February 5, 2019Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, CA

2019 Golden Mousetrap Awards Categories

Returning to Anaheim in 2019, the Golden Mousetrap Awards recognize innovation in the following categories:

Entries are scored based on four criteria:

  • Design and Engineering Innovations
  • Functional Innovations
  • Benefits to User
  • Market Differentiation/Competitive Landscape

Automation & Motion Control

  • Additive Manufacturing 
  • Robotics
  • Controllers
  • Drives
  • Industrial Network Technologies
  • Motors & Mechanical Motion Devices
  • Sensors, Vision Systems, Feedback Devices & Peripherals

Design Hardware & Software

  • Data & Security
  • Analysis & Calculation Software
  • CAD/PDM/PLM Software

Electronics & Test

  • IoT & Connectivity
  • Analog/Power Management/Control
  • Components, Hardware & Interconnects
  • Embedded Computing/Processing
  • Test & Measurement
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Systems & Components – new to 2019!
  • Automotive Electronics – new to 2019!

Materials & Assembly

  • Fastening, Joining, Assembly Components & Adhesives
  • Engineering Plastics & Composites, Metals & Alloys

Gadget Freak of the Year

Lifetime Achievement