"Design is reflected in everything we do at KYON, and we are excited to be recognized by the IDSA for creating a product that blends innovation with simplicity," said Leon Yohai, Co-Founder of KYON Technologies, Inc. "We built the thinnest piece of technology that will prevent your dog from being sick, lost or injured. And it's here, it's ready!"
Jury Chair Cameron Campbell, IDSA, led a team of global design experts to judge more than 600 finalists. The jury announced 26 gold, 47 silver, and 63 bronze winners.
"IDSA IDEA has an incredible legacy of establishing the best in international design," said Campbell.
IDEA 2016 winners span a wide range of 21 categories such as social impact; medical and scientific innovations; transportation; home and garden; office; personal accessories; children's products; sporting goods; and much more.
IDSA Board of Directors Chair John Barratt hails the competition as "the authority on design," showcasing new designs in products that are used every day, and products featuring first-of-a-kind innovations.
KYON was founded in May 2013 and launched on Kickstarter in March 2016. The team is made up of a highly specialized team of engineers, designers and marketers, based in Greece, all dedicated to reinventing the dog collar. To learn more about the KYON Pet Tracker, please visit www.kyontracker.com
Founded in 1965, the nonprofit IDSA is one of the oldest and largest membership associations for industrial design professionals, with thousands of members in dozens of Professional Chapters, Student Chapters and Special Interest Sections in the United States and internationally. IDSA sponsors IDEA®, the world's most prestigious and rigorous design competition. The Society hosts events including an annual International Design Conference, five District Design Conferences and a Medical Design Conference—bringing together some of the biggest names and brightest minds in industrial design and related fields. Global outreach includes designUpdate and designBytes e-newsletters; INNOVATION magazine; and the Yearbook of Design Excellence featuring IDEA, IDSA Award and Student Merit Award winners. IDSA Ambassadors support and promote industrial design with research and thought leadership.
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