2022 Innovators Awards: Meet the winners

Aug. 18, 2022
Record number of entries yields astonishing class of honorees for LFW's 2022 Innovators Awards.

In all my years covering technology, it has always been the thirst for innovation that has driven my desire to learn more about how various technologies workand how they provide new value. This year as we embarked on the annual Laser Focus World Innovators Awards process, it was encouraging to see so many companies submit entries. So many amazing innovations across a growing and ever-evolving space. 

In selecting honorees, we employed a blind judging process where multiple judges evaluated each submission without knowing how the other judge scored the entry. This approached allowed us to even out any potential biases by created average scores for each innovation. Even with the diversity amongst the judges, it was surprising to see how many scores were consistent across the board. 

Be sure to run through the slide show and see all the winners. It was a lot of fun going through the process.  

About the Author

Peter Fretty | Market Leader/Group Editorial Director, Laser & Military

Peter Fretty began his role as the Market Leader, Laser & Military in June 2023; the group encompasses the Laser Focus World, Military & Aerospace Electronics, and Vision Systems Design brands. He also serves as Group Editorial Director, Laser & Military (effective spring 2023) and served as Editor in Chief of Laser Focus World since October 2021. Prior to that, he was Technology Editor for IndustryWeek for two years.

As a highly experienced journalist, he has regularly covered advances in manufacturing, information technology, and software. He has written thousands of feature articles, cover stories, and white papers for an assortment of trade journals, business publications, and consumer magazines.

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