Thursday, December 8
The problems this year’s winners have set out to solve - albeit in biotech, energy, materials, computing, climate change, or healthcare - all began with an idea. Whether the choice is to patent or publish, protecting intellectual property requires savvy, strategy, and guardrails.
In the lab or on the path toward commercialization, to extract the biggest impact is a common objective among our 2022 honorees. This “go big or go home" tenet often requires a research and industry collaboration.
Creativity is one of the keys to bridging a functional gap or creating novel applications to solve complex challenges. Honorees share insights on operationalizing inspiration, from the unlikely leopard tortoise to a surprising cross-industry collaboration.
This segment illustrates motivations, aspirations, and insights from honorees leveraging emerging tech to fix what is broken and move industries to a new and more sustainable normal. From fashion to biotech, see how questioning assumptions can inspire novel processes and solutions.
See how interdisciplinary stakeholders work together to commercialize human-centric solutions for cross-industry impact. From creating opportunity for underserved sectors to rehabbing old tech for new purposes, this segment recognizes the user voice in tech design.
Pioneers in this segment are forging solutions that counter disparities of opportunity and communication to foster a more just, equitable, and intelligent society. See how Innovators are enabling access at the edges to serve marginalized communities to meaningfully participate in the global, digital economy.