Inventionland Sets the Bar as Region's Most Creative Business with "CRIB" Award

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Inventionland, the design facility of new product development firm Davison, has been recognized as the region's most creative workplace by winning the Creative Rooms in Business (CRIB) award at the prestigious Design, Art & Technology Awards (DATA) of the Pittsburgh Technology Council.

George Davison accepts CRIB Award for Inventionland

“I believe that environment plays a very important role in bringing people together in all sorts of business ... This fantastical playground we've created is meant to inspire people working in the environment, as well thousands of young visitors..."

Davison’s Inventionland, a 70,000 square-foot, Disneyesque design facility, was awarded the inaugural Creative Rooms in Business (CRIB) award by the Pittsburgh Technology Council at the third-annual Design, Art & Technology Awards (DATA) held at the Pittsburgh Opera. According to Inventionland founder and CEO George Davison, the recognition, by the oldest and largest technology association in Northern America, is an extreme honor.

“We try to inspire creativity and push it to the ultimate level,” said Davison as he was presented a solar-powered award made from recycled technology. “This award means a lot. You bare your soul when you put your creativity out there and push it to the limit.” He later continued, “I want to thank everyone at the Pittsburgh Technology Council for this award, and for this wonderful event, as well as all the great people at my company who helped create Inventionland.”

The CRIB award “celebrates creative work environments, incorporating non-traditional design, unique methods of company community, artwork or space that encourages creativity.” Inventionland professionals work in 16-themed sets, including a shipwrecked pirate ship and a castle complete with turrets and a drawbridge. Further, the ceremony theme “Art challenges technology / Technology inspires art,” also is a basic principle behind Inventionland.

“I believe that environment plays a very important role in bringing people together in all sorts of business, be they creative or not,” said Davison. “This fantastical playground we've created is meant to inspire people working in the environment, as well as thousands of young visitors who tour our facility every year. While this award is a testament to a moment in time today, the real testament will come when those youth grow into the creative leaders of the future.”

Each year, the DATA ceremony recognizes the region’s best and brightest in creativity, innovation and technology. The CRIB award was one of five awards for innovators at the “region’s leading-edge intersections of tech and creativity.”

The awards ceremony culminated in “The Spark: Igniting the Creative Fire That Lives Within Us All,” a riveting presentation by Lyn Heward, international Creative Director and Executive Producer of Cirque du Soleil.

Davison was pleased to present Heward with a signed copy of “The World’s First Inventionland,” a stunning coffee table book that features dazzling photography and whimsical descriptions and which offers a unique glimpse into the one-of-a-kind design facility, where 2,000-2,400 new inventions are created each year.

Inventionland is the creative design facility of Davison, a new product development company that has created a method of building ideas into products that makes the process affordable for inventors, corporations and entrepreneurs. To learn more, go to http://www.inventionland.com and http://www.davison.com. To see Inventionland's photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inventionland/.

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