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The 2023 Eddies Application Phase is now Closed.

Any company or organization headquartered in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont), can apply for an Eddies Award (formerly New England Innovation Award), as long as:

  • it has developed/marketed a revolutionary product, technology or process, that helps create a better future,   

  • does not employ over 150 people, and

  • needs tailor-made mentoring and support to successfully commercialize or scale.

There is an application fee of $50, paid at the time of application submission.


Innovation Tracks are updated every year, to reflect current market trends and developments.

For 2023, the available categories are:

  1. Cleantech, Greentech, Bluetech 

  2. Communication Technologies/Cybersecurity/Cyberprotection

  3. Dual Technologies

  4. Encryption Software

  5. Healthy Living & Well-Being

  6. Tech, Deeptech & AI

  7. SMART: Cities Living, Buildings & Construction

  8. Life Sciences (Biotech, Medical Devices, Pharma) 

  9. Minority-Owned

  10. Robotics

  11. Sustainability/Sustainable Living

An organization can apply to more than one Categories if they have more than one products to be considered;   however, only ONE product or process entry is accepted per organization within each Category.

All Applications/Entry submissions must be completed ELECTRONICALLY no later than Friday, April 21, 2023; 5:00 pm EST. Please consult the 2023 Timeline before you Apply, so you can commit to being present at the Live Events, should you pass the First Judging Round of the Competition and make it to the Finals.


Applications/Entry Submissions should include:

  1. (Required) A Completed Application Form with basic contact information; for an Application to be considered, ALL Entry Form Fields must be complete. The form link can be found by clicking the blue button below.

  2. (Required) An 10-page maximum Pitch Deck (Power Point), or a 2 1/2-minute Video describing the Innovation, its Benefits or the Problem it solves, and How it stands apart from the competition. Please be brief and concise, so that you can help the Judges decision process. Pitch Decks or Videos should be emailed to For detailed instructions on what to include in your Presentation Pitch (Deck or Video), go to the page "Application Pitch Guidelines".

  3. (Optional) Up to 5 photos (as visual aides to describe the innovation and/or its user benefits), may be emailed to

All applicants/competition entrants will receive an email acknowledgment by the end of the day their Application/Entry is received.



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