Innovation in Emerging Aviation Technologies

Nomination period is closed

We’re searching for companies in the global Emerging Aviation Technologies industry who are innovating, disrupting and has a culture where women are thriving. In its pursuit of excellence the company embraces diversity, equity and inclusion.

Innovation Awards Ceremony: Friday, January 6, 2023 at CES in Las Vegas, NV


Requirements for the for the 2022 Innovation in Emerging Aviation Technologies award include:

  • The innovation must be specific to the UAS/AAM industry
  • Must be technology focused or technology enabled
  • Have female representation in leadership/management roles
  • The company must be in business a minimum of two years as of September 30, 2022

Selection Process

The process for selecting the 2022 Innovation in Emerging Aviation Award honoree includes:

  • An international panel of judges will score the submissions based on the information provided the submission form.
  • The information provided on the nomination form must be verifiable within within 5 business days of contact to expedite processing of the nomination form. If we are unable to verify the information, the nomination will be removed from consideration.

Note: See FAQs at the bottom of the page.


The company selected for our Innovation in Emerging Aviation Technologies will enjoy the following benefits:

  • On stage trophy presentation to the organization’s leader(s)
  • The organization will be featured in our Top Companies video
  • The organization will be featured on our Top Companies webpage
  • The organization will be celebrated at our private industry recognition event immediately following the awards ceremony
  • The organization will be featured in the Top Companies press release for the class of 2022
  • Top Companies Awards Ceremony: In person, on stage at CES during our annual awards program Friday, January 6, 2023 at CES in Las Vegas, NV

Join us as a sponsor to recognize and celebrate our inaugural class of Top Companies in Emerging Aviation Technologies.

Top Companies in Emerging Aviation Technologies FAQs

Who is eligible for the Innovation in Emerging Aviation Technologies Award?

Nominations are open to any company, organization (public or private) the UAS/AAM industry with a minimum of two years as of December 31, 2022. 

Who is eligible to nominate a company for the Innovation in Emerging Aviation Technologies award category?

Anyone with first had knowledge of the organization can nominate a company.

When will nominees be notified about their status of being selected as the honoree for Innovation?

The company’s top executive will be formally contacted and notified of the company being selected no later than November 9, 2022.

When is the awards recognition ceremony?

The awards ceremony will held on Friday, January 6, 2023 live during our annual awards celebration at CES.

Can additional information, links and other non-company websites, articles or material be submitted as part of the nomination process?

No. Only the information requested on the nomination form will be reviewed by the judges in selecting the honoree?

Can a sponsor for the awards program be nominated and possibly recognized as an honoree in the Innovation category?

Yes! But not for the category they are sponsoring. Sponsorship will have no bearing on the selection process. 

Is a representative from the company required to attend the Awards Ceremony?

Yes, a senior company executive or appointed representative from the company must be available to attend the recognition event at our CES annual awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Friday, January 6, 2023.

Will CES tickets be provided for representatives for the Innovation award?

Yes. The company selected in the Innovation in Emerging Aviation Technologies category will receive two CES Exhibit Hall tickets to the world largest tech event. However, travel, lodging and meal expenses are not included.

What are the planned celebratory activities for the Innovation Award honoree?

In addition to the on stage trophy ceremony, a celebratory reception, photo sessions, press release, company featured on the W&D website plus additional activities under development.

When will the Innovation Emerging Aviation honoree be publicly announced?

The Innovation award honoree will be revealed at the awards presentation on stage at CES on January 6, 2023 in Las Vegas. 

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