11th March 2024

2024 SXSW Innovation Awards Winners Announced

SXSW Award Arrow SXSW registrants gathered for the 25th Annual SXSW Innovation Awards presented by “Patient Safety Technology Challenge.” Host SaulPaul got things amped up as he announced winners in the 11 categories along with Best in Show and People’s Choice as determined by a jury of expert judges and festival goers. Among the Innovation Awards winners were the five honorees of the 2024 SXSW Community Service Award who inspired attendees with their stories of how they have implemented grass-roots organization and activism with the specific communities that they serve. Additionally, Margrethe Vestager was inducted into the SXSW Hall of Fame as part of this March 11 event. Artificial Intelligence The Artificial Intelligence category showcases projects that leverage the groundbreaking power of machine learning, LLMs and generative AI. AI-enabled health research with Truveta Bellevue, WA Audio Experience The Audio Experience category serves as the landing spot for music and sound-related projects, as well as projects that stretch the boundaries of audio-based platforms. SPOKE- Music&Voice-Led Therapy Audio App London, UK Climate Change The Climate Change category focuses on projects big and small that positively address the crisis of global warming. The TOM FORD Plastic Innovation Accelerator, powered by Lonely Whale New York, NY Community Empowerment The Community Empowerment category spotlights projects that help empower underserved groups and people around the world. Aya Contigo App Toronto, ON Health & Biotech The Health & Biotech category uncovers the best new projects serving wellness and medicine. FDA Breakthrough Skin Cancer Device Miami, FL Interface Design The Interface Design category recognizes the best new ideas for human interaction with software and machines. Lune - your music companion Littleton, CO Product Design The Product Design category highlights the world's best new hardware, including products, devices, gadgets and appliances. First Winner Miroka Prototype: A Robot With Character Paris, France Second Winner Boomerang Water at ACC Midland, NC Social Media The Social Media category recognizes new projects and platforms that create more healthy channels for communication. Brand Safety Secured with Viral Nation Toronto, ON Student Innovation The Student Innovation category honors exceptional student projects and startups that focus on interactive technology for the future. FireBot Austin, TX Urban Design The Urban Design category gathers ahead-of-the-curve solutions to create a better and more equitable city experience. STEEL+SPARK Phoenix, AZ WTF (What the Future) The WTF (What the Future) category collects futuristic projects that don’t fit elsewhere. From quantum physics to nanotech to bio-engineering moonshots, this category pulls together all the amazing endeavors that make us excited about tomorrow. UbiGro Cover Los Alamos, NM People's Choice Award Kulture City: Inclusion For All Birmingham, AL Best In Show Dotpad Seoul, South Korea Congratulations to all the winners and honorees! SXSW 2024 Event Coverage Stay in the SX know! Keep tuned into sxsw.com, daily live streaming sessions on SXSW Live, exclusive SXSW Studio interviews, and more on our official YouTube including Keynotes & Featured Sessions and Daily Highlights. Follow us across the socialverse for daily event updates and exclusive coverage from March 8-16 on TwitterInstagramFacebookLinkedIn, and TikTok. Read the original article here.