2012 Innovation Index winners announced

 

Lauren Drell | Mashable | 12 December 2012

 

Innovation Index Winners

In the tech space, one year is a long time — companies emerge, others get acquired, some pivot, a few close shop. New gadgets are released to replace yesterday’s cutting-edge devices, and startups dream up gizmos and apps we never knew we wanted or needed til we laid our hands on them.

 

The Mashable Innovation Index is comprised of 15 categories, each of which is curated by an expert Mashable selected because of their work in the space. Each curator selected five nominees — companies, products, events or technologies — that are pushing the boundaries in an ever-evolving digital landscape. We announced the nominees two weeks ago, and the Mashable community has voted since them to determine the best innovations of 2012.

 

The winners — based on thousands of votes from the Mashable community — are listed below.

 

 Media: Huffpost Live

 

Innovation Index - Media category winner

 

Nominees:

 

Nominees selected by Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer of Columbia University

Home: Sonos Sound System

Innovation Index Winner - Home Category

 

 

Nominees selected by Martha Stewart, Entrepreneur

 

Gadgets: Google Glass

Innovation Index Winner - Gadget Category - Google Glasses

Nominees selected by Lance Ulanoff, Editor-in-Chief of Mashable

 

Shopping: PlanYourRoom.com

Innovation Index Winner - Shopping

Nominees selected by Stacy London, Host of What Not To Wear and Founder, Style for Hire

 

 Social Good: DoSomething.org

Innovation Index Winner -Social Good Category - Dosomething.org

Nominees selected by Adam Braun, Founder of Pencils of Promise

 

Art & Design: Crowdfunding Platforms

 

Innovation Index Winner

Nominees selected by Jess Lee, CEO and Co-Founder of Polyvore

 

Politics & Government: Obama for America’s Quick Donate

Innovation Index Winner - obama quick donate

Nominees selected by Chris Hughes, Editor-in-Chief of The New Republic

 

Food: Envirofit Clean Cookstoves

Innovation Index Winner - envirofit

Nominees selected by Lorena Garcia, Chef

Business: ScanLife

Innovation Index Winner - scanlife image coca cola

Nominees selected by Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-Founder of Gilt Groupe

Entertainment: Tablets

Innovation Index Winner - mini-ipad-nexus7thumb

Nominees selected by Jon M. Chu, Filmmaker & Founder of DS2DIO

 

Travel: High-Tech Airports

Innovation Index Winner -high tech airport iberia virtual assistant

Nominees selected by Rafat Ali, Founder of Skift

Productivity: Mindmeister

Innovation Index Winner - mindmeister

Nominees selected by Brett Terpstra, Podcaster and Life Hacker

 

Fashion: Instagram

Innovation Index Winner - instagram_update

Nominees selected by Coco Rocha, Model

Health & Fitness: Fitocracy

Innovation Index Winner - fitocracy

Nominees selected by Sarah Robb O'Hagan, President, Equinox

 

Sports: FanDuel

Innovation Index Winner - fanduel

Nominees selected by Jon Dube, GM of CBS Fantasy Sports

*Chris Hughes is an investor in the companies noted with an asterisk

Image courtesy of iStockphoto, SimmiSimons, terminalu

 

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