Lux Innovator of the Year Awards Named

October 12, 2021

Lux considered dozens of nominations for both companies on the cutting edge of innovation as well as individuals that have made innovative contributions to the world throughout their careers.

"Our Lux Innovator of the Year award showcases organizations that are conceiving breakthrough innovation,” says Marisa Kopec, Chief Research Officer at Lux. “We evaluate our clients’ innovation strategy process, program techniques, and team's overall functional performance relative to their company's sustainability and growth goals to determine the innovators who shined brightly in 2021."

The Lux Executive Summit is the global forum for leaders tackling innovation challenges. In its 17th year, this annual event brings together Lux Research's global analysts with executives and industry thought leaders to learn from each other and tackle the most critical issues around the globe.​ This year's event will deliver the insights, thinking, and connections needed to accelerate the pace of innovation and thrive in a sustainable future.

The 2021 Lux Innovator of the Year Awardees are:

Dow (NYSE: DOW): Sustainable Paper Barrier Coatings

Meta Materials Inc. (META): A Sustainable Solution from the Promise of 5G in Dense Urban Environments

Domtar: The Paper Freezer Pack

And our Lifetime Achievement Innovator Award winner is:

Mr. S.D. Shibulal, Advisor at Innovations Investment Management India, and Co-Founder and former CEO of Infosys

“It is a great honor to be chosen by Lux Research for this award, especially since sustainability is one of META’s core values,” said George Palikaras, President and CEO. “The solution we are developing with Sekisui is based on 100% recyclable materials, is transparent, and blends aesthetically into the urban environment. We can improve the everyday experience for network users both outside and within buildings and save energy by reducing the amount of hardware needed to provide good coverage.”

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