Meet the winners of the first Greenlight Insights Innovation Awards

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The four winners of the inaugural Greenlight Insights Innovation Awards have been revealed at xRS Week 2019 in San Francisco.

Quick read

➨ More than 200 organisations entered the Innovation Awards

➨ Only 18 were selected as finalists

➨ The four winners will be unveiled on the first day of xRS Week 2019

The story

More than 200 organisations were considered for the tools, hardware, enterprise application and entertainment/marketing application categories, with only 18 selected as finalists.

The winners of the Greenlight Insights Innovation Awards were chosen on the basis of providing significant, functional and novel developments resulting in products, applications, and services that are more powerful, realistic, effective, or easier to use.

The winners of Greenlight Insights Innovation Awards are:

Innovation Award for Tools: Mill Mascot, The Mill

Innovation Award for Hardware: HMT-1, RealWear

Innovation Award for Enterprise Application: Rumii, Doghead Simulations

Innovation Award for Entertainment/Marketing Application: Holoride Launch, Holoride

Clifton Dawson, chief executive officer of Greenlight Insights, said: “I would like to thank all organisations that submitted for their dedication to virtual and augmented innovation, which is enabling the creation of new strategic value across entire industries. I would also like to congratulate the winners for their superb work that will impact the industry for years to come.”

All of the award winners will be presented to the delegates at xRS Week 2019 in San Francisco at the conclusion of the first day’s events at the Hotel Kabuki.


On the show floor, 42Gears, a unified endpoint management (UEM) provider, is showcasing its virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) device management capabilities.

The team is demonstrating how the 42Gears UEM software simplifies the management of VR and AR head-mounted displays (HMDs) through a web-based console that offers a single view of all devices deployed in an enterprise. 

“xRSWeek 2019 presents a great opportunity for us to demonstrate what our software solutions can do,” said Onkar Singh, co-founder and chief executive officer of 42Gears, “and introduce our offerings to a wider market. Moreover, xRS Week 2019 is a great platform to connect and network with thought leaders from around the world.”

42Gears focuses on helping businesses account for the unique security vulnerabilities that can affect VR and AR HMDs. With the help of its software, users can remotely manage and lock down HMDs, turning them into dedicated-purpose devices.

42Gears currently supports Oculus, Lenovo, and Pico VR devices.

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