insights and expert advice to help you bring AI and visual intelligence into your products without flying blind.



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