IGI Executive Director Jennifer Doudna and her collaborator, Emmanuelle Charpentier, have been awarded the 2015 World Technology Award for their development of CRISPR-Cas9 technology, a breakthrough genomic engineering tool that is enabling scientists to engage in groundbreaking research in applications as diverse as medicine and human health, agriculture, and bioenergy. Winners were announced at the 2015 World Technology Summit and Awards Gala in New York, NY, on November 19, 2015.
This year’s World Technology Summit & Awards Ceremony will be taking place on 19th-20th in New York City. Bringing together the most innovative people and organizations in science and technology from around the world, the Summit will explore what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies. This year’s speakers, moderators, and performers include the world renowned scientist and entrepreneur, J. Craig Venter, author and CEO of United Therapeutics, Martine Rothblatt, and award-winning composer, Kenji Williams.
The 2015 World Technology Awards Gala will take place on the evening of November 20th, at the culmination of the two-day World Technology Summit. The winners of the World Technology Awards will be announced from the ceremony stage by James P. Clark, Founder/Chairman of the World Technology Network. Both Winners and Finalists will be inducted into the membership of the WTN, which now comprises over 1,000 members from over 60 countries around the world.
The World Technology Network is a curated membership community comprised of the world’s most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies.