SXSW Innovation Awards Finalist Showcase

Mar 9, 2024

2:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Explore 2024’s most innovative digital projects hands-on at the 7th Annual SXSW Innovation Awards Finalist Showcase.

55 finalists across all 11 competition categories will be on hand to demo their innovative projects for SXSW attendees, who will have the chance to vote for their choice to win the People’s Choice Award.

Also during the Showcase, the Innovation Awards judges will experience each project hands-on and vote to determine the winner in each category, as well as the winner of the Best in Show Award.

All award winners will be announced at the 245h Annual SXSW Innovation Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 11, 2024 at 6pm in Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center.

Categories and finalists for the 2024 SXSW Innovation Awards are as follows:

Artificial Intelligence Category

Captions: AI Powered Creative Studio
New York, NY

CESAR + Lenovo: AI Powered Sign Language Translator
Recife, Brazil

Truveta - AI Enabled Health Research
Bellevue, WA

SKOUT® Real-Time AI for Polyp Detection
Cambridge, MA

Cephable: Control Tech on Your Terms
Wilmington, MA


Audio Experience Category

“When You Can’t Say It, Play It”
Seattle, WA

Shanghai, China

Synaptics Resonate™
San Jose, CA

SPOKE: Music & Voice-Led Therapy Audio App
London, UK

GAUDIO Just Voice
Seoul, South Korea


Climate Change Category

Carbon Smart Wood™
Baltimore, MD

TOM FORD Plastic Innovation Accelerator
New York, NY

ECM PCB Stator Tech's PrintStator Motor CAD
Neddham Heights, MA

WindWings: Decarbonizing Ocean Shipping
Wayzata, MN

Agrilose®: Sustainable Pulp for Apparel
Santa Monica, CA


Community Empowerment Category

No Limbits Adaptive Wheelchair Pants
Richmond, VA

Aya Contigo App
Toronto, ON

World Creativity Project
Berlin, Germany

KultureCity: Inclusion for All
Birmingham, AL

Dot Pad
Seoul, South Korea


Interface Design Category

Kicks as Currency: A Tradeblock Story
Austin, TX

A-dapt Vision Emotion AI
London, England

Bakstage - Ultimate Customer Experience for Gen-Z
Livingston, NJ

Lune: Your Music Companion
Littleton, CO

Project Humanity
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan


Health & Biotech Category

Wearable Neurostimulation for Withdrawal
Dallas, TX

Autism - Early Diagnosis Breakthrough!
Atlanta, GA

SandboxAQ’s AQBioSim Division
Palo Alto, CA

FDA Breakthrough Skin Cancer Device
Miami, FL

VISIE Intraoperative 3D Computer Vision
Austin, TX


Product Design Category

Unstandardized Desk
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Boomerang Water at ACC
Midland, NC

Cognixion® Personal AI Conversational Co-Pilot in Augmented Reality
Santa Barbara, CA

Miroka Prototype: A Robot With Character
Paris, France

MilkMate: Transforming Workplace Breast Pumping
New York, NY


Social Media Category

Lens Protocol - The Social Layer of Web3
London, England

Brand Safety Secured with Viral Nation
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scrolling Therapy
Global Effort through Dentsu Creative

Overplay: Make Any Video Into a Game
New York, NY

Los Angeles, CA


Student Innovation Category

Austin, TX

Detecting AI Voice Cloning
Berkeley, CA

AV-24 World's Fastest Autonomous Racecar
Indianapolis, IN

The SmartScope
Hanover, NH

Cambridge, MA


Urban Design Category

Phoenix, AZ

Building with OurCarbon
San Francisco, CA

The Voltpost EV Charging Platform
San Francisco, CA & New York, NY

Zoox Driverless Robotaxi on Public Roads
Foster City, CA

Outdoor Music for Everyone Anywhere
Portland, OR


WTF (What the Future) Category

Munich, Germany

Blackdot: A New Way to Tattoo™
Austin, TX

The Living Knitwork Pavilion
Cambridge, MA

Sanctuary AI's Carbon™ and Phoenix™
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

UbiGro Cover
Los Alamos, NM

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