Best of SXSW

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This past weekend marked the end of SXSW. As you may know, SXSW celebrates the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries and features inspiring sessions, product showcases, brand activations, screenings, and super cool exhibitions.

Included in the festivities are the Interactive Innovation Awards, a ceremony that crowns a winner in 13 diverse categories. These awards honor the “best and latest advancements in the digital industry.” If you couldn't make it to Austin yourself, we decided to bring the winners to you. Below are 3 that we wanted to highlight for their creativity and innovation:

Category: Smart City

  • V3 by Pavegen
    • V3 is a flooring system that creates renewable energy from foot traffic that can be stored and used to power lighting. 

Category: VR & AR

Category: New Economy

  • Blinker
    • Blinker is a free app that allows people to buy, sell, finance or refinance their car by simply snapping a photo. Your car profile is shared in the Blinker marketplace along with social networks and other major online marketplaces.

Be sure to check out the other 10 Interactive Innovation Award winners:

Category: Innovation in Connecting People

  • Blendoor by Stephanie Lampkin
    • A blind recruiting app that facilitates job matching based on merit

Category: Innovation 3-DIY

  • 3Doodler PRO by 3Doodler
    • A 3D printing pen designed for prototyping and tactile design for creative professionals

Category: Music & Audio Innovation

Category: Privacy & Security

Category: Responsive Design

  • My Grandmother’s Lingo by SBS Online Australia
    • An interactive animation that highlights the plight of Indigenous languages

Category: Scifi No Longer

  • DuoSkin by MIT Media Lab | Microsoft Research
    • Temporary tattoos that allow users to control their mobile devices, display information, & store information on their skin

Category: Student Innovation

  • BionicM - Powering Mobility for All by Xiaojun Sun | JSK robotics lab at The University of Tokyo
    • Powered prosthesis to improve mobility of lower limb amputees

Category: Visual Media Experience  

  • JourneyMaker by The Art Institute of Chicago
    • An innovative digital interactive that empowers you to create your own one-of-a-kind adventure with works of art

Category: Health, Med & Biotech

  • PRIME needle free injector by Portal Instruments
    • A needle-free biologics administration system that includes real time tracking and reporting

Category: Wearable Tech

Here you go. Let us know what rings the bell for you, and if you have other award winners you’d like to share. See you at SX next year.