2013 World Technology Award Finalists Announced

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2013

The World Technology Network ( The WTN) announced today the names of 50 finalists of companies (in 10 categories) and 100 individual Finalists (in 20 categories) for the prestigious World Technology 2013, presented by the WTN in association with time, Fortune, CNN, Science / AAAS and Kurzweil Technologies. Finalists join the WTN membership – a list of organizations (member companies) and individuals (WTN Fellows) from over 60 countries around the world (see below for a complete list of 2013 Finalists Price).

The World Technology Awards have been presented by the WTN since 2000, as a way to honor those in 20 different categories that are “the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance.” Nominees for the 2013 World Technology Awards were selected by the WTN Fellows (winners and finalists from previous annual Award cycles in the individual price categories) through an intensive global process of several months.

The WTN is a community of belonging curator of the exhibition made up of individuals and most innovative in the world of science organizations, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members – those creating the 21st century -. Focus on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies

The winners of the 2013 World Technology Awards will be announced at a ceremony at the historic Time-Life Building in New York on the evening of November 15 at the end of the Technology 12th annual global summit two days ‘thought’ Leadership Conference (14 Nov. / 15 ) which was held at the TIME Conference Center and presented by the WTN in association with TIME magazine, Fortune, CNN, Science / AAAS, and others.

Most delegates to the 2013 Summit will award candidates, current WTN members (winners and finalists from previous Awards cycles), as well as other leaders from business, technology and the industry.

James P. Clark, founder and president of the World Technology Network, praised the achievements of 150 Prize finalists at the announcement today at the Harvard Club in New York, saying, “Advances in Technology and science have deeply and profoundly changed our world. And should only continue exponential growth, technological innovation has become the most powerful force in human affairs. This year we are more eager than ever to pay tribute to the talent and innovation of our individual and corporate winners. “

Clark continued, “Every year, this event gains momentum and prestige to a single global platform to honor visionary contributions in the arena of science and technology. The World Technology Awards program is not only a very inspiring way to identify and honor the most innovative people and organizations in the technology world, but it is also a truly disciplined way for the WTN membership to identify those who will formally join them, as WTN Fellows and Corporate Members, and as part of our global community. By working to make useful connections among our members, we look forward to helping to continue to help create our collective future and change our world. “

To see the complete list of 2013 World Technology Award Finalists, please visit http://www.wtn.net/summit2013/index.php

About the World Technology Network (WTN)

WTN is a community of organized membership consists of most World innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members – visionaries 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” – to catalyze happy accidents of colliding ideas and new relationships that cause the biggest breakthroughs for individuals and organizations.

The World Technology Awards are as a way of honoring outstanding innovators, and as a control mechanism to determine the newest WTN members – Winners and finalists in each year of the Prize.

Through our events and programs we provide to our members, candidates and Price occasionally sponsors rarely reach and connect with the most influential innovators in the world to extend and amplify their message and work.

Members Press: To apply to attend the Summit & amp; 2013 World Technology amp; Price as a member of the press, please contact:

Michael Kennedy, Ph.D.

Director of Marketing

Phone: 212-359-1663 ext. 501

Email: makennedy (at) WTN (dot) net


R. Luke DuBois
– Composer, Artist & amp; amp; Interpreter

Dennis Hwang – Original Google Doodler, visual director of Niantic Labs

Natasha Tsakos – Visual Artist & amp; amp; Director Performer

Mark Anton Read – Visual Effects & amp; amp; 3D HFR Director, Producer, Director of Photography, Colorist, Artist and technologist

Daan Roosegaarde – Artist & amp; amp; Innovative, Studio Roosegaarde


George Church – Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; NIH Director Centre for Excellence in Genomic Science

Gustavo Stolovitzky – Manager, Functional Genomics and Systems Biology, IBM Research

Roy Bar-Ziv – group leader at the Laboratory of artificial biological systems and soft matter, Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science

Alan Colman – Executive Director, Singapore Stem Cell Consortium; Principal Investigator, A * STAR Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore; and Professor of Regenerative Medicine, King’s College, University of London, UK

Karl Deisseroth – Professor, Member Bioengineering, Bio-X; Professor of Psychiatry & amp; amp; Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Ann Graybiel – researcher McGovern for Brain Research Institute; Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT

Stuart Lindsay – Director, Center for Single Molecule Biophysics; Professor of Physics and Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, State University of Arizona


23andMe, Inc.

Amgen, Inc.

Biogen Idec

Life Technologies

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Brian Chesky – CEO & amp; amp; Co-founder, Airbnb, Inc.

Edmon Chung – CEO, DotAsia Organisation Ltd

Marian Croak – VP applications and infrastructure services, AT & amp; amp; T

Rebecca Moore – Director, Google Earth Outreach, Google

von Ahn – CEO, Duolingo; Co-inventor CAPTCHA; Inventor reCAPTCHA

Mark Zuckerberg -. Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Facebook, Inc.



NHN Corp


ViaSat, Inc.

AT & amp; amp ;. T, Inc.


kunle Adeyemi – Founder, Nie, Amsterdam; Architect Floating Makoko schools, Nigeria

Dinard da Mata – Designer and Art Director, ddmdesign; Senior Designer, Johnson Controls Automotive Experience, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Amy Gilvary – Founder & amp; amp; Owner VoicePix

Doris Sung – Principal, DOSU architecture studio LLC; Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, USC

Daniel Harden – President / CEO and Chief Designer, Whipsaw, Inc., California
Bre Pettis
– CEO & amp; amp; Co-Founder, MakerBot


Kalevi Ekman – Director, Design Factory; Professor, School of Science and Technology Aalto University

Jose Ferreira – Founder & amp; amp; CEO, Knewton, Inc.

Sal Khan – Founder & amp; amp; Executive Director, Khan Academy

Brij Kothari – Chairman & amp; amp; CEO, PlanetRead

Cliff Schmidt – Founder & amp; amp; Chair, Literacy Bridge

Constance M. Yowell – Director of Education, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Ariel Diaz – Founder & amp; amp; CEO unlimited


Michael Adams – Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia

Scott & amp; amp; Julie Brusaw – Co-inventors & amp; amp; Co-Founders, solar roadways

Joseph Heremans – NAE members, Ohio Eminent Scholar, mechanical and amp; Aerospace engineer; Professor, Physics, University of Ohio

Daniel G. Nocera – Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy, Harvard University

Rafael Verduzco – Louis Owen Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University


BrightSource Energy, Inc.

G24i Power Ltd.


Rawlemon Solar Architecture

Tesla Motors, Inc.


Allen DeBevoise – Co-founder, President & amp; amp; CEO, Machinima, Inc.

Cristina Sylla; Sérgio Gonçalves; Pedro Branco; Clara Coutinho – researchers engageLab, University of Minho, Portugal

Kei Shiratori, Takeshi Mukai & amp; amp; Younghyo Bak – Artists & amp; amp; Creators ARART App

Anthony Wood – Founder & amp; amp; CEO, Roku, Inc.

Matt Denton – Founder, Director and Chief Designer, MicroMagic Systems


Elizabeth Cochran – Geophysicist Research, United States Geological Survey; Project manager, Quake-Catcher Network

Richard M. Crooks & amp; amp; Ulrich Tallarek – Professor, Department of Chemistry & amp; amp; Biochemistry and the Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology, University of Texas at Austin; Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
Arup K. SenGupta
– PC Rossin Professor principal; Professor, Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering & amp; amp; Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University

Sugianto Tandio – President, PT. Tirta Marta, Indonesia

Mark J. Post – Professor of Vascular Physiology; Head of the Department of Physiology at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands

Jackson D. Leow – Assistant Professor, National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan; Researcher II, A * STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology



Eco-Fuel Africa

Ecosphere Technologies, Inc.


Strawberry Energy LLC

KONE, Inc.
Global Thermostat LLC


Luciano Floridi – Research Professor, Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford

Amy Gutmann – President of the University of Pennsylvania; Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania

Debra Satz – Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society & amp; amp; Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University

Mariarosaria Taddeo – Fellow in Cyber ​​Security and Ethics, Department of Political Science and International Studies (PAIS), University of Warwick

Michael Zimmer – Assistant Professor & amp; amp; Director, Center for Policy Research Information, University of Wisconsin

Peter-Paul Verbeek – professor of philosophy of technology & amp; amp; Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, Netherlands


Jim Breyer – Partner, Accel Partners

Kai-Fu Lee – Founder, Chairman & amp; amp; CEO, Innovation Works

Mary Meeker – Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & amp; amp; Byers

David Sze – Partner, Greylock Partners

Peter Thiel – Founder & amp; amp; President, Clarium Capital; Partner, Founders Fund

Andreessen Horowitz


Pure Energy Partners

Sequoia Capital


Laurent Bonassar – Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University

Atul Butte – Head of the Division of Systems Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Stanford University

Jane Chen – CEO & amp; amp; Co-founder, Embrace Innovations

Didrick Daniel – CEO, Didrick Medical, Inc.

Risto Ilmoniemi – Academy teacher; School of Aalto University, Finland

Walter de Brouwer -. CEO, Scanadu, Inc.


NuPathe, Inc.

Hidalgo Ltd

International Business Machines Corp

Touch Bionics, Inc.

Qualcomm Life, Inc.

Masimo Corp.

hardware (INDIVIDUAL)

Jack Dorsey & amp; amp; Jim McKelvey – Co-Founder & amp; amp; CEO, Square, Inc.; Co-Founder & amp; amp; President, Square, Inc.

Ariel Garten – CEO, InteraXon, Inc.

David Hanson – Founder & amp; amp; CEO, Hanson Robotics, Inc.
Hiroshi Ishiguro
– Professor, Osaka University and ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories
Babak Parviz
– Founder, Google Glass; Manager, Google, Inc.
Roel Vertegaal
– Professor at the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) & amp; amp; Director of the Laboratory of Human Media, School of Computing, Queen’s University, Canada

Martin Gren – Founder & amp; amp; Director of New Projects, Axis Communications AB

hardware (COMPANY)

Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob)

3D Systems, Inc.

Kiva Systems LLC

Liquid Robotics, Inc.


Amr Awadallah
– Founder & amp; amp; CTO, Cloudera, Inc.

Sachin Chitta – Manager & amp; amp; Research Scientist, Willow Garage, Inc.

Eldad Farkash – Co-Founder & amp; amp; CTO SiSense Ltd
Simson Garfinkel
– Associate Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, California

By Ola Kristensson – Lecturer in Human Interaction, University of St Andrews; Co-founder, SACHI Group



GenoSpace LLC


Splunk, Inc.



Percolate Industries, Inc.


Susanne Beck – Professor, Department of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, University EBS, Germany
Cuéllar – Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Co-Director of CISAC

Mark Lemley – Co-Founder, Lex Machina; William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Director, Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology; Director, Masters Program at Stanford Law, Science and Technology, Stanford University

Erica Palmerini – Project Coordinator, RoboLaw; Professor, Graduate School Sant’Anna, Italy

Daniel Solove – John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

Christopher Holman – Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Missouri at Kansas City


Magid Abraham – Chairman, CEO & amp; amp; Co-Founder, comScore, Inc.

Marco Gomes – Founder & amp; amp; CMO, boo-box, Brazil

Hazem Mohamed Rushdi – Co-Founder & amp; amp; CTO Merchlar

Guy Kawasaki – Business Unit Special Adviser Motorola, Google, Inc.

Robin Li – Co-Founder, President & amp; amp; CEO, Baidu, Inc.

Diana Tsai and Stephany Zoo – CEO & amp; amp; Visionary; CMO & amp; amp; Superconnector, Bundshop LLC


Zhenan Bao – Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University

Vladimir Bulović – Professor of Electrical Engineering, MIT; Fariborz Maseeh Chair in Emerging Technologies; Head of organic and nanostructured electronic Laboratory; Director, Microsystems Technology Laboratories, MIT; Co-Director, MIT-ENI Solar Frontiers Center.

Alan J. Heeger – Professor of Physics and Materials, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, UC Santa Barbara

Thomas Meyer – Arey Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Edwin Thomas – William and Stephanie Sick Dean, George R. Brown School of Engineering, Rice University
Zhong Lin Wang
– Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering, Regents Professor, Distinguished Engineering Professor and Director, Center for nanostructure characterization, Georgia Tech.
Esko Kauppinen
– Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science, Aalto University, Finland
Risto Nieminen
– Professor Emeritus, Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science, Aalto University, Finland

Materials (COMPANY)

Angstron Materials, Inc.

Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Natcore Technology, Inc.

NeverWet [Ross Nanotechnology LLC]

Arjowiggins Creative Papers


Charles Arthur – Technology Editor, The Guardian

Emily Bell – Professor of Professional Practice & amp; amp; Director of the Center for Digital Journalism towing, Columbia Journalism School, Columbia University
Jaron Lanier
– Scholar, Live Labs, Microsoft Corporation; Interdisciplinary Scholar-in-Residence, CET, UC Berkeley

Eric Schmidt & amp; amp; Jared Cohen – Executive Chairman, Google, Inc.,. Director of Google Ideas
Joshua Topolsky
– Editor & amp; amp; Co-founder, The Verge


Julian Assange Paul – Founder, Wikileaks

Ronald Deibert – Director, Canadian Centre for Studies and global security amp; Citizen Lab., The Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada

Bill & amp; amp; Melinda Gates – Co-Chairs, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Jennifer Pahlka – Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation; Executive Director & amp; amp; Founder, Code for America Labs, Inc.
Rachel Sterne Haot
– Digital Director, City of New York


Anne Githuku-Shongwe – Founder & amp; amp; CEO, Afroes Games

Erica Kochi – Co-Founder & amp; amp; Co-Leader, Innovation Unit NY UNICEF, UNICEF

Jessica Matthews & amp; amp; Julia Silverman – Co-Founder & amp; amp; CEO, Uncharted Play, Inc.

Anand Shah – Founder & amp; amp; Director Sarvajal (Piramal Water Private Limited)

Lesley Silverthorn Marincola – CEO, Angaza


Eric Anderson & amp; amp; Peter Diamandis – Co-Founder & amp; amp; Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc.

William Borucki – Senior Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California

Darlene Damm & amp; amp; Diego Favarolo – Co-Founders, DIYROCKETS, Inc.

Michael C. Malin – President & amp; amp; Chief Scientist, Malin Space Science Systems, Inc.

Elon Musk – CEO & amp; amp; Chief Designer, Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX)


Deep Space Industries, Inc.
Honeybee Robotics Ltd.

NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Saber Astronautics LLC

Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX)

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