The Weekend Review - What the 2016 Cannes Judges Think is Innovation
We List the Cannes Short List of Innovation Awards
|Grid of the 2016 Cannes Innovation Short List|
Cannes isn't all about films. Still a budding category, the three-year-old Innovation category had entries up to over 380 this year from around 220 in 2015. The Cannes jury shortlisted 39 and we show 15 in the innovation category, and those finalists each made brief in-person presentations to the jury at the beginning of the week. In addition to the Grand Prix, the jury awarded eight Innovation Lions. The category was dominated by the U.S. and Europe, with the U.S. and the U.K. each winning two Innovation Lions. From non-surgical circumcision to edible six-pack rings, check out the videos of each award winner.
Google Deep Mind - Google U.K.
The Go champion of world actually brings top honors as the Grand Prix winner. The Artificial Intelligence system was developed in the U.K. by DeepMind, a company acquired by Google in 2014.
The Field Trip to Mars - Lockeed Martin, McCann - NYMcCann campaign for Lockheed Martin brought kids from the inner city on a field trip and gave them a VR Experience in a group setting.
JukedeckJukedeck’s new artificial intelligence music composition technology, creators can get a cheap, royalty free soundtrack custom-made for their video. This team was so surprised they weren't in Cannes to receive the award.
Prepex - CIRC MedtechOuch. This one comes close to home. This is on the short list (sorry about the pun) for creating a non-surgical circumcision method using rubber bands.
The Mill BLACKBIRD®The Mill transforms automotive advertising with The BLACKBIRD® - the first fully adjustable car rig that creates photo-real CG cars.
Saltwater Brewery - Edible Six Pack RingsFlorida based Saltwater Brewery recently released edible six-pack rings, a brand-new approach to sustainable beer packaging. These six-pack rings are 100 percent biodegradable and edible—constructed of barley and wheat ribbons from the brewing process.
Landcruiser Emergency - Saatchi & Saatchi
Saatchi & Saatchi, in partnership with
Flinders University, has pioneered a new device that can be fitted in Toyota LandCruisers, enabling them to create a pop-up emergency network that will bring communications to the most remote parts of the Outback. The device has been engineered using a clever mix of WI-FI, UHF and Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN) technology, including NASA for interplanetary communications, to turn vehicles into communications hotspots each with up to a 25km range.
Serviceplan KOREA - Serviceplan DOT KoreaThe First Braille Smartwatch. The campaign was done by Serviceplan Korea, advertising agency for Dot Incorporation in Germany.
The Next Rembrandt - Ing, J. Walter Thompson AmsterdamThe
Hack in Black - Activision - EdelmanBlackOps campaign for Activision by Edelman embeded snapchat codes for game cheats and hacks.
Highway Robbery - Volvo Cars, Grey NY
Volvo's new XC90 T8 hybrid, the seven-seat SUV, is portrayed in this inventive "Highway Robbery" stunt crafted by Grey New York. Over the course of a two-day shoot on a busy roadway in Southern California, the team employed a tricked-out peristaltic pump and "road-mat" to harness the momentum of passing traffic and generate electricity for charging the XC90 T8.