Best Practice Institute and Edison Awards Come Together to Honor the World's Most Innovative and Impactful Products and Services

Named after inventor Thomas Alva Edison, the Edison Awards were established to globally recognize, honor and foster innovation, and encourage innovators to make a positive impact on the world. Large companies, small businesses, inventors, researchers, and other individuals are eligible to submit nominations of new products and services. The submission deadline is December 7, 2012.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to reach out to Best Practice Institute’s vast worldwide network of innovators. These are the people who are transforming their industries and developing solutions to address some of the greatest challenges facing our world today,” said Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director of the Edison Awards.

To qualify as a nominee, the product or service must have been launched and available to end users between July 1, 2011 and February 28, 2013. Nominees will be evaluated according to four primary criteria: concept, value, delivery and impact. Awards will be given in 15 categories, from Applied Technology to Energy and Sustainability. To learn more and link to a nomination form, please visit

“I am delighted that the Edison Awards has chosen BPI to fill this privileged role and inviting us to be a part of such important work in fostering and sustaining innovation in our world,” said Louis Carter, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Best Practice Institute.

Winners will be announced on April 25, 2013 during the Annual Edison Awards Gala in Chicago. These winning innovators will also have an opportunity for high-level business networking during the event and a chance to bring their solutions to a broader market.

About the Edison Awards™
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. The 2013 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science Channel and USA Today. For more information about the Edison Awards and a list of past winners, visit

About Best Practice Institute
Best Practice Institute is a unique community of some of the world’s top business leaders. Its more than 10,000 members turn to BPI as a leadership development center, online learning portal, think tank and research institute in executive development, talent management, and organization change. Members include executives and employees of well more than half of the Fortune 500 corporations and are located in about two dozen countries on five continents.

BPI’s Senior Executive Board is composed of senior executives of 15 of the world’s largest corporations: Walmart, Bank of America, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, British Petroleum, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Ingersoll Rand, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Saudi Aramco, Iris International and Pfizer.BPI was founded in 2005 by Louis Carter. The organization is based in West Palm Beach, FL.

Louis Carter, founder and CEO of Best Practice Institute, is a highly regarded authority on learning, talent, leadership development and change. Carter is the author or co-author of 12 books, including Change Champions, which is due out in October. He is a regular contributor to Fast Company, Chief Learning Officer, Talent Management, and Training Magazine. He is the creator of the new 360-degree assessment tool on a social platform,

BPI’s website offers a wealth of resources to its members, including research, case studies, interactive webinars, online learning sessions, and training for Human Resources (PHR, SPHR, GPHR) accreditation. Many of the site’s materials are available free to the public. For more information, please visit

Louis Carter
Best Practice Institute
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