Intelligent Energy win 2015 Gold Edison Award

Posted on 8 May 2015 by The Manufacturer

Energy technology group, Intelligent Energy has been named a 2015 Gold Edison Award Winner for Upp, its hydrogen fuel cell portable power solution.

Products entered in this prestigious programme are judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives and academics and represent game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of product development, marketing and human-centred design.

Building on Intelligent Energy’s innovative proprietary fuel cell technology, Upp powers USB-compatible mobile electronic devices, such as smartphones; eReaders; portable gaming devices, and digital cameras instantly with up to five charges from a single cartridge.

Upp makes its own power so you don’t ever have to be tethered to a wall again enabling anyone to work, connect, manage mobile commerce and share experiences all while off the grid.

Upp - Walking Outdoors
Upp doing it’s thing in the great outdoors.

“With 75% of the global population relying on mobile devices to stay connected, there is no such thing as true mobility if you’re tethered to a wall,’” said Julian Hughes, group corporate development director at Intelligent Energy.

“Upp is transforming the way people consume power and energy on the go. We’re honoured that Upp has been recognised as one of the most innovative technology products in hydrogen power, and we look forward to bringing energy freedom to consumers everywhere.”

The Edison Awards have celebrated 28 years of honouring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services.

Entries are evaluated on their overall concept, value, delivery and impact. These innovations not only address a need and solve a problem but also seize an opportunity and create a new market or industry; they show evidence for how the product is different and whether it has distinct, game-changing advantages over its alternatives; they offer examples of how consumers have been engaged and how the product has been delivered and made available to the marketplace.

It also highlights both the immediate and long-term impact of the product. Products chosen as Edison Award Winners reflect design and engineering in some of the most game-changing products and services coming to market.