May 14, 2024

EON named Winner of Fast Company's 2024 World Changing Idea Award

We’re incredibly proud to share that we’ve been recognized as the Winner in the Fashion + Beauty category of Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas awards.

NEW YORK, May 14, 2024 — The winners of Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, highlighting fresh sustainability initiatives, cutting-edge AI developments, ambitious pursuits of social equity, and other creative projects that are helping mold the world.

EON was recognized as the Winner in the Fashion + Beauty category for its world-changing idea, EON Exchange, the first app ecosystem for connected products. EON Exchange brings together some of retail’s most influential apps, services and business partners from across the fashion value chain to enable brands to programmatically "install" a world of services, intelligence and possibility in every product. From smart authentication to hassle-free resale, EON's growing network of +40 leading partners brings next-gen services to customers’ fingertips and ensures the trillions of items produced each year can be traced, optimized, monetized and regenerated.

While the possibilities are endless, brands are already using EON Exchange to:

  • Enable customers to resell in one click across multiple platforms
  • Authenticate products and protect their brands
  • Trace items from raw materials to next life

This year’s World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 50 winners, 127 finalists, and 172 honorable mentions—with health, education, energy, and AI among the most popular categories. A panel of Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners from a pool of more than 1,300 entries across climate, social justice, wellness, politics, technology, corporate social responsibility, and more. Several new categories were added this year, including beauty and fashion, health products, health services, materials, and science and technology. The 2024 awards feature entries from across the globe, including the Republic of Korea, Brazil, and Madagascar.

Fast Company’s Spring 2024 issue (on newsstands May 21, 2024) will unveil some of the world’s most creative minds and pioneering organizations that are seeking to disrupt the status quo. The solutions cover everything from renewable energy storage and waste in the fashion industry to a building made entirely from recycled concrete and a fridge that’s solar-powered and designed to run off the grid.  

“I was struck this year by the global sweep of the honorees,” says Fast Company editor-in-chief Brendan Vaughan. “It’s endlessly inspiring to see how the world is coming together to devise inventive solutions to our most challenging problems. We need ideas from everywhere, and this year’s World Changing Ideas Awards are an extraordinary encapsulation of the innovation and creativity that is so abundant around the globe.”

"We started our journey seven years ago because we believed that there was a world of untapped potential within each physical product. Today, we are incredibly grateful to our clients and partners for making our world-changing idea possible. EON Exchange enables brands to seamlessly ‘install’ new capabilities into their products to power new business models, customer services and lifelong intelligence. "


EON Founder + CEO

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