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SXSW Brand Innovators Awards 2024: Celebrating Groundbreaking Innovation



Austin, TX - The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals celebrated cutting-edge innovation across multiple categories at the 25th Annual SXSW Innovation Awards ceremony. The awards showcase the most inventive and impactful projects driving progress in areas like AI, climate change, health technology, and more.


Some of the top honorees from this year's ceremony include:


Artificial Intelligence:


AI-enabled health research with Truveta (Bellevue, WA) Truveta's platform leverages advanced AI to accelerate medical research and drug development by providing researchers access to de-identified patient data across hundreds of hospitals.


Climate Change:


The TOM FORD Plastic Innovation Accelerator, powered by Lonely Whale  (New York, NY) This ambitious accelerator program aims to reduce plastic waste by supporting startups developing scalable alternatives to traditional petroleum-based plastics.


Health & Biotech:


FDA Breakthrough Skin Cancer Device (Miami, FL) An innovative new medical device that improves detection and treatment of deadly melanoma skin cancers earned recognition in this prestigious category.


Interface Design:

Lune® - your music companion (Littleton, CO) Lune's intuitive AI-powered music app creates personalized streaming experiences that adapt to your mood, activity and taste.



Product Design:


First Winner - Miroka Prototype: A Robot With Character (Paris, France)


Second Winner - Boomerang Water at ACC (Midland, NC)


Social Impact:


Brand Safety Secured with Viral Nation (Toronto, ON) Viral Nation's brand safety platform leverages AI to detect toxic content across social media, helping brands place ads in positive environments.


Among other notable winners were the inspiring Community Service Award honorees and the futuristic quantum technology company UbiGro Cover taking home the "WTF (What the Future)" category.


The "People's Choice" winner voted by attendees was Kulture City for their work fostering inclusive communities for people with autism and other abilities. Dotpad, a breakthrough productivity app utilizing generative AI, earned the coveted "Best in Show" prize.


From game-changing medical advancements to sustainable innovation and boundary-pushing design, the 2024 SXSW Innovation Award winners exemplified the creative solutions needed to solve humanity's greatest challenges. Their work sets the bar for the evolving tech landscape.

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