World Changing Ideas 2019: All the winners, finalists, and honorable mentions

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. 



Cellulose-Based Textile FiberSpinnova


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


AlterEgoMIT Media Lab
AttentivUMIT Media Lab
Building BlocksSpace10
ByFusion GlobalByFusion Global
Career Impact BondsSocial Finance
CircleForsman & Bodenfors New York
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
Park-Walk PDXLineSync Architecture
Personal Carbon EconomyGray Area Art and Technology
Posthuman Habitats, Foreground Design Agency
Project DebaterIBM
Sacred VoteSacred Generations
S.E.E. InitiativeNational Geographic
Voyc, North Highland

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