World Technology Award

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The World Technology Awards are presented annually by the World Technology Network (The WTN) at its World Technology Summit to individuals and corporations achieving significant, lasting progress in categories pertaining to science, technology, the arts, and design. The first World Technology Summit and Awards took place on November 12, 1999, at the National Museum of Science and Industry in London, England. Currently, the World Technology Summit is held at the Time-Life Building, and the World Technology Awards are presented at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The Awards are given in association with Time, NASDAQ, Fortune, AAAS, Science, NYAS, and MIT Technology Review.


The WTN was founded by its current chairman, James P. Clark.[1] The first set of 20 awards was presented in 2000. The 2001 World Technology Summit was held in London at Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine and the National Museum of Science & Industry. The 2002 World Technology Summit was held in New York City, in part at United Nations headquarters. The 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 World Technology Summit & Awards took place in San Francisco, with the Summits at leading hotels and the Awards ceremony at San Francisco City Hall.[2][3]

In 2002, the WTN added a Corporate (designated by "Corp", below) award to 10 of the categories. These categories are listed separately. In 2001, the WTN added three categories: Education, Entertainment, and Social Entrepreneurship. In 2002, WTN discontinued three categories: Commerce, Transportation and Start-up Companies.

The X Prize Foundation and WTN announced the WTN X Prize in October 2004.[4]


Award recipients for each year are listed for each field.[3][5][6][7]

The Arts[edit]



Communications Technology[edit]





Start-up Companies[edit]




Health & Medicine[edit]

Information Technology - Hardware[edit]

Information Technology - Software[edit]


Marketing Communications[edit]


Media & Journalism[edit]


Social Entrepreneurship[edit]




  1. ^ "James P. Clark, Director, Transclick". 
  2. ^ "WTN History". 
  3. ^ a b "2006 World Technology Award WINNERS". 
  4. ^ Twist, Jo (2004-10-15). "Science/Nature | X-Prize for world's 'holy grails'". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  5. ^ "The 2009 World Technology Award Nominees". 
  6. ^ "2005 Listing of nominees and winners". 
  7. ^ "The 2013 World Technology Award Finalists". 
  8. ^ WTN - engageLab.
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  10. ^ "Thinfilm Wins 2012 World Technology Award" (Press release). 24 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 

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