2014 World Technology Awards Finalists

THE 2014 WORLD TECHNOLOGY AWARD FINALISTS

INDIVIDUAL

ARTS

  • Amy Alexander
  • Nova Jiang
  • Julia Kaganskiy
  • Yael Kanarek
  • Joanie Lemercier
  • Marta de Menezes
  • Carsten Nicolai
  • Ai Weiwei

BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • George Church
  • Eric Topol
  • David Weitz
  • Sunney Xie
  • Feng Zhang
  • Xiaowei Zhung

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

  • Holger Claussen
  • Robin Li
  • Steve Mollenkopf
  • Cory Ondrejka
  • Marleen Stikker
  • Valerie Wagoner

DESIGN

  • Tim Brown
  • Christian von Koenigsegg
  • Philippe Starck
  • Julian Walker
  • Nick Woodman
  • Andy Zimmerman

EDUCATION

  • Dennis Bartels
  • LeVar Burton
  • Daphne Koller
  • Christopher Pruijsen
  • Jimmy Wales

ENERGY

  • Hadi Ghasemi
  • Tod Hynes
  • Elon Musk
  • Marin Soljacic
  • Jayan Thomas
  • Takashi Yabe
  • Guangyuan Zheng, Seok Woo Lee, Zheng Liang, Hyun-Wook Lee, Kai Yan, Hongbin Yao, Haotian Wang, Weiyang Li, Steven Chu, and Yi Cui

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Thor Fridriksson
  • Jack Hattingh
  • Joe Letteri
  • Palmer Luckey
  • Markus Persson, Carl Manneh, and Jakob Porser
  • Yoshikazu Tanaka

ENVIRONMENT

  • Michael Biddle
  • Lisa Jackson
  • David Lobell
  • Jim Matheson
  • Bertrand Piccard
  • Callum Roberts

ETHICS

  • Nick Bostrum
  • Patricia Churchland
  • Sheldon Krimsky
  • Julian Savulescu
  • Wendell Wallach

FINANCE

  • Perry Chen
  • Jim Goetz
  • Paul Graham, Jessica Livingston, Robert Morris, and Trevor Blackwell
  • Dmitry Grishin
  • Khaled Ismaeil

HEALTH & MEDICINE

  • Robin Farmanfarmaian
  • David Frakes
  • Dean Kamen
  • Yukiyasu Kamitani
  • Anmol Madan and Karan Singh
  • Henry Markram
  • Jonathan Reeder
  • Barbara Sahakian

IT HARDWARE

  • Danielle Applestone, Saul Griffith & Mike Estee
  • Kwabena Boahen
  • Cynthia Brazeal
  • Rodney Brooks
  • Junhao Lin

IT SOFTWARE

  • Vitalik Buterin
  • Jack/Laura Dangermond
  • Christian Lanng
  • Kira Radinsky
  • Mark Zuckerberg

LAW

  • Paul Goldstein
  • Derek Khanna
  • Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
  • Barbara van Schewick
  • Jonathan Zittrain

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

  • Krista Canfield
  • Scott Goodstein
  • Caryn Marooney
  • Leonard Tan
  • Margit Wennmachers
  • Rachel Whetstone

MATERIALS

  • Harry Atwater
  • Steven Chu
  • Andre Geim
  • Sharon Glotzer
  • Zhong Lin Wang

MEDIA & JOURNALISM

  • Walter Isaacson
  • Kalle Lasn
  • Nate Silver
  • Shane Smith
  • Kara Swisher
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson

POLICY

  • Stewart Brand
  • Lester Brown
  • Jane Goodall
  • Fred Krupp
  • Bill McKibben
  • Vandana Shiva

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Stephen Friend
  • Blair Glencorse
  • Scott Harrison
  • Isaac Mao
  • Benzi Ronen
  • Andrew Youn

SPACE

  • Robert Bigelow
  • John Grotzinger & James Erickson
  • Elon Musk
  • Bob Richards
  • William Whittaker

CORPORATE

BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • BGI
  • Celgene
  • Gen9
  • Moderna Therapeutics
  • QIAGEN

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

  • Hilton Worldwide
  • LinkedIn
  • Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Snapchat
  • Uber
  • Waze

ENERGY

  • ABENGOA BIOENERGY
  • BrightSource Energy
  • GE
  • Hanwha Q-Cells
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF)
  • NewCO2Fuels

ENVIRONMENT

FINANCE

  • 500 Startups
  • Founders Fund
  • Greylock Partners
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • ZhenFund

HEALTH & MEDICINE

  • Grindhouse Wetware
  • Nyxoah
  • Pixium Vision
  • Proteus Digital Health
  • TransEnterix

IT HARDWARE

  • Aldebaran Robotics
  • DARPA
  • Google (Google Glass)
  • Made In Space
  • Prox Dynamics

IT SOFTWARE

  • ekin Technology
  • Leap Motion
  • Nginx
  • Red Hat
  • Symantec

MATERIALS

  • Ecovative
  • Graphene Frontiers
  • Parx Plastics
  • Sigma-Aldrich
  • 3M

SPACE

  • Bigelow Aerospace
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
  • NASA - Advanced Exploration Systems Division
  • Orbital Sciences
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)

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