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Sandia Labs wins seven R&D 100 Awards and two specialty honors

December 3, 2021 8:00 am Published by

Annual breadth of invention is wide

Competing in an international pool of universities, corporations and government labs, inventions from Sandia National Laboratories captured seven R&D 100 Awards (one in conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory) this year, as well as two special awards for green technology and corporate responsibility.

Independent panels of judges selected projects to represent the year’s 100 most outstanding advances in applied technologies. The awards focused on practical impact rather than pure research, and recognized entrants for their products’ designs, development, testing and production.

The criterion for winning has been “demonstrable technological significance compared with competing products and technologies,” and emphasizes properties such as smaller size, faster speed, greater efficiency and higher environmental consciousness.

The R&D 100 Awards began in 1963. Since 1976, Sandia has earned 139 awards, including this year’s winners.

Read the complete news release for a list of Sandia’s winning projects.

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