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2015 World Technology Awards Nominees

THE 2015 WORLD TECHNOLOGY AWARD NOMINEES

INDIVIDUAL

ARTS

  • Doug Aitken
  • Edward Burtynsky
  • Rui Carvalho
  • Mackenzie Cauley
  • Stan Douglas
  • Gilberto Esparza
  • Adrian Freed
  • Bojana Ginn
  • Drew Hemment
  • G.H. Hovagimyan
  • Ryoji Ikeda
  • Andrew Jones
  • Asif Khan
  • Aaron Koblin
  • Shantell Martin
  • Chris Milk
  • Marta Minujín
  • Dmitriy Morozov
  • Frieder Nake
  • Marcus Neustetter
  • Ollie Palmer
  • Kate Raudenbush
  • Asher Remy-Toledo
  • Donald Robertson
  • Emily Segal
  • Abigeil Stiers
  • Travis Threlkel
  • Patrick Tresset
  • Alex Verhaest
  • Matthew Vincent
  • Kenji Williams
  • Allison Wood
  • Samson Young

BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Hagan Bayley
  • Susanne Caemmerer
  • Dr. Stanley T. Crooke, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Jennifer A. Doudna
  • Stefan Dübel
  • Dr. Anita Goel
  • Dr. Eric Green
  • David Haussler
  • Jeff Jacot
  • Dr. Robert Lanza
  • Luke Lee
  • Marillyn Morris
  • Aleksandr Noy
  • Laura Segatori
  • Wen-Pin Shih
  • Nina Tandon
  • Dr. Craig Venter
  • Anne Wojcicki
  • Debbie Yaver

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

  • Jamila Abass
  • Jacob Adams
  • Apoorva Agarwal, Yash Verdhan Kanoi and Pratibha Nair
  • Markus Aspelmeyer
  • Matthew Bailey
  • Tim Berners Lee
  • Paul Berriman
  • Ronald Bianchini Jr.
  • John Collison
  • Fridtjof Detzner
  • John Donovan
  • Taro Fukuyama
  • Fernando de Oliveira Gil
  • Shyamnath Gollakota
  • Mr. Tim Grosser
  • Andre Haddad
  • Todd Humphreys
  • Jason Kilar
  • Alexander Klopping
  • Sahil Lavingia
  • Danilo Leao
  • Benjamin Long
  • Will Lucas
  • Jim Marggraff
  • Elon Musk
  • Khailee Ng
  • Jane Nisselson
  • Marianna Obrist
  • Andrew Rubin
  • Moustapha Sarhank
  • Harmin Shah
  • Dimitra Simeonidou
  • Evan Spiegel
  • Sriram Subramanian
  • Anthony Tan
  • Mark Thompson
  • Yash Vardhan Kanoi
  • Junyu Wang
  • Yinon Weiss​

DESIGN

  • Inna Alesina
  • Russ Angold
  • Paola Antonelli
  • Erez Ben-Ari
  • Jens Bergensten
  • Andre Borschberg
  • Robert Brunner
  • Salvatore T. Bruno
  • Adrian Canoso
  • Scott Dungate
  • Rob Friel
  • Lennart Graaff
  • June Grant
  • Thomas Heatherwick
  • Mehmood Khan
  • Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis
  • Rebecca Kramer
  • Sofia Lebrecht
  • Prof. Jennifer Lewis
  • Richard Little
  • Dr. Devin MacKenzie
  • Caitlin Oswald
  • Bill Parrish
  • Harsha Prahlad
  • Henry Rimminen
  • Jessica Rosenkrantz
  • Marc Shipman-Mueller
  • Ben Silbermann
  • Ratan Tata
  • Andrew Teich
  • Dr. Michael Triantafyllou
  • Marije Vogelzang
  • Kevin Weil

EDUCATION

  • Dinesh Bhatia
  • Alice Brooks
  • Richard Culatta
  • Robb Fujioka
  • Anne Githuku-Shongwe
  • Vignir Gudmundsson
  • P.J. Gunsagar
  • Jen Helms
  • Irwin Hoffman
  • Anuroop Iyengar
  • Jeremy Johnson
  • Myung Won Raymond Jung
  • Sal Khan
  • Brett & David Kopf
  • Dr. Maria Lorna Kunnath
  • Robb Lindgren
  • Will Lucas
  • Nancy MacIntyre
  • Dave Master
  • Chris Milk
  • Dave Moursund
  • Ramona Pierson
  • Stephen Rasmussen
  • Anika Saigal
  • Jasper Saunders III
  • Jake Schwartz
  • Aaron Skonnard
  • Suzanne So
  • Elie Venezky
  • Kenji Williams

ENERGY

  • Matt Atwood
  • Andre Borschberg
  • Chi-Chih Chen
  • Gang Chen
  • Hongjie Dai
  • Shyamnath Gollakota
  • Saul Griffith
  • Christine Ho
  • Prof. Sajeev John
  • Prof. Jodie Lutkenhaus
  • Thomas McGuire
  • Elon Musk
  • Sven-Christer Nilsson
  • Prof. Joseph Perry
  • Ramamoorthy Ramesh
  • Jigar Shah
  • Candida Whitmill

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Jermaine Affonso
  • Henry Bradlow
  • Ann Chao
  • Jocelyn Cooper
  • Thomas Dimson
  • Christian Fritz
  • Yael Givon
  • Sibyl Goldman
  • Reed Hastings
  • Jerome Jarr
  • Jason Jones
  • Jason Kilar
  • Guy Lalibert
  • Jocelyn Leavitt
  • Alexander Ljung
  • Jon Mayfield
  • Chris Milk
  • Herman Narula
  • Grant Petty
  • Amy Poehler
  • Ari Presler
  • Jie Qi
  • Samier Rayana
  • Marc Shipman-Mueller
  • Gus Skinas
  • Boris Sofman
  • Mårten Svanfeldt
  • Enno Vandermeer
  • Kenji Williams
  • Andrzej Wojdala
  • Ron Yekutiel

ENVIRONMENT

  • Dr. Akinwumi Adesina
  • Dirk Ahlborn
  • Andre Borschberg
  • Emily Cole
  • Terrence Collins
  • Paul de Kort
  • Jake Dyson
  • Jim Flore
  • Sergio Gamberini
  • Ran Korber
  • Gareth McKinley
  • Jesse Moore
  • Dmitriy Morozov
  • Mattias Ohlson
  • Andrej Pecjak
  • Dr. William Rees
  • Muhamed Retkoceri
  • Jigar Shah
  • Geoff Smith
  • Ann Weeks

ETHICS

  • Nayef Al-Rodhan
  • Ruha Benjamin
  • Frazier Benya
  • Coetzee Bester
  • Nick Bostrom
  • Arthur Caplan
  • Gregoire Chamayou
  • Mark Coeckelbergh
  • Prof. Raphael Cohen-Almagor
  • Jean-Pierre Dupuy
  • Robert M. Friedman
  • Don Gotterbarn
  • Erica Haimes
  • Dirk Helbing
  • Bill Hibbard
  • Yoon-Seong Lee
  • Patrick Lin
  • Thierry Magnin
  • Gary Marchant
  • Keith Miller
  • David M. Nicol
  • Paul Root Wolpe
  • Richard Spinello Ph.D.
  • Daniel Vallero
  • Shannon Vallor
  • Vivek Wadhwa
  • Wendell Wallach
  • Manoush Zomorodi

FINANCE

  • Carmel Ventures
  • Pawel Chudzinski
  • Ron Conway
  • Rob Hutter
  • Marjo Ilmari
  • Mitchell Kapor
  • Jim Kim
  • Josh Koppelman
  • Jenny Lee
  • Susan Lyne
  • Rebecca Lynn
  • Mary Meeker
  • Ann Miura-Ko
  • Khailee Ng
  • Michael Puscar
  • Daniel Rosen
  • Neil Shen
  • Roger Smith
  • Peter Thiel

HEALTH & MEDICINE

  • Russ Angold
  • James Anstie
  • Miriam Barlow
  • Abdul Basit
  • Andrew Bastawrous
  • Tom Bieling
  • Dr. David Davidson
  • Amy Degenkolb
  • Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald
  • Daniel Fletcher
  • Dr. Anita Goel
  • Jurgen Gotz
  • Jessica Greenwalt
  • Dr. Sean Harper
  • Dr. Ayanna Howard
  • Yuji Ikegaya
  • Dr. Kevin Johnson
  • Dr. Peter Kang
  • Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka
  • Dr. Sang Jae Kim
  • Dr. Jonathan Kipnis
  • Easton LaChapelle
  • Dr. Philip Lee Miller
  • Keith Murphy
  • Guido Nu–ez-Mujica
  • Ryan O'Shea
  • Aydogan Ozcan
  • Dr. Son Preminger
  • Thomas D. Reed
  • Andy Rink
  • Dr. Phil Rosenfeld
  • Surbhi Sarna
  • Krishna Shenoy
  • Dr. David Sinclair
  • Dr. Kari Steffanson
  • Nina Tandon
  • Dr. Julielynn Wong
  • Prof. Marcy Zenobi-Wong

IT HARDWARE

  • Julian Adenauer
  • Francisco Aguilar
  • Henry Bradlow
  • Christopher Curry
  • Sharon Fima
  • Ali Hajimiri
  • Dr. Rajiv Joshi
  • Jaeyoun Kim
  • Sangbae Kim
  • Martin Kuvandzhiev
  • Hao Li
  • Marvin Ludersdorfer
  • Rajesh Menon
  • Jeff Norris
  • Yoichi Ochiai
  • Mark Pivac
  • Vikas Reddy
  • Aditi Singh
  • Richard Welnowski
  • Jay Wright

IT SOFTWARE

  • Stewart Butterfield
  • Justin Cheng
  • Paul Cormier
  • Simson Garfinkel
  • Kaisei Hamamoto
  • Catherine Havasi
  • Urs Hölzle
  • Todd Humphreys
  • Myung Won Raymond Jung
  • Max Li
  • Timothy Libert
  • Craig McLuckie
  • Micha Mikailian
  • Chris Milk
  • Mariemma Miller
  • Dr. Son Preminger
  • Kira Radinsky
  • Dr. Lawrence Rauchwerger
  • Muhamed Retkoceri
  • Andrew Rubin
  • Dr. Ashutosh Saxena
  • Julie Shah
  • Yaser Sheikh
  • Ashim Sitoula
  • Gus Skinas
  • Stephen Ufford
  • Nathan Wilson
  • Yusheng Zhang

LAW

  • Parry Aftab
  • Greg Aharonian
  • John Perry Barlow
  • Laetitia Benard
  • Peter Chalk
  • Danielle Citron
  • Cindy Cohn
  • Ronaldo Lemos da Silva Jr.
  • Jeremy Engle
  • Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin
  • Don Featherstone
  • Christophe Geiger
  • Douglas Jamison
  • Mitch Kapor
  • Gene Kimmelman
  • Dr. Anja Kovacs
  • Zoe Lofgren
  • Pablo Lopez
  • Gene Quinn
  • Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

  • David Amerland
  • John Boiler
  • Tilo Bonow
  • April Conyers
  • Tim Cook
  • Michael Copeland
  • Steve Dowling
  • Emily Dunlop
  • David Gallagher
  • Kim Gehrig
  • Greg Hoffman
  • Brendan Iribe
  • Sophia Kim
  • Sarah Lacy
  • John Patroulis
  • Marian Salzman
  • Pattie Yu
  • Elizabeth Zabrowska

MATERIALS

  • Dr. Zhang Baile
  • David Boyd
  • Dr. David Breslauer
  • Marina Ceccolini
  • Nikolaus Correll
  • Dr. Artur Erbe
  • Alex Ermoshkin
  • Javier G. Fernandez
  • Oleg Gang
  • Dr. Jeannette Garcia
  • Dr. Anita Goel
  • Mark Hersam
  • Dr. Henk Jonkers
  • Dr. Rajiv Joshi
  • Dr. Matthew McCarthy
  • Daphna Nissenbaum
  • Huisheng Peng
  • Cody Peterson
  • David Pine
  • Harsha Prahlad
  • Ramamoorthy Ramesh
  • Wei-Chuan Shih
  • Daniel Stolyarov
  • Evelyn Wang
  • Dr. Martin Wegener
  • Jeff Welser
  • Pablo D. Zavattieri

MEDIA & JOURNALISM

  • Margaret Atwood
  • Mohan Bar
  • Mohan Belani
  • Liam Boogar
  • Bianca Bosker
  • Arthur C. Brooks
  • Michael Copeland
  • Tad Friend
  • Linsey Fryatt
  • Marc Goodman
  • Andy Greenberg
  • Glenn Greenwald
  • David Jordan
  • Sarah Lacy
  • Roberto Machado de Campos
  • Om Malik
  • Janet Mock
  • Dao Nguyen
  • Morten P. Oksvold
  • Ginger Pinholster
  • Anita Sarkeesian
  • Robert Scoble
  • Jason Silva
  • Sree Sreenivasan
  • Wendell Wallach
  • Hermione Way
  • Manoush Zomorodi

POLICY

  • Margaret Atwood
  • Mohan Bar
  • Mohan Belani
  • Liam Boogar
  • Bianca Bosker
  • Arthur C. Brooks
  • Michael Copeland
  • Tad Friend
  • Linsey Fryatt
  • Marc Goodman
  • Andy Greenberg
  • Glenn Greenwald
  • David Jordan
  • Sarah Lacy
  • Roberto Machado de Campos
  • Om Malik
  • Janet Mock
  • Dao Nguyen
  • Morten P. Oksvold
  • Ginger Pinholster
  • Anita Sarkeesian
  • Robert Scoble
  • Jason Silva
  • Sree Sreenivasan
  • Wendell Wallach
  • Hermione Way
  • Manoush Zomorodi

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Jamila Abass
  • Miki Agrawal
  • Irene Agrivine
  • Obadah Alkadri
  • Mark Arnoldy
  • Sheri Atwood
  • Andrew Bastawrous
  • Rose Broome
  • Kimberly Bryant
  • Pranav Budhathoki
  • Majora Carter
  • Minhaj Chaudhary
  • Timothy Conibear
  • Shannon Dosemagen
  • Bill and Melinda Gates
  • Fernando de Oliveira Gil
  • Erine Gray
  • Daniel Gross
  • Rosanne Haggerty
  • Ahmed Smiley Ismael
  • Alissa Johnson
  • Francesca Jones
  • Van Jones
  • Bassel Jouni
  • Mark Koska
  • Timothy Libert
  • Katherine Lucey
  • Mira Maier
  • Duncan Maru
  • Dana Mauriello
  • Donna Morton
  • Arunacharam Muruganantham
  • Kamal Quadir
  • Rashad Robinson
  • Jordi Ross
  • Dr. John Sargent
  • Claudio Sassaki
  • Shivani Siroya
  • Hanumappa Sudarshan
  • Yash Vardhan Kanoi

SPACE

  • Young K. Bae
  • Dr. Ruslan Belikov
  • Andre Borschberg
  • Salvatore T. Bruno
  • Dr. Sheperd (Shep) Doeleman
  • Jaime Esper
  • Rob Friel
  • John Kovac
  • Cleo Loi
  • Bill Nye
  • Dr. Jacqueline Quinn
  • Seth Shostak
  • Rick Tumlinson
  • Bob Twiggs

ORGANIZATION

BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • 23andme
  • Alexion
  • Alnylam
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • BioMarin
  • Bluebird Bio
  • Buck Institute
  • Celltrion
  • Cepheid
  • Cosmo Pharmaceuticals
  • Counsyl
  • EpiBone
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Illumina
  • Innate Pharma
  • Intrexon
  • ISIS Pharmaceuticals
  • J Craig Venter Institute
  • Juno Therapeutics
  • MaRS Innovation
  • Medivation
  • Morphosys
  • National Human Geonome Research Institute
  • Opko Health
  • Oxford University - OxSyBio
  • Regeneron
  • Seattle Genetics
  • Vertex

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

  • Alibaba
  • Dentsu Blue, Inc.
  • Eero
  • Endaga
  • Fire Chat
  • Global Glue Project
  • GrabTaxi
  • HaCon
  • Kakaku
  • MercadoLibre
  • Nwave Technologies
  • Obsidian Strategics
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Radiosense
  • RallyPoint
  • RelayRides
  • Uber Technologies
  • University of Bristol
  • Vessel
  • Warby Parker

ENERGY

  • Algae Systems
  • Audi
  • Foro Energy
  • Fraunhofer ISE
  • Imprint Energy
  • Intrexon
  • Makani Power (Google)
  • McPhy Energy
  • NewCO2Fuels
  • Ripasso Energy
  • Sakti3
  • Skunk Works - Lockheed Martin
  • Solar Impulse
  • TECSIS
  • TESLA
  • VoltStorage
  • Vortex Bladeless

ENVIRONMENT

  • AeroFarms
  • Air Shepherd
  • Breezometer
  • Cellectis
  • ChargePoint
  • Ecosphere Technologies
  • EGG-energy
  • Emerging Cooking Solutions
  • Evatran
  • Forecast.io
  • Gogoro
  • Green Sense Farms, LLC
  • Hiraya Water Solutions
  • IDE Technologies
  • Marrone Bio Innovations
  • McPhy Energy
  • Michigan State University
  • Minera BioLantanidos
  • Natev
  • Newlight Technologies (Indiebio)
  • Pembient (Indiebio)
  • Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal (Mexico’s Housing Development Bank)
  • Solar Impulse
  • SolarCity
  • TECSIS
  • TIPA
  • Turn-E
  • U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Wind+Wing Technologies

FINANCE

  • Bain Capital Ventures
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Built By Girls
  • Carmel Ventures
  • Crowdfunder
  • DARPA
  • Floodgate
  • Formation 8
  • GITP Ventures
  • GREE Ventures
  • Index Ventures
  • India Quotient
  • Innovation Endeavors
  • Institutional Venture Partners
  • Kapor Capital
  • Kaszek Ventures
  • Kima Ventures
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • LearnCapital
  • NSF/Nat'l Robotics Initiative
  • Partech Ventures
  • Point Nine Capital III
  • Prosperitas Capital Partners (Uruguay)
  • Redpoint
  • Rhodium Group
  • SeedInvest
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)
  • Silvertree Capital
  • Singulariteam
  • SoundExchange
  • Taulia Inc
  • Tekes

HEALTH & MEDICINE

  • 3D4MD
  • AliveCor
  • Alnylam
  • Bluebird Bio
  • CaptureProof
  • Catapult
  • Counsyl
  • ElMindA
  • Enlitic
  • EPFL
  • GemVax&Kael
  • GENEU Ltd
  • Grindhouse Wetware
  • Inovalon
  • Intendu
  • Intrexon
  • John Hopkins University
  • Medidata Solutions
  • Medtronic
  • Moticon
  • Neuro Recovery Technologies
  • ORPYX
  • Ossur
  • Perfint Healthcare
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Rex Bionics plc
  • Teladoc

IT HARDWARE

  • A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics
  • ArachnoBeeA
  • Avegant
  • Bang and Olufsen
  • Boston Dynamics
  • Catapult
  • Christie Digital
  • Convergent Design
  • DARPA
  • Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering
  • Lily Robotics
  • Nano Dimension
  • Occipital
  • Oculus
  • Qualcomm
  • SightDeck
  • SolidFire
  • Sonice
  • Technical University of Sofia (Bulgaria) - Rapid Developemnt
  • Teradyne
  • TETRA
  • The University of Utah
  • Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor
  • Toshiba
  • UrtheCast
  • Ziosk

IT SOFTWARE

  • AKAStudy (aka AKAON)
  • Apple
  • Arena Solutions
  • Ashim and Robots
  • Aspen Technology
  • AT&T
  • Avere Systems
  • Dimples, Inc.
  • DNANexus
  • ekin Technology
  • Epicor Software Corporation
  • Esker Inc
  • Fortinet
  • Frame, Inc.
  • Fusionex International plc
  • Glue Networks, Inc.
  • Google
  • Illumio
  • Intendu
  • Jimdo
  • Mark43
  • Metalogix
  • Microsoft
  • NaraLogics
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory & Microsoft
  • Natev
  • NetSuite
  • Nwave
  • Omnitracs Analytics
  • Pindrop Security 
  • Project Mosul
  • pymetrics
  • Qlik Technologies
  • RedAnt
  • SalesPredict
  • ShipHawk
  • Silverlake Axis
  • Skyhigh Networks
  • SolarWinds
  • SoundHound Inc.
  • Spryker Systems
  • SS&C
  • Vertafore
  • Vrse.works
  • Warewolf 
  • WebDAM
  • Windward 
  • Wolfram Research
  • Workiva Inc.

MATERIALS

  • 3D Systems Corporation
  • Bolt Threads
  • Carbon3D Inc.
  • Dow Corning Corporation
  • Electroactive Smart Materials
  • Grabit
  • Graphene 3D Lab
  • Graphene Flagship
  • Graphene Lighting PLC
  • IBM Almaden Research Center (1)
  • IBM Almaden Research Center (2)
  • ICA COATINGS
  • KONE
  • Nanoscribe GmbH
  • Rohinni
  • Stratasys
  • Turn-E
  • Voxel8

SPACE

  • Center for SETI Research, Astronomy, Extra Terrestrial
  • Deep Space Industries, Inc.
  • Final Frontier Design
  • Generation Orbit
  • Moog
  • NASA Lidar Applications Group
  • NASA RESOLVE Project
  • Solar Impulse
  • Space Information Labs
  • United Launch Alliance (ULA)
  • UrtheCast
  • Ventions LLC
  • Virgin Galactic

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