The Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum cordially invites individuals, companies, organizations and government agencies world-wide to apply for the 2018 SVIEF Top 30 Innovation Awards.

We’re looking for technological breakthroughs in areas such as AI+, Smart Technologies, VR/AR, Wearable Devices, 3D Printing, Robotics, Health-tech, New Energy, Software, Hardware/Semiconductor, and Other Emerging Technologies, etc. Innovations should go far beyond marginal improvements in existing products and services. Winners will be chosen by an independent panel of judges.


Key program dates

  • Monday, 9/10/2018

    Application deadline

  • Thursday, 9/20/2018

    Top 30 Winners' Announcement

  • Saturday, 9/29/2018

    Award Ceremony at the 8th SVIEF

Top 30 Winners


Padmate Tech Co.

Founded in 2010, Padmate Tech Co., Ltd is a high-tech corporation, powered by the mother coporate, Harda Group (Established in 1994). With integrated Design, R&D, Testing Lab and large Manufacturing bases, Padmate is committed to accelerating and delivering high quality consumer electronic products from even concept stage.


Wynd Technologies

Wynd improves air quality globally through the most comprehensive data platform, powered by an ecosystem of sensors and air cleaning solutions. Their first product was a smart air purifier and sensor that was the most successfully funded air quality product ever. The company is growing the sensors, which are being deployed in appliances, buildings, cars, and other platforms.



Anki Inc. brings objects to live through robotics and artificial intelligence (A.I.), allowing people to build relationships with technology that feel a little more human. Cozmo robot by Anki is a gifted little guy with a mind of his own, with a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out. Vector is a curious, independent home robot powered by some preposterous tech and AI. Anki Inc. is the Top 10 most innovative companies in robotics three years in a row.


Dreamworld AR

Dreamworld is the new frontier of Augmented Reality. Believing in the value of "Tech for People", the company strives to deliver the most cutting-edge yet affordable AR technologies to everyone. The Dream Glass is designed for mobile platforms, being the first and sole to offer 90-degree field of view for less than $400, at a weight of around a half pound.



Humatics is a pioneering microlocation technology, offering centimeter- and millimeter-scale positioning that is faster, more precise, and affordable than any existing 3D positioning or location tracking technology on the market. The breakthrough microlocation system and analytics software comprise the Humatics Spatial Intelligence Platform™ that will revolutionize how people and machines locate, navigate and collaborate in the connected world.



AISense created the best speech recognition & NLP technologies to understand human-to-human conversations. Its flagship product (iOS/Android/Web) is the first product in the world that takes meeting notes and share the transcript in real time. It also separates different speakers and label the speaker names based on new diarization & speaker-id technologies. TechCrunch Disrupt 2018 selected Otter as the exclusive voice app to provide live transcription for all keynotes & panels.



Bot3 was founded in 2014 in the Silicon Valley and is the leading provider of robotic visual navigation. We design and develop cutting-edge VSLAM (Visual Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) and deep learning technologies that provide trackless solution for AGVs (Automatic Guided Vehicle) and indoor mobile robots, allowing them to navigate autonomously.



Robomart is the world's first self-driving grocery store. Just tap a button and the entire store comes to you, so that you can shop checkout-free for the freshest goods right at your doorstep. The company was founded in 2017 by serial entrepreneurs with deep domain expertise in on-demand delivery, retail operations, and autonomous vehicles with a mission to create the world's most accessible grocery store.



ReoLab is a lab automation startup based in San Francisco, CA. By combining advances in 3D printed microreactors and machine learning, the company has developed a platform for rapidly and scalably automating many central lab in vitro diagnostic tests at the point of need. Quick access to quantitative biomarker data can lead to substantial improvements to clinical workflows for acute and chronic conditions.


Morro Data

Morro Data believes in simple IT and that all businesses should have fast, efficient enterprise-class features when it comes to data. Morro Data’s CloudNAS with Global Filesystem allows businesses to quickly and efficiently access unlimited storage, collaborate with multi-office for sync-n-share, and get instant disaster recovery.



BitMart is a premier global digital asset trading platform. BitMart provides digital asset spot trading, futures contract trading, OTC trading and other client services all around the world. The company is devoted to providing a faster, more secure, and smoother trading experience with the aim of becoming a world-class digital asset trading platform in the future.



GSAE is the world’s first blockchain based “Social Asset Securitization Financial Platform”. The company is committed to build a new decentralized ecosystem enabling equality and value sharing for socially valued subjects and their fans. The influence of the issuance subject can be accurately assessed through the data collection and analysis system, and traffic monetizing can be realized by eco-scene implementation. Users' behavior within the ecosystem can be traced back, and all data is transparent. GSAE will fully exploit and reveal the financial value of each co-builder of this ecosystem.



Artveoli is a hardware startup in the digital appliances space making artistic air panels that create fresh air indoors. The systems are flat, connected, with modern design that remove excess buildup of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and convert it into Oxygen, improving indoor air quality in homes, offices, schools, hospitals and other closed environments. This is the first device that changes composition of air by removing gases in addition to PM 2.5, and generating fresh air inside 24/7.



BloomSky is a global network of smart weather camera stations. The network provide real-time, situational awareness of the weather at a highly-granular level. The weather stations transmit highly-accurate temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, UV, wind speed, wind direction and rainfall data accompanied with HD images of the sky. An image of the sky in each location puts the conditions in context as opposed to simply providing numerical weather data. The images give a better understanding of weather conditions and furthers the viewer’s physical and emotional connection to the weather. There are three core components to the BloomSky product; hardware, software and data — all smartly connected to integrate into the overall ecosystem of the vastly growing IoT economy.



QuarkChain provides a secure, decentralized and scalable blockchain solution to deliver 100,000+ on-chain TPS. Features include:
1.Reshardable two-layered blockchain.
2.Guaranteed security by market-driven collaborative mining.
3.Anti-centralized horizontal scalability.
4.Efficient cross-shard transactions.
5.Simple account management.



DxChain is the world’s first decentralized big data and machine learning network powered by a computing-centric blockchain. In other words, DxChain is a public chain, aims to design a platform to solve computation of big data in a decentralized environment.


AutoX Inc.

AutoX is defining the future of Location Based Services with our industry- leading camera-first autonomous driving technology. The company is making self-driving vehicles that are reliable, affordable, and above all, accessible to as many people as possible.


X-Therma Inc.

X-Therma greatly improves upon current cryopreservation techniques and is continuing development of our ground-breaking methods for sub-zero delivery of fully functional cells, tissues, and whole organs for regenerative medicines using highly advanced, non-toxic chemistries.


Coach Talk

Coach Talk app provides instant video/audio conferencing tool where you can connect and engage industry professionals with diverse domain expertise globally. The marketplace creates a platform for domain experts to deliver cross-border services to consumers who are in need of educational, personal, and professional transformation. The all-in-one, user friendly features help to drive clients to the Coach Talk App for the mutual benefit of vendor and consumer optimality.



BrainCo was incubated in 2015 by Harvard Innovation Lab (Harvard i-Lab)and has recently been named one of the world’s top brain-computer interface companies by several media outlets. Committed to the development of non-invasive brain-computer interface technology, combi ned with the latest algorithm of MIT artificial intelligence laboratory AI, independently developed brain-wave-based wearable devices, providing a new era of human-computer interaction.


NanoX Medical Corp

NanoX Medical is a MedTech company founded by Dr. Cheng and Dr. Wang to tackle these problems. Its patented end-window monochromatic NanoX generator overcomes the shortcomings from traditional Coolidge X-ray tube. Combined with its proprietary phase contrast imaging technology, NanoX technology achieves ultra-low radiation and high-resolution imaging with low power and a low profile. The product miniDR based on this technology can be used in small hospitals, clinics, and mobile scenarios such as ambulance and on-site services. The mammography device XMam will effectively screen breast cancers using ultra-low dose and eliminate painful compression. This breakthrough technology will also expand to other medical imaging fields such as CT, dentistry etc. Combined with AI-assisted diagnosis, NanoX technology will greatly advance the radiography market of over one trillion RMB.



Founded in October 2016, (ZIBOT) is a company dedicated to design, develop and sell educational robots for child. ZIBOT seeks to deliver comprehensive AI products to consumers. ZIBOT is operating a lab in Silicon Valley focusing on advanced NLP algorithm research and development.



Bizkey is a retail-focused smart POS infrastructure system aiming to re-integrate business operations with the decentralized economy of the future. It is a feature-ready platform that supports a variety of powerful applications that serve to improve inefficiencies in logistics, payments, service quality, accounting and much more.



Microduino is an award-winning global designer, developer, manufacturer and seller of stackable electronic building blocks, related components, and in-class science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning systems which encourage and enhance inventors’ creativity, imagination, and ingenuity through project-based learning.



Gaussocde wasfounded in Silicon Valley in 2016 by the management elite of leading big data and AI companies and received tens of millions of dollars in investment. Taking the automotive industry as a starting point, we focus on complex decision-making and operational issues under new marketing. The core competitiveness lies in the use of deep-level data analysis and artificial intelligence technology to help enterprises achieve large-scale profit growth.



To develop bone-targeted drugs (RAB series) for the delivery of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to various sites of clinical relevance. The potential opportunity for RABOME is to develop these drugs addressing a need for effective stem cell treatments in osteonecrosis, fracture healing, osteoporosis, and inflammatory arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis).



ROYBI is the next-generation, AI-powered, educational companion robot, currently targeting 3-7-year-old children focusing on language development. Roybi interacts with kids as well as their supervisors, including teachers, parents and grandparents. Roybi is able to recognize faces and emotions, laugh, cry, and entertain kids in a fun, interactive way.



Home Security as a subscription service, which combines smart hardware, cloud intelligence to deliver a complete, asy-to-use solution for home security with a strong focus on a privacy and automation. Angee is revolutionising the Home Security by bring hassle-free digital service with no installations, long-term contracts or dependance on man labour. The company generated first 1,300+ customers through Kickstarter and currently is introducing its subscription service into the US market.



LumColor U.S. Innovation Center is rooted in California “Silicon Beach” and is committed to promoting, developing forward-thinking new technology innovations and projects. After several years of development, several innovative technology projects have been launched and implemented, and the latest technological development arteries are in control, occupying a place in the forefront of the world's most advanced technology fields. We have a strong team and a diverse talent structure to handle a variety of project developments and operations. In the future, we will also develop the combination of technology and art, let the light of technology and art shine in the world, and to create better human life. Just like our slogan "Color the Life, Color the World".


Vivi in the Valley by Vivi Lin

"Vivi in the Valley" is a cross-border business TV series that focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. Directed and Produced by ex-Reuters TV personality Vivi Lin and her team, the show’s mission is to change the world with innovation, discovering latest technologies, such as AI, driverless car, Blockchain, VR and AR, exploring the secrets in venture capital investing, and sharing the first-hand knowledge from entrepreneurs and investors to the business communities in both US and greater China. The show has received positive feedback from the entrepreneurial communities in China and Silicon Valley with over 20 million views in total. It was rated by the distribution partners Iqiyi (known as China’s Netflix) and Caixin Media (known as China’s New York Times) as the most popular innovation business video show in 2017.