Fast Company‘s third annual World Changing Ideas Awards drew nearly 2,000 submissions across 17 categories. Fast Company editors and reporters created lists of honorable mentions and finalists, and then our panel of judges picked winners in each category. You can read more about the winners here.

GENERAL EXCELLENCE

WINNER
AiraAira
A set of glasses for people who are blind or low vision that allows 
a video connection with a call center, where agents can access the feed and help the user complete a task. Read more…
FINALISTS
Amazon GoAmazon
Article OneThe OpenGov Foundation and Twilio
BoundlessBoundless Immigration
Call for CodeIBM
Charting a global path to digital peaceMicrosoft
Climate-action strategyLevi Strauss & Co.
Climate-positive menuMax Burgers AB
Four-day workweekPerpetual Guardian
The Human AccountDalberg Design, Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Research, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
MethaneSatEnvironmental Defense Fund
NoriNori
1.1.1.1Cloudflare
Perpetual Purpose TrustOrganically Grown Company and Purpose Network
Plastic-Free AisleA Plastic Planet
TatamiUntitled Group
UCOTUCOT
Urban95Bernard van Leer Foundation
Wedew, Skysource/Skywater Alliance
HONORABLE MENTIONS

AndorraAndorra
AtmosphereUnderstory
Beyond Capital, Beyond Capital Fund
The Billion Dollar Fund for WomenThe Billion Dollar Fund for Women
The Biomimicry CommonsBiomimicry Frontiers
ByFusion GlobalByFusion Global
Consumer Insights CollaborativeThe Aspen Institute Financial Security Program
Darwin Home Wellness IntelligenceDelos
Delta Air Lines and Duke University Offset ProgramUrban Offsets
Flood ConcernOne Concern
For DaysFor Days
Forefront CulturesForefront
Gender Equality FundsAs You Sow
Global Center for Cleantech InnovationGreentown Labs
The Good Food Startup ManualThe Good Food Institute
GuardhatGuardhat
Helm Personal ServerHelm
HP Metal JetHP
The ISS Cotton Sustainability ChallengeTarget
Katadyn Universal AquiferKatadyn Group
Lead2030One Young World
Live XYZLive XYZ
Microplastic-Sensing AUVSprout Studios and Draper
Million Waves ProjectMillion Waves Project
The Mother BoardWongdoody
My Skin Track UVL’Oréal USA
Open Road VenturesOpen Road Alliance
The Paper Bottle ProjectGrow + Digitalist, BillerudKorsnäs, and EcoXpac
The Port of RotterdamCisco, IBM, and the Port of Rotterdam
Power LedgerPower Ledger
Project DebaterIBM
ReciclayaEvrythng and Recycl3R
RooPlanned Parenthood and Work & Co
Sacred VoteSacred Generations
Safe work environment/sexual harassment clauseHoneyBook
Tech Bets for an Urban WorldArm, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Advisors, UNICEF Innovation Unit
United States and Oceans of AmericaActivista and Surfrider
Virginia Treatment Center for ChildrenCannonDesign and Virginia Commonwealth University


ADVERTISING

WINNER
The Uncensored PlaylistDDB Group Germany
A project designed to draw attention to (and circumvent) press censorship, by turning banned articles into pop songs that were then made available on streaming services. Read more…
FINALISTS
Feed Our FutureWorld Food Programme
Fight Gunfire With FireMullenLowe and The One Club for Creativity
G’ ay MateInterbrand
Just Do ItNike
LGBTQ World Cup Russian-language campaignBabbel
RisingR/GA and the Ad Council
Tobacco 21 campaignBldg
United States and Oceans of AmericaActivista and Surfrider
Vote With Your TotePapel & Caneta

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Budweiser—100% Committed to a Brighter FutureRevolt
CircleForsman & Bodenfors New York
Corona: Oceans WeekWieden+Kennedy Amsterdam
Inequality BallsAfrica
Making sponsorships work for fansHookit
A Man Like YouGSD&M
#MyGameMy
NameAfrica
Project Plastick, Project Plastick
Save the Food—Phase TwoPublicis Sapient
See NowPurpose


AI AND DATA

WINNER
Flood ConcernOne Concern
A platform that uses artificial intelligence to predict where a city will flood, days before the storm even hits. Read more…
FINALISTS

Affectiva Automotive AIAffectiva
Air Quality Life IndexConstructive and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago
Digital data storage using DNA moleculesCatalog
FarmaTrustFarmaTrust
HeadGazeeBay
The Human AccountDalberg Design, Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Research, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
ICEYE-X1 MissionICEYE
Improving population maps to prevent the spread of disease and disasterFacebook
Mapping air pollution at the street levelAclima
Pegasus AIOrbis and Visulytix
“Preserving a Legacy: A Drone and AI Expedition”Agency Inside, Intel
St. Jude CloudSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Zero Hunger Zero Waste84.51°
HONORABLE MENTIONS
Ada Global Health InitiativeAda Health
Amazon Go, Amazon
Better Future, Checkr
Brain BuilderNeurala
Capella SpaceCapella Space
CLUESCarbon Lighthouse
CommutifiCommutifi
Emotional Analytics for Social Enterprises and the Grameen GuruAccenture Labs India
Global Pollen Data APIBreezoMeter
Graphs4GoodNeo4j
G17Eco PlatformWorld Wide Generation
Harvey Data ProjectCivis Analytics, Dewberry, Knudson LP, and Houston
IDx-DRIDx Technologies
Industrial AI, Asset Performance ManagementUptake
More L.A.Woods Bagot
MoxiDiligent Robotics
Penny, the food-service robotBear Robotics
PhylagenPhylagen
Project Natick Northern IslesMicrosoft
ReciclayaEvrythng and Recycl3R
Reducing CO2 through big dataSiemens
SanaSana Labs
SavormetricsSavormetrics
Sword HealthSword Health
The TableShareTheMeal and the United Nations World Food Programme
WildbookWild Me


APPS

WINNER
AiraAira
A set of glasses for people who are blind or low vision that allows 
a video connection with a call center, where agents can access the feed and help the user complete a task. Read more…

FINALISTS
BonayoLower Polk Community Benefit District
Food Rescue Hero412 Food Rescue
K HealthK Health
LiteratorLiterator
Live XYZLive XYZ
NoonlightNoonlight
RooPlanned Parenthood and Work & Co
TruepicTruepic
HONORABLE MENTIONS
CaribuCaribu
Chevrolet Call Me OutGeneral Motors
Digital FitnessPwC
FishbowlFishbowl Media
Freedom 365 Virtual Recovery SystemFreedom 365
GivebackLemonade
HealthVoyagerKlick Health and Boston Children’s Hospital
IntraJigsaw
NeighborNeighbor
On-demand tractorsHello Tractor and CalAmp
SoundPrintSoundPrint


CONSUMER PRODUCTS

WINNER
RooPlanned Parenthood and Work & Co

A chatbot that discreetly answers kids’ questions about sexual health. Read more…
FINALISTS
AiraAira
Cali Wool CollectionThe North Face
DDame
Edible chopsticksEleme and 
FF Shanghai
FinalStraw FinalStraw
Helm Personal ServerHelm
Modern Fertility TestModern Fertility
Mylo Driver BagBolt Threads
The North Face RenewedThe North Face
1.1.1.1Cloudflare
The Paper Bottle ProjectGrow + Digitalist, BillerudKorsnäs, and EcoXpac
RelayRepublic Wireless
ReNewEverlane
Saathi PadsSaathi Eco Innovations
VesselVessel
Xbox Adaptive ControllerMicrosoft
YubiKey 5 NFCYubico
HONORABLE MENTIONS
Base Inventor KitlittleBits
Bluewater Clean Drinking Water MovementBluewater Group
Climate-positive menuMax Burgers AB
Currant Smart OutletCurrant
Darwin Home Wellness IntelligenceDelos
EasyDose Ultra Concentrated Laundry DetergentSeventh Generation
For DaysFor Days
Girls CollectionRothy’s
Halo CoffeeHalo
HeroHero
Hybrid PadsCora
KovaKova
Lloyd BeanieArvin Goods
Nixburg Lo-Impact Leather, LeDaveed
Park & DiamondPark & Diamond
Safer ProLeaf Wearables
SeedlingGrove Collaborative
The Sustainable Lush FundLush Cosmetics
SweetFoamAllbirds
Time for PeaceTriwa and Humanium Metal
Truman’sTruman’s


CREATIVITY

WINNER

Outrider 
Bomb BlastBluecadet
A visualization that draws attention to the dangers of nuclear war by letting users simulate the death and destruction of a bomb blast anywhere in the world. Read more…
FINALISTS
Air-InkGraviky Labs
AssemblyMalala Fund
EarthriseGlobal Oneness Project
Fight Gunfire With FireMullenLowe and The One Club for Creativity
Gerrymander JewelryOMG WTF
PioneerPioneer
“Preserving a Legacy: A Drone and AI Expedition”Agency Inside, Intel
Project LightFine Acts and Peek Vision
Sanctuaries of SilenceGlobal Oneness Project
Virtual reality filmsConservation International
HONORABLE MENTIONS
The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute Brand IdentityStraightline International
The Breast ExpressPumpspotting
Closing the LoopKaleidoscope Futures
Equal Justice Initiative Brand IdentityTurner Duckworth
The Female Role Model ProjectTransforma Theatre
The Genesis MissionYDreams Global and Barretos Cancer Hospital
Gigabotre:3D
Girl Rising Creative ChallengeHP and Girl Rising
Global GoalsCastGlobal GoalsCast
Hello Rang-tan, Mother
Immersive mixed realityThe Weather Channel
Made of MillionsMade of Millions Foundation
PATH Brand IdentityManual
Personal Carbon EconomyGray Area Art and Technology
Reimagine End of LifeReimagine
#ThisIsFamilyFirewood Marketing and Google
White Box LabWhite Box Lab

DEVELOPING-WORLD TECHNOLOGY

WINNER
BanQu, BanQu
A solution that enables people living in extreme poverty to create a digital identity that lives on the blockchain. Read more…
FINALISTS
Ampli Dx/RxMIT Little Devices Lab
Butterfly FXButterfly FX
The Chakr ShieldDell and Chakr Innovation
CorPathCorindus Vascular Robotics
Jaza DukaMastercard and Unilever
JioPhoneReliance Jio
KudoKudo
mCentJana
Mobile thermoelectric refrigeratorSprout Studios and Draper
Safer ProLeaf Wearables
Tech Bets for an Urban WorldArm, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Advisors, UNICEF Innovation Unit
iThrone: Waste-Vaporizing ToiletChange:Water Labs
Wedew, Skysource/Skywater Alliance
HONORABLE MENTIONS

AirfoxAirfox
Bluewater TrailerBluewater
Cash benchmarking studyGiveDirectly and USAID
Connecting Venezuelan Refugees—the Roraima ProjectEricsson and Vivo
Emotional Analytics for Social Enterprises and the Grameen GuruAccenture Labs India
HydrogenHydrogen
Katadyn Universal AquiferKatadyn Group
Learning LinksThe Kaizen Company
Mindtree.org Social Inclusion PlatformMindtree.org
NilusNilus
On-demand tractorsHello Tractor and CalAmp
Sauna Food Waste Nutrition Conversion SystemTreasure8
Wayout InternationalWayout International
xRapidRipple
ZolaEnlisted Design and Off Grid Electric


EDUCATION

WINNER
Meraki Margdarshaq ProjectMeraki Foundation
A tool to help parents in the developing world support their children’s early education. Read more…
FINALISTS
AiraAira
AristArist
Art of EcologyWilsonart and Interlochen Arts Academy
Educating Syria’s future doctorsOsmosis
HEI SchoolsHEI Schools
Institute for Social ImpactThe Hockaday School
Make SchoolMake School
Matter Innovation HubMatter, Jamf, and Modular Life Solutions
New York Public Library Insta NovelsMother
NewsFeed DefendersiCivics and Annenberg Public Policy Center
Play-RxPlay-Rx
The Riverbend SchoolKurani and SPI Incubator
RooPlanned Parenthood and Work & Co
ROYBIROYBI
SanaSana Labs
Techniques for Effective Teaching ProgramIDP Foundation and Sesame Workshop
Think EqualThink Equal USA
Wind Win RINorth Kingstown Chamber of Commerce

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Adobe Digital AcademyGeneral Assembly and Adobe
African Leadership University Learning ChallengeCerego and African Leadership University
Alteryx for GoodAlteryx
America to Me Impact CampaignParticipant Media
Área 21Instituto Tellus
Babbel NeosBabbel
Career Impact BondsSocial Finance
Circular ClassroomCo-Founders and Walki Group
CodeJIKA.comCode for Change
CrioCurriculum Pathways by SAS
The Dignity ProjectWomen to Be
Education-SuperHighwayEducationSuper-
Highway
EduCreator IncubatorNext 10 Ventures
EnlightenTala
Fonetti: The Listening BookshopAuris Tech
Getty UnshutteredJ. Paul Getty Museum
Ignite My Future in SchoolTata Consultancy Services
Intel x Smithsonian American Art MuseumAgency Inside, Intel
KupaaMastercard
Lead a Creative China 2030Ideo and Tsinghua University
Lego Serious Play, Azusa Pacific University
Ocean Heroes BootcampLonely Whale, Captain Planet Foundation + Point Break Foundation
Project Upgrade: Season 1Wayfarer Entertainment
Restorative Justice in SchoolsPeer Connect
SoapBox Labs, SoapBox Labs
Socrates Learning PlatformEducation Revolution
Soy DigitalFacebook and Faro Digital
STEM ConnectDiscovery Education
Strategy SchoolMirasee
Thought for Food ChallengeThought for Food
Udacity industry partnershipsUdacity
UNICEF Kid Power UpsUNICEF USA


ENERGY

WINNER
Energy VaultEnergy Vault
A solution for 
renewable-energy 
storage that uses energy to stack giant blocks of concrete, 
and retrieves energy later by lowering them. Read more…
FINALISTS

Community microgrid partnershipVMware and Palo Alto
EnywayEnyway
Nemoi SystemSemtive
Network-level optimizationGeneral Electric
Power LedgerPower Ledger
Puerto Rico mini-gridsSiemens
SeaFloat Hybrid Power PlantSiemens
SunfoldingSunfolding
Zinc-air battery systemNantEnergy
ZolaEnlisted Design and Off Grid Electric
HONORABLE MENTIONS
Amply PowerAmply Power
AnzeneAnzene
EVs for SchoolsAustin Energy
Inspire Smart EnergyInspire
mDermsmPrest
RealizeRocky Mountain Institute
Web Neutral ProjectWeb Neutral Project
Wind Win RINorth Kingstown Chamber of Commerce


EXPERIMENTAL

WINNER
Cellulose-Based Textile FiberSpinnova
A new method to spin wood into fiber to use in clothes, all without using any chemicals. Read more…

FINALISTS
Call for Code, IBM
Chevrolet Volt Bee HiveGeneral Motors and Bees in the D
Creative Residency 2018Ginkgo Bioworks
DaisyWatchtower Robotics
Dynamic SemioticsWayfinder
Edible chopsticksEleme and 
FF Shanghai
Electronic AlchemyMorningbird Media Corporation
EncycledEncycled Limited
Ingresso SocialGira
Intel x Smithsonian American Art MuseumAgency Inside, Intel
IRL GlassesIRL Labs
Microplastic-Sensing AUVSprout Studios and Draper
New York Public Library Insta NovelsMother
Signing OffMastercard
Step Up DeclarationSalesforce and Mission 2020
WFP-XWorld Food Programme Innovation Accelerator
Wildfire Watch SystemDescartes Labs
HONORABLE MENTIONS
AlterEgoMIT Media Lab
AntibiasBeyond
AttentivUMIT Media Lab
Building BlocksSpace10
ByFusion GlobalByFusion Global
Career Impact BondsSocial Finance
CircleForsman & Bodenfors New York
ConsoarHATS
Data stored in enzymatic DfNAMolecular Assemblies
Digital data storage using DNA moleculesCatalog
Everyday Essentials: DressMin Choi Design
Frames of PowerCentre for Policy Alternatives
GoFly PrizeGoFly
Justice PromotersDesign Impact and Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center
Lightweighting 2.0General Motors and Autodesk
Make Some RoomPublicis Sapient and Second Story
The net loneliness scoreUltra Testing
NoriNori
OceanXOceanX
Park-Walk PDXLineSync Architecture
Personal Carbon EconomyGray Area Art and Technology
Posthuman Habitats, Foreground Design Agency
Project DebaterIBM
Sacred VoteSacred Generations
ScoutUniform
S.E.E. InitiativeNational Geographic
Voyc, North Highland


FOOD

WINNER
ApeelApeel Sciences
A natural coating 
to keep produce fresh longer, cutting down 
on wasted food in 
supermarkets. Read more…
FINALISTS
AeroFarmsAeroFarms
Beyond SausageBeyond Meat
Bowery FarmingBowery Farming
Cassava Virus Action ProjectCassava Virus Action Project
Cultured meatJust
DehytrayJUA Technologies International
Forest Garden trifectaTrees for the Future
Iron OxIron Ox
The New Impossible BurgerImpossible Foods
P.S. KitchenP.S. Kitchen
Row 7 Seed CompanyRow 7 Seed Company
Sanku (Project Healthy Children)Sanku (Project Healthy Children)
HONORABLE MENTIONS
AgPodsSiemens
Anuvia Plant NutrientsAnuvia Plant Nutrients
Edible chopsticksEleme and 
FF Shanghai
FabaButterFora Foods
Food Rescue Hero412 Food Rescue
IBM Food TrustIBM
Indigo MarketplaceIndigo Ag
Kuli Kuli FoodsKuli Kuli Foods
NilusNilus
An Ocean of Opportunity: Sustainable Seafood InitiativeThe Good Food Institute
One Feeds TwoOne Feeds Two
Project DashDoorDash
RippteinRipple Foods


HEALTH AND WELLNESS

WINNER
Butterfly iQButterfly Network
A cheap and portable way to perform 
ultrasounds. Read more…
FINALISTS
Ada Global Health InitiativeAda Health
AiraAira
Air Quality Life IndexConstructive and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago
AntiODUniversity of Cincinnati
BioPattySeed
Bioworks4Ginkgo Bioworks
cerVIALuso Labs
Color Population HealthColor
CorPathCorindus Vascular Robotics
DesignForHealthBill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dalberg Design, Sonder Collective, USAID Center for Innovation and Impact
Eko DUOEko
Four-day workweekPerpetual Guardian
Fundamental SurgeryFundamentalVR
GotchaGotcha
Krios G3i Cryo Transmission Electron MicroscopeThermo Fisher Scientific
Mission2Move Alexa SkillMission2Move
Modern Fertility TestModern Fertility
My Skin Track UVL’Oréal USA
The net loneliness scoreUltra Testing
notOKBug and Bee
QGel, QGel
RooPlanned Parenthood and Work & Co
Virginia Treatment Center for ChildrenCannonDesign and Virginia Commonwealth University
HONORABLE MENTIONS
AR-V7 prostate cancer testEpic Sciences
BioLumen TechnologiesBioLumen Technologies
BioVenture Entrepreneurship LabWeill Cornell Medicine BioVenture eLab
Cancer Differentiation AnalysisAnpac Bio-Medical Science Company
Can You Adjust?Click Medical
Darwin Home Wellness IntelligenceDelos
The Dot Cup, Dot International
DotEndoDotLab
Elvie PumpElvie
Fitbit CareFitbit
FlowPlume Labs
Heartsense MonitorCambridge Heartwear
Hepatitis C medicine for PakistanMastercard and Gilead
HeroHero
High Sensitive Troponin-I testAbbott
Immunotherapy Bioprocessing DeviceSprout Studios and Draper
Intelligent Supply ChainOptel
John Hancock VitalityJohn Hancock
KaraKara Atmospheric Water
K HealthK Health
Knowledge ShotsOsmosis
Monarch PlatformAuris Health
Neighborhood Health HubCityblock
Neuro Rehab VRNeuro Rehab VR
One Medical Proactive Health PlatformOne Medical
Online database of patient assistance programsGoodRx
PilloPillo Health
PivotCarrot
Remote prenatal monitoring platformBloomLife
Simple HabitSimple Habit
Sip SafeVMLY&R
SoundPrintSoundPrint
St. Jude–World Health Organization collaborationSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
StreetCredStreetCred
Tripp, Tripp
UBQ MaterialUBQ Materials
Viz LVOViz.ai
Wave PlusAirthings
ZingoZingo


SOCIAL JUSTICE

WINNER 
UpsolveUpsolve
An online service 
designed to be “the 
TurboTax for bankruptcy,” giving people who can’t afford 
lawyers access to this important legal tool to deal with debt. Read more…
FINALISTS
The Billion Dollar Fund for WomenThe Billion Dollar Fund for Women
The Center for Open Hiring at GreystonGreyston
Compass InitiativeGilead
Equal Justice Initiative Brand IdentityTurner Duckworth
Global Youth Justice MovementGlobal Youth Justice
Nest Standards Program for Homes and Small WorkshopsNest
RebblRebbl and Not for Sale
Sacred VoteSacred Generations
Transform HollywoodGLAAD and 5050by2020
Unlocked FuturesNew Profit and FreeAmerica
We Have RightsACLU and Brooklyn Defender Services
HONORABLE MENTIONS
Code NextGoogle
Correctional Conservation Collaboration, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, TreeVitalize
Emotional Analytics for Social Enterprises and the Grameen GuruAccenture Labs India
Fable Tech LabsFable Tech Labs
Fair Trade USAFair Trade USA
Help Delhi BreathePurpose
Initiative for Medicines, Access & KnowledgeI-MAK
The Miranda ProjectIIT Institute of Design
Neighborhood Health HubCityblock
Pop Culture CollaborativePop Culture Collaborative
Social FridayBreon
StreetCredStreetCred
Street Team Tool, Streetlives
Transforming a jail into a collegeNew Earth
Urban Wood ProjectRoom & Board


SPACES, PLACES, AND CITIES

WINNER

Ryse Commons, Ryse
A community space 
for youth on probation, connecting them to services to help with rehabilitation. Read more…
FINALISTS
Building BlocksSpace10
Collect & Connect: Resilient South CityHassell
Harvey Data ProjectCivis Analytics, Dewberry, Knudson LP, and Houston
HouseZeroHarvard University
More L.A.Woods Bagot
Northtown affordable housing and public library, Perkins+Will
Re-HabitKTGY Architecture + Planning
Shared Streets, Perkins Eastman
Station SoccerAtlanta United FC and Soccer in the Streets
Upcycle StudiosLendager Group, Arkitektgruppen and NREP
Urban Forestry Call for ActionStefano Boeri Architetti
HONORABLE MENTIONS
AeroBarrierAeroBarrier
Bell WorksSomerset Development
Blue PlanetFoundation for Climate Restoration
Chengdu Panda ReserveSasaki
Christchurch Central LibrarySchmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
EverboardContinuus Material Recovery
Kampung AdmiraltyWoha
Landmark Mall temporary homeless shelter, The Howard Hughes Corporation and Carpenter’s Shelter
Live XYZLive XYZ
L’Oréal Research & Innovation CenterPerkins+Will
Miami WaterwalkRSM Design
Monarch SanctuaryTerreform ONE
Photo.Synth.EticaEcologic Studio
PlasticRoadKWS and Wavin
The Riverbend SchoolKurani and SPI Incubator
The ShedSavannah College of Art and Design
Tel Aviv Urban95Bernard van Leer Foundation
3Space International House3Space
Urban Wood ProjectRoom & Board
A Vision for Staten IslandCetraRuddy Architecture


STUDENTS

WINNER
IncluseMax Julian Fischer, Florian Beck, and Christian Dittrich
A hearing aid designed to look stylish, countering the stigma of conventional solutions to hearing loss. Read more…
FINALISTS
Banzo BitesAyna Arora and Megan Lu
BloomWen Chun, Abhinav Sircar, and Jennifer Wei
BluePhinSimran Chowdhry, Anand E.P., and Irfan Vakkayil
ChippinLaura Colagrande and Haley Russell
LOOP (Lending Our Own Pennies), Alli Sevareid
The Miranda ProjectMoire Corcoran, Ignacio Martinez, Jun Qiu, Tiffini Tobiasson, and Faris Zahrah
National Absentee Ballot DayTej Gokhale
Project Alias, Bjørn Karmann and Tore Knudsen
TwinklesHonghao Deng and Jiabao Li
The Vacant Store InitiativeIrem Yildiz
ViviMarc Saboya Feliu
X-FrameGed Finch
HONORABLE MENTIONS
Augmented Mundanity OSMartina Huynh
Blip, Nipuni Siyambalapitiya
The City of Cockaygne 2040Sabrina Grosskopp
Dementia 2030, Chad Skelton, Hallie Fei Smith, and Jordan Turner
Everyday Essentials: DressMin Choi Design
Hinting Civic FuturesSen Lin
Ideal YouMehek Sharma and Zhi Wang
iHelpHatem El Akad, Paola Delgado, and Donghoon Lee
Lend ItMadison Hurr, McKinley McQuaide, Nico Stainfeld, and Erin Perrine
LNJ2.0, Leo Cheng, 
Hyunho Jang, Jon Laframboise, 
and Jon Owens
OliveAndré Kennedy
Science & Memory Ghana Yen Asaase Food ReincarnatedUniversity of Oregon
UgliMarino Funakoshi, Anja Lukovic, Natalie Schade, Diana Thomson, and Nick Wargo
Vigil, Meeta Gianani and Dalana Woodward


TRANSPORTATION

WINNER

EPIC ChassisMotiv
A chassis that allows existing commercial trucks to be produced as electric vehicles, without major design changes. Read more…
FINALISTS
Charge Ready Transit BusSouthern California Edison
Cruise AVGeneral Motors and Cruise Automation
Minimum Fleet NetworkMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Multimodal, smart mobility fleetLime
PeopleForBikes City RatingsPeople for Bikes
RadBurroRad Power Bikes
Skip ScootersSkip
Volvo 360c Concept CarVolvo
YegoYego Innovision
ZūmZūm
HONORABLE MENTIONS
Atlanta StreetcarSiemens
Blueprint for the SkyAirbus UTM
Electric delivery vehiclesUPS
EVs for SchoolsAustin Energy
May MobilityMay Mobility
“Shifting Gears: 
An Urbanist’s Take on Autonomous Vehicles”Sasaki
SpotHeroSpotHero
TomTom AutoStreamTomTom


WORLD CHANGING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

WINNER
IBM
A range of entries shows that technology can create innovative solutions to global problems–from hunger to disasters to discourse.
FINALISTS
CannonDesign
Dalberg Design
Mastercard
Sasaki
Siemens
Southern California Edison
Sweetgreen
World Food Programme


JUDGES

Dev Aujla: Author, 50 Ways 
to Get a Job: An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms
George Aye: Cofounder and director of innovation, Greater Good Studio
Chrysanthe Broikos: Curator, National Building Museum
Will Byrne: Senior resident, 
Ideo CoLab
Jean Case: Chairman, National Geographic Society; CEO, Case Foundation
Ivan Cash: Principal, Cash Studios
Robin Chase: Executive chair, NUMO
Carol Cone: CEO, Carol Cone on Purpose
John Elkington: Founder and chief pollinator, Volans
Robert Fabricant: Cofounder and partner, Dalberg Design
Phillip Haid: Cofounder and CEO, Public
Jessica Jackley: Cofounder, Kiva
Jonathon Keats: Experimental philosopher, artist, and writer
Cliff Kuang: Author, User Friendly: How the Hidden 
Rules of Design Shape the Way We Live, 
Work & Play
Alnoor Ladha: Executive director, 
The Rules
Brittany Lane: Senior director 
of media, Unreasonable Group
Rachel Lauter: Executive director, Fair Work Center and Working Washington
Jessica L’Esperance: Manager, social good, Facebook
Wilneida Negrón: Technology fellow, Ford Foundation
Danielle Nierenberg: President and cofounder, Food Tank
Emily Pilloton: Founder and executive director, Project H Design and Girls Garage
Navi Radjou: Coauthor, Frugal Innovation
Brooks Rainwater: Senior executive and director, National League of Cities’ Center for City Solutions
DeAndrea Salvador: Founder and CEO, Renewable Energy Transition Initiative
Caroline Samponaro: Head of bike, scooter, and pedestrian 
policy, Lyft
Michael Seo: Managing partner, ReaMedica and ReaMedica Health (Kenya)
Michael Shank: Communications director, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance
Nicola Twilley: Cohost, Gastropod podcast
Jeff Wessler: Founder, Heartbeat Health
Sherrie Westin: President, global impact and philanthropy, Sesame Workshop
Richard Whitt: President, Glia Foundation
(Judges recused themselves from deliberating 
on entries submitted by companies that they work for, fund, or consult.)
This article originally appeared on FastCompany

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