The IFA Most Innovative awards are a celebration of the most creative minds in various industries. This year, with 19 awards available, there were 14 different winners. Siemens, Samsung, Honor and Midea were all double winners, although there is no shame for brands such as Sony, Philips and LG to pick up gold in one category.
China once again was at the forefront of the awards, as they continue to lead the way with tech development and hugely relevant innovations for the current times.
Although COVID may have disrupted the market somewhat, it has given rise to some very interesting developments in a variety of industries. With this in mind, there’s every reason to look forward to next year’s awards and what these creative minds can come up with.
The awards themselves will be presented at the CE Summit in Guangzhou, China later this month.
Our pick from the list of winners
There are some serious contenders to pick, from the Honor MagicBook Pro BOE’s OLED flexible screen, our favourite was the Sony Alpha 7S III camera. Perfect for moviemakers, it features quick and dependable autofocusing, superb image stabilization and advanced light gathering. Its Active Mode is tailor-made for hand-held shooting, where the BIONZ XR processor accurately measures camera shake and compensates optically.
Full list of 2020 winners
Multifunctional Fresh Keeping Refrigerator Gold Award
Health Technology Innovation Gold Award
Electrolux Refrigerator EHE4809GDS
Washing & Drying Technology Innovation Gold Award
Design Innovation TV Gold Award
CHiQ 75Q7ART 8K
QLED Display Technology Gold Award
SAMSUNG QLED 8K Q950TS
High-performance Innovative Laptop Gold Award
HONOR MagicBook Pro
Fine Clothing Care Innovation Gold Award
Outdoor Innovation Wearable Gold Award
HONOR Watch GS Pro
Smart Kitchen Solutions Gold Award
Image Processing Technology Innovation Gold Award
Sony Alpha 7S III
User Experience Innovation Product Gold Award
Midea Air Conditioning KFR-35GW/BP3DN8Y-XT100(1)
Nano-IPS Application Innovation Display Gold Award
Sterilization Technology Innovation Gold Award
Panasonic Washing Machine NGA5E
Water Purification Technology Gold Award
PHILIPS AquaShield AWP1830/93
Air Purification Technology Innovation Gold Award
Panasonic JX2 Series
Iced Coffee Technology Innovation Gold Award
De’Longhi D3G SB
Innovative Display Technology Gold Award
BOE Flexible OLED Full-screen Display
Smart Cleaning Technology Innovation Gold Award
iRobot Roomba®s Series
Camera Technology Innovation Smartphone Gold Award
TECNO CAMON 16 Premier