The Oscars of Innovation

The R&D 100 Awards have served as the most prestigious innovation awards program for the past 60 years, honoring great R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas in science and technology. The annual R&D 100 Awards gala event is an important evening where members of the development teams are acknowledged and honored, along with their impressive achievements. Additionally, it is a wonderful opportunity for the world’s leading innovators to come together, network, and exchange ideas.


Often referred to as “The Oscars of Innovation” and the “Nobel Prize of Engineering,” the R&D 100 Awards is the only science and technology) awards competition that recognizes new commercial products, technologies, and materials for their technological significance that are available for sale or license. This year, the 60th in the awards’ history, brings back the in-person awards banquet. The black-tie event will be held this year at the beautiful Esmeralda Resort & Spa Indian Wells in Palm Springs, CA. Join us for a delightful evening of celebration and networking with your peers:

  • 5:30-7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception
  • 7:00PM A plated dinner will be served, along with a presentation of the five Professional Award winners.
  • 7:45PM The R&D World staff will begin with the awards ceremony presentation of winners.