For the last decade, The Economist has awarded the best innovators of our time for their creative thinking and contributions to our society at its annual Innovation Awards: Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs to name a few. Since 2002, the company has recognized the greatest minds of our generation for pushing the envelope and giving us ideas, concepts, solutions, programs, and gadgets that were so far-fetched when they were introduced, but that we couldn’t imagine living without now.
Today, The Economist is celebrating the last decade of innovation at The Economist’s Innovation Awards Ceremony at London’s Science Museum. Past winners and judges from around the world are invited to attend this special ceremony, which will award an Anniversary Prize to an Innovation Award winner from the last ten years, as voted by the community.
From May 31 to October 14, The Economist readers and wider community were encouraged to vote within seven categories: Bioscience, Business Process, Computing and Telecommunications, Consumer Products and Services, Energy and the Environment, No Boundaries, and Social and Economic. The Anniversary Award winner will be announced for the first time tonight at the awards ceremony. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet past award-winners tomorrow at the Innovation Summit.
Cheers to the nominees and the winner, and here’s to another decade of truly great innovation.