G-RO, the Israeli carry-on suitcase that raised over $4.5 million on a crowdfunding campaign, won a gold medal at the 2017 Edison Awards.

“G-RO is the world’s first, human/traveler-centric companion bag – a fully-integrated innovation in response to the challenging and demanding restrictions of travel by literally reinventing the wheel within the dormant luggage category to create better ways of moving around the world,” reads the winning summary on the Edison Awards website.

The awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

Four other Israeli companies also won silver and bronze honors at the annual competition that picks game-changing innovations in an array of categories.

CropX, provider of the world’s most advanced adaptive irrigation service, won silver for water conservation.

TIPA won silver for its sustainable packaging products.

“TIPA’s vision is that flexible plastic packaging will have the same end-of-life organic waste has, yet also offer consumers and brands the same durability and shelf life they have come to expect of ordinary plastics,” said Daphna Nissenbaum, TIPA Co-Founder and CEO. “We know that many consumers share our vision and desire the satisfaction of knowing that the plastic packaging they use can go back to nature; this benefits both consumer brands and the environment.”

Harman’s end-to-end cyber security solution for connected vehicles, which uses TowerSec’s technology, won a bronze in the cyber category. Harman acquired TowerSec in 2016 in a deal worth some $70 million.

AngelSense won bronze in the childcare category for its GPS and alert device at the Edison innovation awards.