IPC APEX EXPO 2021 Innovation Awards

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The IPC APEX EXPO Innovation Awards have been created to honor outstanding products and services for the electronics industry.

About the Innovation Awards Program

The IPC APEX EXPO Innovation Awards program recognizes honorees among the following categories:

  • Assembly 
  • Assembly Materials
  • Environmental 
  • Industry 4.0
  • PCB Design
  • PCB Fabrication
  • PCB Materials
  • Test & Inspection
  • Services
  • Software 
  • Other (please list)

Products and services will be reviewed and rated and scored by a panel of industry experts. The panel gives a numerical value based on the following criteria: How is this product innovative?  How is this product impacting the industry? The value a customer could experience with this product.

The scores are combined, resulting in a cumulative score for each product. A baseline value is derived from the cumulative scores in a category, and all scores above the baseline are designated as Honorees.

The Best of Innovation Award will be awarded to the highest-rated product or technology in each category, as long as that product surpasses a previously determined minimum score.

If the highest-rated product in a category does not surpass the minimum score, there will be no Best of Innovation Award for that category. All award designations by our panel is final.


In order to be eligible to submit an application for a product or service to be considered for the Innovation Awards, companies must be an exhibitor at IPC APEX EXPO 2021 and a member of IPC. 

How to Apply

There is a $150 non-refundable application fee to apply for the Innovation Awards. Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2021.  Winners will be notified by mid-February  and awards will be presented at IPC APEX EXPO 2021.