For many of you who have not heard of this prize, the Economist's Innovation Award is a prestige honor handed out every year to the top entrepreneurs, creators and innovators. These people have created products or ideas that have shaped the way in which people think or live. Previous winners include the likes of Steve Jobs of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Bill Gates of Microsoft, and the list goes on. The tradition of awarding such remarkable dreamers continued this year as Garmin founders, Gary Burrell and Min Kao, were added to the list.
The Economist Group has created 8 categories in which the nominees are judged varying from bioscience to computing. Recognized for developing portable consumer GPS navigation devices, Burrell and Kao were the recipients of the Consumer Products Innovation 2012 category. In addition to this award, the duo was also inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame earlier in the month.
GPS City could not be more proud to provide our customers with products that have a renowned name like Garmin. They are consistently acknowledged for their innovations and foward-thinking ideas. Keep it rolling, guys! If you'd like some more information on the winner, please visit: http://www.economistconferences.co.uk/innovation/winners2012.