Albert Einstein Award for Innovation

Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany in 1879.  As a young adult, he worked in a Swiss patent office, which allowed in to explore his interest in electromagnetism.  In 1905, Einstein had his “miracle year,” in which he published 4 papers, including the paper in which he announced his discovery of the relationship between matter and energy, E = mc2.  In 1921, Einstein received the Noble Prize for Physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect.  Einstein left Germany in 1932 as a result of the rise to power of the Nazi party and increasing hostility toward Jews, especially Einstein.  He came to America and took a position at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.  He continued to teach and research in New Jersey, making invaluable contributions to physics and science.


This award is presented to an immigrant owned and operated business that:

  • Exhibits exceptional, cutting-edge creative thinking in its business plan, launch, or growth phases in product development, operations, marketing or other aspects of its business.
  • Has distinguished itself in comparison to other businesses in its sector.
  • Has demonstrated breakthrough leadership thinking.

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Previous winners of the Albert Einstein Award for Innovation