General Excellence

Vulcan II

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A giant 3D printer that can extrude the walls of a house in just 24 hours

Company of the Year

Devices and projects to improve global health

Abbott

From a new implant to keep babies’ hearts healthy, to fighting malaria, to advancing the careers of underrepresented people in STEM

Advertising

Planned Parenthood: Roo High School

R/GA

An advertising campaign to boost the use of Planned Parenthood’s sex education chatbot for teens

AI and Data

Clues

Carbon Lighthouse

A software platform that maximizes energy-efficiency savings in buildings

Apps

Food Rescue Hero

412 Food Rescue

An app that connects volunteers to drive extra food from restaurants to hunger-fighting organizations—and will now offer rides to people in need as well

Art and Design

Aguahoja

Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter Group, MIT Media Lab

An installation project utilizing printed “biopolymers,” materials from the natural world that could replace plastic

Consumer Products

Evrythng

Evrythng

A digital ecosystem that lets consumers scan a package and get visibility into their purchase’s entire supply chain

Corporate Social Responsibility

$70,000 Minimum Wage

Gravity Payments

A company policy to pay every worker at least $70,000, regardless of position or location

Creativity

#GIVEASHIT for Science

Seed

A campaign to help health AI diagnose digestive disease by crowdsourcing a library of bowel-movement photos

Developing-World Technology

Clear Vision for All

Global Vision 2020

A system to let health workers quickly give people needed prescription glasses

Education

Guild Education

Guild Education

A program to offer workers debt-free higher education as an employee benefit

Energy

Heliogen

Heliogen

A new system that uses solar energy to power heavy industrial processes that require furnaces hotter than 1,000 degrees Celsius

Experimental

Rastrum 3D Bioprinter

Inventia

A device designed to help medical research by printing 3D cancer cells that can be used for testing new drugs

Food

Full Harvest

Full Harvest

An online marketplace that connects food companies with farms to buy ugly and surplus produce to fight waste

Health and Wellness

Scanwell UTI test kit

Scanwell Health

An at-home test to diagnose UTIs and access a prescription without a trip to the doctor

Impact Investing

Invest Your Values

As You Sow

A suite of online tools to help average investors find mutual funds that invest in companies they believe in

Media and Entertainment

Roma Social Impact Campaign

Participant

A campaign to raise awareness about the lack of benefits for domestic workers

Politics and Policy

Free the Vote: Florida Voting Rights

Free America, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

A campaign to help ex-felon Florida voters pay the fines and complete the paperwork to be allowed to vote again

Social Justice

SoCCs app

Asia Initiatives

A community currency that rewards good acts such as mentoring or tree planting with free education or low-interest loans

Spaces, Places, and Cities

Common Roosevelt

Common

A shared-housing development designed to expand urban housing through buildings with shared kitchens and common spaces

Students

RN Advocate

Antya Waegemann

A proposal for a redesigned rape kit to make the experience of the rape kit exam more humane for victims, doctors, and nurses

Transportation

Convoy

Convoy

A program to decrease the emissions of trucking fleets by loading them more efficiently

Asia-Pacific

OACIS

Phononic

A system to keep spaces cool without the energy use of traditional air conditioning

Europe, Middle East, Africa

Youmma Solar Fridge

Youmma, Nidec Global Appliance

A refrigerator designed to run on solar power to make it easier for developing-world households to keep perishable goods

North America

Carbon-offset shipping

Etsy

An initiative to offset all of the carbon costs of shipping, creating a new model for e-commerce sustainability

Latin America

FAZENDA FUTURO

FAZENDA FUTURO

A plant-based meat to target the Brazilian market

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