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Spotlight on New Technology

A Recognition Program for OTC Exhibitors

OTC recognizes innovative technologies each year with the Spotlight on New Technology® award. 

This awards program is exclusively for OTC exhibitors and showcases the latest and most advanced technologies that are leading the industry into the future. 

Spotlight on New Technology

Applications currently being accepted for:

OTC Houston Applications Are Now Closed


To be considered for the Spotlight on New Technology┬« program, technology must meet five key criteria.

New and Innovative.

The technology must have been offered to the marketplace in a ready-for-commercialization state less than two years prior to the application date. If previously advertised at OTC, it must not have been displayed for more than one conference. The technology must be original and groundbreaking, and must not infringe any known patents.


A proposed type of equipment must meet the requirements of API 17Q Technology Readiness Level of TRL4 in or to qualify for submission.

Broad Interest.

The technology must have broad interest and appeal for the industry. For example, a new type of valve would not be considered new technology or of broad interest if it were simply a replacement of a previous valve at lower cost. However, the new valve might be considered to have broad interest if it had the potential to change the way in which valves were used or impact the wider system that utilized the valve.

Significant Impact.

The technology must provide significant benefits beyond existing technologies. For example, an improvement in efficiency of an existing motor would not be considered new technology unless it had the potential to change the way in which the motor would be utilized in the industry.


Companies that are chosen for the program receive:

  • Acknowledgement in an OTC press release
  • Advanced recognition on the OTC website
  • Acknowledgment at an on-site awards event with press invited
  • Recognition in the digital OTC conference program
  • Designation on the exhibit floor with a customized Spotlight banner 

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As a member of one or more societies, you will gain technical knowledge and build relationships that will benefit you throughout your career. Members also receive discounted registrations to OTC.

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