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ONKÖL wins Gold at Edison Awards

Posted April 21, 2016

Milwaukee startup ONKÖL announced today that it took top honors at the 2016 Edison Awards.  ONKÖL won the 2016 Edison Gold Award™ in Health and Wellness – Safety & Health Monitoring.  The company received the award for its innovative ONKÖL hub. The award was given at the black-tie Edison Awards Gala held at the historic Capitale ballroom in New York City on April 21, 2016.


“We are honored to receive this award on behalf of our incredible staff, partners, investors, and board of directors,” said Erich Jacobs, CEO of ONKÖL.  “We are committed to making the Internet of Things work for the benefit of seniors everywhere, and this award further validates our unique approach to solving that problem.  By combining beautiful design with an innovative technology infrastructure, we make it easy to provide home and health information directly to seniors and those that care about them.” 


“Fostering innovation is essential to keep moving forward. The 2016 Edison Award winners are recognized for the remarkable value they bring to consumers,” said Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director, Edison Awards, in their press release. “This year's winners will change the way we live, work and play."


The Edison Awards honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design, and innovation. Named for famed innovator Thomas Alva Edison, who achieved vast notoriety with 1,093 U.S. patents – the program annually honors the best in innovations and innovators. The Edison Award is one of the most prestigious accolades a company can receive for innovation and business success. The nominees for the Edison Awards were judged by a panel of over 3,000 business executives, including past award winners, academics, and leaders in the fields of design, engineering, science, and medicine.


About the Edison Awards

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators.   For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit



ONKÖL is a company whose mission is to enable the newest Internet of Things (IoT) innovations to work for the benefit of the elderly and those who care about them. It’s flagship product is the ONKÖL hub:  a beautiful device that simultaneously links a wide variety of third-party home and health monitoring sensors directly to family members, professionals, and data platforms. For more information about ONKÖL, visit  You can see ONKÖL at Booth 2541 at the American Telemedicine Association’s ATA 2016 conference in Minneapolis, May 15-17, 2016.