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2014 World Technology Awards Winners

 

THE 2014 WORLD TECHNOLOGY AWARD WINNERS

INDIVIDUAL

 

ARTS

  • Yael Kanarek
    Artist (New York, NY, USA)

BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Xiaowei Zhuang
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Professor of Physics, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA)

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

  • Holger Claussen
    Department Head, Small Cells Research, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent (Dublin, Ireland)

DESIGN

  • Nick Woodman
    Founder, CEO, Chairman, GoPro (San Mateo, CA, USA)

EDUCATION

  • LeVar Burton
    Co-Founder/Curator-in-Chief, RRKidz & Reading Rainbow; actor - "Star Trek", "Roots"; Director (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

ENERGY

  • Elon Musk
    Chairman, SolarCity; Co-Founder, CEO, Product Architect, Tesla Motors (Palo Alto, CA, USA)

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Palmer Luckey
    Founder, Oculus V - now part of Facebook; inventor, Oculus Rift VR headset (Irvine, CA, USA)

ENVIRONMENT

  • Michael Biddle
    Founder & CEO, MBA Polymers (Headquarters: Worksop, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom)

ETHICS

  • Wendell Wallach
    Scholar, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University (New Haven, CT, USA)

FINANCE

  • Paul Graham, Jessica Livingston, Robert Morris, and Trevor Blackwell
    Co-Founder, Y Combinator (Mountain View, CA, USA)

HEALTH & MEDICINE

  • David Frakes
    Associate Professor, School of Biological & Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

IT HARDWARE

  • Rodney Brooks
    Founder, CTO, Chairman, Rethink Robotics; Co-Founder, former, CTO, iRobot (Boston, MA, USA)

IT SOFTWARE

  • Vitalik Buterin
    Co-creator & inventor, Ethereum; Co-Founder, Bitcoin magazine (Toronto, Canada)

LAW

  • Victor Mayer-Schönberger
    Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford (Oxford, United Kingdom)

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

  • Krista Canfield
    Head of Mobile Product PR, LinkedIn (Mountain View, CA, USA)

MATERIALS

  • Zhong Lin Wang
    Director, Nanscience Research Group, School of Materials Science & Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA, USA)

MEDIA & JOURNALISM

  • Walter Isaacson
    President/CEO, Aspen Institute; former CEO, CNN; author, "Steve Jobs", "The Innovators: How a pokiesaustralian.com Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution" (Washington, DC, USA)

POLICY

  • Jane Goodall
    Founder, Jane Goodall Institute; UN Messenger of Peace; Primatologist (Vienna, VA, USA and Gombe National Park, Tanzania)

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Blair Glencorse
    Founder, Accountability Lab (Washington, DC, USA; Liberia; Nepal)

SPACE

  • Elon Musk
    Founder/CEO/CTO, SpaceX
 

CORPORATE

 

BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • BGI
    (Shenzhen, China)

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

  • Waze
    (Mountain View, CA, USA)

ENERGY

  • NewCO2Fuels
    (Rehovot, Israel)

ENVIRONMENT

  • Skipping Rocks Lab
    (London, United Kingdom)

FINANCE

  • 500 Startups
    (Headquarters: Mountain View, CA, USA)

HEALTH & MEDICINE

  • Nyxoah
    (Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium)

IT HARDWARE

  • Aldebaran Robotics
    (Headquarters: Paris, France)

IT SOFTWARE

  • Red Hat
    (Headquarters: Raleigh, N.C.)

MATERIALS

  • Parx Plastics
    (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

SPACE

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
    (Bangalore, India)

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