Avisi Technologies Shortlisted for Junkosha Innovator of the Year Award

Avisi Technologies, Junkosha Award, Innovation

Avisi Technologies has been shortlisted for Junkosha’s second-year Innovator of the Year Award program. This year had a tremendous number of applicants with Avisi Technologies being 1 of the 11 shortlisted to impress the panel of expert judges chosen for their vast industry experience in medical devices. The winning company will be awarded a $25,000 cash prize. A LinkedIn post by Junkosha stated, “At the core of the Junkosha brand message is our commitment to enabling technology innovators. Over the past year, we’ve witnessed our second-year Innovator of the Year Award program come to life.”


The history of Junkosha Inc. started in 1954 when the company was formed as a medical device manufacturer headquartered in Chiyoda City, Japan. Their coming-to-fame story began with development of the world’s first FEP melt-processable fluoropolymer products in 1961. The Japanese market widely accepted these products as the computer age closed in. Today, they provide solutions for customers in 32 countries and regions, hold 160 patents, and operate with 750 employees across 8 locations.


The complete list of shortlisted candidates includes:


Matt Ginn, IQ Endoscopes

Rui Jing Jiang, Avisi Technologies, Inc.

Tyler Melton, Corveus Medical

Elahe Soltanaghai, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Michael Hollenbeck, Optisys, Inc.

Mona Jarrahi, UCLA

Patrick Reynaert, University of Leuven (KU Leuven)

Prof Anthony Peyton, University of Manchester

Sabih Chaudhry, Afon Technology Ltd

Wenyao Xu, University at Buffalo

Ian Roberts, Wireless Lab at UCLA


These individuals and organizations have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to innovation and have significantly contributed to advancing technology in their respective fields. Avisi Technologies, in particular, has distinguished itself through its state-of-the-art medical device solutions. Rui Jing Jiang, CEO of Avisi Technologies, responded to the announcement: “We are humbled by the recognition from Junkosha and are thankful that their organization cares deeply about promoting innovation in advanced materials to impact human health and wellbeing. It’s an honor to be in the company of these innovators.” 

In the announcement made on Junkosha’s website, Joe Rowan, the Chairperson for the awards, said: “This year’s Award has seen an expanded amount of interest from entrants all over the globe, which is a fabulous result following the success of the inaugural program. On review of the candidates’ entries, the judges and I were really pleased with the level of innovation shown. Selecting the shortlist was no easy feat – we had to make some tough decisions along the way. However, we have full confidence that the remaining eleven entries possess all the essential qualities to win.” To learn more about the remarkable innovators and their pioneering ideas that have earned them this well-deserved recognition, visit the official Junkosha Inc. Innovator of the Year Award program page here and the initial LinkedIn post can be found here.

April 2, 2024 by Seth Harrington


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