The World Technology Network Announces The 2012 Finalists for the World Technology Awards

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 09, 2012

The World Technology Network (“The WTN,” announced today the names of the 50 corporate Finalists (in 10 categories) and 100 individual Finalists (in 20 categories) for the prestigious World Technology Awards, presented by the WTN in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, and Technology Review. The Finalists join the WTN membership — a roster of organizations (Corporate Members) and individuals (WTN Fellows) from over 60 countries around the world.

The World Technology Awards have been presented by the WTN since 2000, as a way to honor those in 20 different categories of science and technology and related fields doing “the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance.” Nominees for the 2012 World Technology Awards were selected by the WTN Fellows (winners and finalists from previous annual Award cycles in the individual Award categories) through an intensive, global process lasting many months.

The WTN is a curated membership community comprised of the world’s most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members – those creating the 21st century — are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies.

The winners of the World Technology Awards will be announced during a ceremony at the Time-Life Building on the evening of October 23rd at the close of the World Technology Summit, a two-day “thought leadership” conference (Oct. 22/23) also held at the Time-Life Building and presented by the WTN in association with TIME magazine, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, Technology Review, and others. Most of the delegates to the Summit will be 2012 Award nominees, current WTN members (winners and finalist from previous Awards cycles), as well as other leaders from business, technology, and industry.

The theme of this years event is NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN. Says James Clark, Founder and Chairman of the World Technology Network, Advances in technology and science have utterly and profoundly changed our world. And with exponential growth only expected to continue, technology has become the single most important 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 honorees. Clark continues, “Each year, this event gains momentum and prestige making it the ultimate global platform to honor visionary contributions in the science and technology arenas. 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 also is a truly disciplined way for the WTN membership to identify those who will formally join them, as WTN Fellows, as part of our global community. By working to make useful connections among our members, we are helping create our collective future and change our world.

About the World Technology Network

The WTN exists to “encourage serendipity” — the happy accidents of colliding ideas and new relationships that cause the biggest breakthroughs for individuals and institutions. The WTN works to accomplish its mission through global and regional events for its members and extended audience, to help make connections among them, and to examine the likely implications and possible applications of emerging technologies.

For more information about the World Technology Network, or to attend the WTN Summit and Awards, please contact:

Beth-Ellen Keyes

Director of Events and Operations

World Technology Network


646 246 1081 (mobile)



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