World Technology Award

World Technology Award

The World Technology Award is an annual recognition award given by the World Technology Network (WTN) to individuals and corporations achieving significant progress in about 20 different categories that affect the modern world.

2000, the first set of 20 awards was granted in 2000. 2002, the WTN added a Corporate (designated by "Corp", below) award to 10 of the categories. These categories are listed separately.

2001, the WTN added three categories: Education, Entertainment,and Social Entrepreneurship. 2002, they discontinued three categories: Commerce, Transportation and Start-up Companies.

Following is the list of award recipients in their respective fields:

Individual and Corporate Awards

=Information Technology - Software=

*2000 : Paul Gauthier, Chief Technology Officer, Inktomi
*2001 : Prof. Olivier Faugeras, Research Director, ROBOTVIS Group Sophia-Antipolis Research Unit, INRIA
*2002 : Ray Ozzie, Chairman & CEO, Groove Networks
**Corp : Apple Computer
*2003 : Larry Page & Sergey Brin, Google
**Corp : Sony Corporation
*2004 : Daphne Koller, Associate Professor, Robotics Laboratory, Computer Science Department, Stanford University
**Corp : Apple Computer
*2005 : David Haussler, Howard Hughes Medical Institute/University of California, Santa Cruz
**Corp :

=Information Technology - Hardware=

*2000 : Jeff Hawkins & Donna Dubinsky, Co-creators, Palm Computer
*2001 : Gordon Moore, Chairman Emeritus, Intel Corp.
*2002 : Prof. Shuji Nakamura, University of California, Santa Barbara
**Corp : Research In Motion, Ltd.
*2003 : Ted Clark, Hewlett-Packard
**Corp : Apple Computer
*2004 : Charles Black & Kathryn Guarini, Physical Sciences Department/Silicon Technology Department, T. J. Watson Research Center, IBM
**Corp : Apple Computer
*2005 : Holly Gates, E Ink Corporation
**Corp : University of Tsukuba / Cyberdyne Inc.

=Communication Technology=

*2000 : Tim Berners-Lee, Director, World Wide Web Consortium
*2001 : Robert Metcalfe, Vice-President Technology, International Data Group, Inc.
*2002 : Linus Torvalds, Creator, Linux
**Corp : NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
*2003 : Prof. Kilnam Chon, KAIST
**Corp : Quallcomm, Inc.
*2004 : David P. Reed, Adjunct Professor, Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, & HP Fellow, HP Laboratories
**Corp : Skype
*2005 : Bill St. Arnaud, CANARIE, Inc.
**Corp : Wikimedia Foundation Inc.


*2000 : John Sulston, Director, Sanger Centre
*2001 : Dr. Craig Venter, President & CEO, Celera Genomics, Inc.
*2002 : Dr. Ruedi Aebersold, Professor, Institute for Systems Biology
**Corp : Genecor International
*2003 : Dr. Leroy Hood, Institute for Systems Biology
**Corp : International Rice Genome Sequencing Project
*2004 : Prof. Ehud Shapiro, Department of Computer Science, Weizmann Institute
**Corp : Advanced Cell Technology
*2005 : Nadrian Seeman, New York University
**Corp : Amyris Biotechnologies


*2000 : David Thompson, Founder, Orbital Sciences
*2001 : Prof. Martin Sweeting, Director, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey
*2002 : Prof. Roger-Maurice Bonnet, Directeur General Adjoint for Science, CNES
**Corp : XM Satellite Radio
*2003 : Dr. Peter Diamandis, X Prize Foundation
**Corp : X Prize Foundation
*2004 : Burt Rutan, Founder, Scaled Composites
**Corp : Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
*2005 : Steven W. Squyres, Cornell University & NASA
**Corp : "Cassini-Huygens Mission" (NASA / ESA / ASI)


*2000 : Frederick Seitz, President Emeritus, Rockefeller University
*2001 : Prof. George Whitesides, Professor of Bioorganic/Physical Organic Chemistry & Materials Science, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
*2002 : Dr. Angela Belcher, University of Texas at Austin & Massachusetts Institute of Technology
**Corp : IBM Corporation
*2003 : Prof. Charles Lieber, Harvard University
**Corp : Dow Chemical Company
*2004 : Prof. Charles Lieber, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
**Corp : Nanosys
*2005 : Daniel Rugar, John Mamin, Raffi Budakian and Benjamin Chui, IBM
**Corp : Molecular Imprints


*2000 : Dr. Geoffrey Ballard, Founder, Ballard Power Systems
*2001 : Dr. Paul MacCready, Chairperson, AeroVironment, Inc.
*2002 : Dr. Ashok Gadgil, Senior Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
**Corp : Toyota
*2003 : Prof. Zhiqiang Yin, Tsinghua University
**Corp : Environ, Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
*2004 : Martin Green, Research Director, Centre for Advanced Silicon Photovoltaics and Photonics, University of New South Wales
**Corp : AeroVironment, Inc.
*2005 : Subhendu Guha, United Solar Ovonic
**Corp : XsunX, Inc.


*2000 : Amory Lovins, Co-founder, Director of Research, Rocky Mountain Institute
*2001 : Dr. Geoffrey Ballard, Founder, Ballard Power Systems, Inc.
*2002 : Francis E. K. Britton, M.D., EcoPlan International
**Corp : All Species Foundation
*2003 : Prof. R. Malcolm Brown, University of Texas at Austin
**Corp : Hypercar, Inc.
*2004 : Ken Livingstone, Mayor, London
**Corp : AgraQuest
*2005 : Priyadarshini Karve, Appropriate Rural Technology Institute
**Corp : City of Seoul, Republic of Korea (Office of the Mayor)

Health & Medicine

*2000 : Roy Bakay, Professor, Emory School of Medicine & Philip Kennedy, CEO, Founder and Chief Scientist, Neural Signals, Inc.
*2001 : Prof. Robert Johnston, Assoc. Prof. Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
*2002 : Dr. James Thompson, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
**Corp : Advanced Tissue Sciences
*2003 : Prof. Jean-Laurent Casanova, Necker Medical School and INSERM U550
**Corp : Weizmann Institute of Science
*2004 : Alan Chow & Vincent Chow, Cofounders, Optobionics Corporation
**Corp : Intuitive Surgical
*2005 : Andreas Lendlein and Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
**Corp : National Institute For Biological Standards and Control/UK Stem Cell Bank


*2000 : Masayoshi Son, Chairperson, Softbank
*2001 : Thomas Weisel, Founder and Chairperson, Thomas Weisel Partners
*2002 : William Hambrecht, Founder, Chairperson & CEO, WR Hambrecht & Co.
**Corp : Battery Ventures
*2003 : Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Grameen Bank
**Corp : Intel Capital
*2004 : Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
**Corp : General Atlantic Partners
*2005 : Richard Kramlich, New Enterprise Associates
**Corp : Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Individual Awards


*2000 : Nobuhiro Nakayama, Professor of Law, University of Tokyo
*2001 : Prof. Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law, Stanford University
*2002 : Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, EPIC
*2003 : Prof. James Boyle, School of Law, Duke University
*2004 : Pamela Samuelson, Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley


*2000 : M. S. Swaminathan, Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operation, India
*2001 : Prof. Christopher Freeman, Professor Emeritus, SPRU, University of Sussex
*2002 : Dr. Karl Pister, Chancellor Emeritus, University of California
*2003 : Prof. Clement Dzidonu, International Institute for Information Technology
*2004 : Bruce Alberts, President, National Academy of Sciences

=Start-up Companies=

*2000 : Christopher Evans (businessman), Chairperson, Merlin Ventures
*2001 : Shawn Fanning, Founder, Napster, Inc.
*2002 : Discontinued

=Social Entrepreneurship=

*2001 : Agus Gunarto, Managing Program/NGO Worker, Yayasan Rona Alam
*2002 : Bunker Roy, Director, The Barefoot College
*2003 : Rodrigo Baggio, Committee for Democracy in Information Technology
*2004 : Fabio Luis de Oliveira Rosa, Executive Director, Institute for the Development of Natural Energy and Sustainability


*2000 : Jonathan Ive, Vice-President of Industrial Design, Apple Computer
*2001 : Stefano Marzano, CEO, Philips Design
*2002 : Jonathan Ive, Vice-President of Industrial Design, Apple Computer
*2003 : Issey Miyake & Dai Fujiwara, Miyake Design Studio
*2004 : Paola Antonelli, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art

=The Arts=

*2000 : Paul DeMarinis, Multimedia Electronic Artist; Creator, "The Edison Effect"
*2001 : Steina and Woody Vasulka, Artists, Art and Science Laboratory
*2002 : Michael Naimark, Artist and Researcher, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences
*2003 : Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Artist
*2004 : David Rokeby, Independent
*2005 : Jim Campbell, Artist

=Media & Journalism=

*2000 : Adam Clayton Powell III, Vice-President of Technology and Programs, The Freedom Forum
*2001 : John Markoff, Technology Correspondent, The New York Times
*2002 : Walter Mossberg, Personal Technology Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
*2003 : Dr. Krishna Bharat, Google, Inc.
*2004 : Dan Gillmor, Business and Technology Columnist, San Jose Mercury News

=Marketing Communications=

*2000 : Steve Case, Chairperson/CEO, America Online
*2001 : Mark Viken Sr., Vice-President, Information Technology Products Division, Sony Electronics, Inc.
*2002 : Zhang Ruimin, Founder & CEO, Haier
*2003 : Larry Page & Sergey Brin, Google
*2004 : Cindy McCaffrey, Vice-President, Corporate Marketing, Google


*2000 : Daniel Callahan, Cofounder, Hastings Center
*2001 : Dr. Sharon Beder, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Wollongong
*2002 : Prof. Ren Zong Qiu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
*2003 : Peter Singer, Princeton University
*2004 : Kristin Shrader-Frechette, O'Neill Family Professor of Philosophy/Concurrent Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame


*2000 : Elizabeth Ampt, Developer, Travel Blending
*2001 : Gov. Jaime Lerner, Governor of Paraná, Brazil
*2002 : Discontinued


*2000 : Steven Snyder, Brad Miller & John Riedl, Cofounders, Net Perceptions
*2001 : Linus Torvalds, Programmer, Transmeta Corp.
*2002 : Discontinued


*2001 : Shawn Fanning, Founder, Napster, Inc.
*2002 : Michael Robertson, CEO,
*2003 : Derek Sivers, CD Baby
*2004 : Richard Marks, Manager, Special Projects Group, US R&D, Sony Computer Entertainment


*2001 : Dr. Venkataraman Balaji, Principal Scientist, ICRISAT
*2002 : Dr. Pedro Hepp, Professor, Universidad de La Frontera
*2003 : Dr. Robert Tinker, The Concord Consortium
*2004 : Cristian Cox, Minister of Education, Government of Chile

External links

* [ The World Technology Network Homepage]
* [ The WTN X Prize]
* [ 2005 Full listing of nominees and winners]

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