ElliptiGO Inc. Honored at CONNECTâ€™S 23rd Annual Most Innovative New Product Awards
ElliptiGO 8S Honored for Excellence in Innovation
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11, 2010 â€“ The ElliptiGO 8S was honored with the 2010 Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Award in the category of Action and Sport Technologies at CONNECTâ€™s 23rd Annual MIP Awards on Dec. 10.Â For the past 23 years, CONNECTâ€™s MIP Awards has honored new products created and launched in San Diego with the potential to make a worldwide impact on society.Â
The ElliptiGO 8S combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to deliver a low-impact, high-performance workout â€“ outdoors. Unlike the other exercise alternatives injured, former or cross-training runners usually turn to, the ElliptiGO 8S allows people to get outside and exercise in a way that closely mimics the normal running motionâ€”but without the jarring impact on the body.
â€œWhen we started this journey back in 2005, our mission was to design a fitness device that would enable former runners to enjoy outdoor exercise again. Since our launch of the 8S, we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our first generation customers, and we are grateful to CONNECT for recognizing the significance and potential of our innovation.â€ said Brent Teal, ElliptiGO Co-founder and Co-President, who accepted the award on behalf of the company.
The MIP Award winners were selected from more than 100 entries â€“ a record setting number.Â The competition has eight categories: action and sport technologies, aerospace and security technologies, clean technology, diagnostics and research tools, medical products, software, hardware and general technology and communications and IT.
The winners were announced December 10th at the Hilton Torrey Pines Hotel to a sold-out audience of over 800 of San Diego's top executives, entrepreneurs, service providers and academics.
"At CONNECT we believe a real benchmark for evaluating the success of San Diegoâ€™s innovation economy is the number of innovations that are successfully commercialized and deliver a major benefit to society.Â Our Most Innovative New Product Awards recognizes a new crop of leap-frog innovation in new products.Â ElliptiGO Inc. joins an impressive roster of previous winners and exhibits the best qualities of the entrepreneurial spirit that have established San Diegoâ€™s global reputation as a leader in innovation,â€Â said Duane Roth, chief executive officer of CONNECT.
The CONNECT MIP Awards program has been an indicator of the industries and technologies that have stimulated the San Diego economy, from early stage biotechnology companies to the first products generated by the regionâ€™s telecommunications boom.
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