Edison Awards Finalist

Nov 12 15Acknowledgements,Interviews,Panels,Press



SmartCatch is Recognized as an Innovator and Thought Leader in Sustainable Seafood Technology

Palo Alto, California, March, 2016 – SmartCatch™, www.smart-catch.com, has been named a 2016 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™.   The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

“It’s exciting to see companies like SmartCatch continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director.  “Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.” Award winners will be announced April 21, 2016 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Ballroom of the Capitale in New York City.

Rob Terry, founder and CTO of SmartCatch said, “We are proud to be a finalist for this prestigious award and honored that our digital catch monitoring product, DigiCatch is being recognized as a game changing product that enables fishermen to see what is in their net in real-time helping them harvest wild seafood more sustainably.”  The fishing industry can greatly benefit from this ground breaking technology that both boosts profits and reduces unnecessary by-catch waste.  According to Kenny Renertesen of Newport, Oregon “With DigiCatch™ I can see inside my net and I know if my tow will be profitable in minutes instead of hours.”

Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria of quality. The voting panel includes members of:

  • Chief Marketing Officer Council (CMO)
  • Design Management Institute (DMI)
  • American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Georgia State Marketing Roundtable (GSU)
  • Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)
  • Assoc. of Technology Mgmt & Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • BPI Network
  • Past Edison Award winners
  • Marketing professionals
  • Scientists
  • Designers
  • Engineers
  • Academics

SmartCatch was founded to positively impact the seafood industry by incorporating smart technologies in critical areas relating to fish including; wild harvest, aquaculture and traceability. SmartCatch is developing seafood productivity products that integrate data flow and management analysis in a manner conducive to holistic real-time evaluation of sustainable practices and environmental quality.

SmartCatch is seeking industry partners in order to scale their exciting new technologies. For more information, please contact rob@smart-catch.com.