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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.[1]Template:Unreliable? [2]Template:Unreliable? The Awards are given in association with Time, NASDAQ, Fortune, AAAS, Science, NYAS, and MIT Technology Review.[1]Template:Unreliable? [3]Template:Unreliable?


The WTN was founded by its current chairman, James P. Clark.[4]Template:Dead link[5] 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.[6]Template:Unreliable? The 2002 World Technology Summit was held in New York City, in part at United Nations headquarters.[7]Template:Unreliable? 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.[8]Template:Dead link[9]Template:Primary source inline

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.[no citations needed here]

The X Prize Foundation and WTN announced the WTN X Prize in October 2004.[10]


Award recipients for each year are listed for each field.[9][11][12][13]Template:Primary source inline

The Arts



Communications Technology





Start-up Companies




Health & Medicine

Information Technology - Hardware

Information Technology - Software


Marketing Communications


Media & Journalism


Social Entrepreneurship




  1. 1.0 1.1 "Second Sight Wins 2011 World Technology Award". Marketing Weekly News. via HighBeam Template:Subscription required. November 12, 2011. "This award, presented annually by the World Technology Network in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, AAAS, and Technology Review, honors those performing innovative work of the greatest long-term significance in science, technology, and related fields." 
  2. "Counsyl Honored as World Technology Award Finalist". Pediatrics Week. via HighBeam Template:Subscription required. December 5, 2015. "Thirty awards across all industries - from art and design to health and medicine to space - will be presented during a special black-tie awards gala on the closing night of the summit." 
  3. "Steve Teig Wins 2011 World Technology Award". Wireless News. via HighBeam Template:Subscription required. November 3, 2011. "Awards were presented at the culmination of the two-day World Technology Summit, convened by the WTN in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, MIT's Technology Review, Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), New York Academy of Sciences, and Novartis." 
  4. "James P. Clark, Director, Transclick". 
  5. "Energy for tomorrow". Time.,31909,1977537,00.html. 
  6. Gonzalez, Julieta (May 7, 2001). "UA Law Professor Awarded International Honor". The University of Arizona. 
  7. McNulty, Jennifer (July 30, 2002). "UCSC chancellor emeritus honored for educational outreach". University of California Santa Cruz. 
  8. "WTN History". 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "2006 World Technology Award WINNERS". 
  10. Twist, Jo (2004-10-15). "Science/Nature | X-Prize for world's 'holy grails'". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  11. "The 2009 World Technology Award Nominees". 
  12. "2005 Listing of nominees and winners". 
  13. "The 2013 World Technology Award Finalists". 
  14. WTN - engageLab. Template:Dead link
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