The people in our 16th annual celebration of
young innovators are disrupters and dreamers.
They’re inquisitive and persistent, inspired and
inspiring. No matter whether they’re pursuing
medical breakthroughs, refashioning energy
technologies, making computers more useful,
or engineering cooler electronic devices—and
regardless of whether they are heading startups,
Hundreds of people were nominated for this
group. After MIT Technology Review’s editors
narrowed the list, outside judges evaluated the
quality and potential impact of the finalists’ work,
guiding the selections you’ll find here.