Meet the Finalists


Our finalists come from every walk of life and background imaginable, from seasoned academics who have studied their industry for years, to normal people whose lives changed through a single experience. We asked them about their story: what inspired them to do what they do, what challenges and obstacles they have faced along the way, and advice that they may have for the budding world-changer. Click on the profiles in this section to read what many of them have to say.

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On November 13th and 14th, 2014, at the TIME Conference Center in New York City, many of the most innovative people and organizations in the science and technology world will join together for an historic gathering – the 2014 World Technology Summit & Awards – to celebrate each other’s accomplishments; to explore what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies; and to create the kinds of serendipitous relationships that create the future.

The majority of Summit participants will be either current WTN members (primarily winners/finalists from previous World Technology Awards cycles, as selected by their peers as those doing the innovative work of “the greatest likely long-term significance”) or 2014 World Technology Award nominees. A combination of keynote talks, panel discussions, and breakout sessions and career-altering networking opportunities over both days will conclude with a gala black-tie Awards ceremony on the second night of the event. – See more at:

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