The Winners of the 2012 World Technology Awards Announced by the World Technology Network

Individuals & companies recognized for the innovations of "the greatest likely long-term significance." Presented in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Technology RevIew, Science/AAAS, Kurzweil Technologies, Accelerosity.

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Each year, with the participation of our extraordinary membership and the help of our sponsors and partners, we strengthen this platform to honor the most visionary and impactful contributions in the science and technology arenas.

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 26, 2012

The World Technology Network ("The WTN," http://www.wtn.net) announced today the names of the Winners in 10 corporate and 20 individual categories for the prestigious World Technology Awards. Presented by the WTN in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, Technology Review and others, the World Technology Awards have been called "the Oscars of the technology world" in part because of their peer-review selection process. The Winners join the WTN membership -- a roster of organizations (Corporate Members) and individuals (WTN Fellows) from over 60 countries around the world.

The World Technology Awards have been presented by the WTN since 2000, as a way to honor those in 20 different categories of science and technology and related fields doing "the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance." The annual World Technology Awards process is an intensive global one, lasting many months. The Award nominee pool this year of over 600 nominees came from three sources: names put forward by the WTN Fellows (winners and finalists from previous annual Award cycles in the individual Award categories); research by the WTN staff; and, to a lesser extent, from nominations from individuals and companies themselves.

Finalists for the Awards were selected by the WTN Fellows who are eligible to vote for their top five preferences in order from within their own category. The collective preferences of the WTN Fellows determine the Finalists. The new Finalists then became the latest group of WTN Fellows (for individuals) and WTN Corporate Members (for organizations). The Winners were selected from among the Finalists with the input of a select group of prominent Advisors and were announced at a ceremony at the Time & Life Building on October 23, 2012.

The new WTN Fellows and Corporate Members were officially inducted into the WTN membership at a gala ceremony at the United Nations, where, as mentioned, the Winners were announced. The Awards gala occurred at the close of the World Technology Summit, a two-day "thought leadership" conference (Oct. 23/24 in the TIME & LIFE Building in association with the WTN’s partner organizations. Most of the delegates to the Summit were 2012 Award nominees, current WTN members (winners and finalist from previous Awards cycles), as well as other leaders from business, technology, and industry.

"This year we are more eager than ever to pay tribute to the talent and innovation of our individual and corporate honorees." says James P. Clark, Founder and Chairman of the World Technology Network. "Each year, with the participation of our extraordinary membership and the help of our sponsors and partners, we strengthen this platform to honor the most visionary and impactful contributions in the science and technology arenas." Clark adds "The World Technology Awards program is not only a very inspiring way to identify and celebrate the most innovative people and organizations in the technology world, but it also is a truly disciplined way for the WTN membership to identify those who will formally join them, as WTN Fellows and Corporate Members, as part of our global community. These are the people creating the 21st Century. By working to make connections among our members, we look forward to assist in a truly positive way in continuing to help determine our collective future and change our world."

ABOUT THE WTN

The WTN is a curated membership community comprised of the world's most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members - those creating the 21st century -- are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies.

The WTN exists to "encourage serendipity" -- the happy accidents of colliding ideas and new relationships that cause the biggest breakthroughs for individuals and institutions. The WTN works to accomplish its mission through global and regional events for its members and extended audience, to help make connections among them, and to examine the likely implications and possible applications of emerging technologies.

For more information about the World Technology Network, and for contact information, please visit:

http://www.wtn.net

Contact:

Beth-Ellen Keyes
Director
Events & Operations
World Technology Network
bekeyes(at)wtn(dot)net
646 246 1081
http://www.wtn.net

THE WINNERS OF THE
2012 WORLD TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

THE ARTS
Mark Coniglio Composer/Media Artist, Co-Founder Troika Ranch
BIOTECHNOLOGY (CORPORATE)
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

BIOTECHNOLOGY (INDIVIDUAL)
Donald Ingber     Founding Director, Wyss Institute and Core Faculty Member Platform Leader, Biomimetic Microsystems

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (CORPORATE)
Pinterest

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (INDIVIDUAL)
Jun Murai    Professor, Faculty of Environmental Information, Keio University (Japan)

DESIGN
Edward Barber &
Jay Osgerby Founders, Barber Osgerby

EDUCATION
Cathy N. Davidson &
David Theo Goldberg    Founders, HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and
Learning Competition

ENERGY (CORPORATE)
Agilyx

ENERGY (INDIVIDUAL)
Laurence Kemball-Cook Director, Pavegen Systems

ENTERTAINMENT

Olivier Bau &
Ivan Poupyrev REVEL technology developers and Researchers, Disney Research, Pittsburgh

ENVIRONMENT (CORPORATE)
Bug Agentes Biológicos

ENVIRONMENT (INDIVIDUAL)
Derek Lam DEHTLET & World Marketing Development Centre Ltd.

ETHICS
Anthony F. Beavers Professor of Philosophy, University of Evansville

FINANCE (CORPORATE)
New Enterprise Associates

FINANCE (INDIVIDUAL)
Ben Horowitz Co-Founder, Andreessen Horowitz; Co-Founder & CEO, Opsware

HEALTH & MEDICINE (CORPORATE)
Aydogan Ozcan    Professor, UCLA School of Engineering

HEALTH & MEDICINE (INDIVIDUAL)

Ekso Bionics

IT-HARDWARE (CORPORATE)

MakerBot

IT-HARDWARE (INDIVIDUAL)

Vijay Kumar Professor of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

IT-SOFTWARE (CORPORATE)

Leap Motion

IT-SOFTWARE (INDIVIDUAL),

Sean Gourley Chief Technology Officer, Quid

LAW

Tim Wu Professor, Columbia Law School

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

Joan Casas Cervero Founder & CEO, uWhisp

MATERIALS (CORPORATE)

Thin Film Electronics

MATERIALS (INDIVIDUAL)
Amit Goyal    UT-Battelle/ORNL Corporate Fellow & Distinguished Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee

MEDIA & JOURNALISM

David Weinberger Author, Too Big to Know & Co-Direction of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab

POLICY
Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP,
Greg Van Kirk Co-founder, Community Enterprise Solutions

SPACE (CORPORATE)
Adam Steltzner    NASA Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

SPACE (INDIVIDUAL)
SpaceX


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