Ecovative Named Contender for 2012 World Technology Award

The World Technology Network (WTN – announced that Ecovative has been named a finalist for a prestigious World Technology Award in the materials category. Ecovative joins a roster of approximately 50 organizations and 100 individuals in this annual competition deemed by the members of the World Technology Network (“The WTN”) to be doing the “most innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance.”The World Technology Awards have been presented by the WTN since 2000, as a way to honor those innovators who are the most innovative in science and technology in 20 different categories. Nominees for the2012 World Technology Awards were selected by the WTN membership(spread out over 40 countries) through an intensive, global process over a period of many months. The WTN ( 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 –those creating the 21st century -- are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies. The winners of the World Technology Awards will be announced during a ceremony at the TIME & Life Building on the evening of October 23rd at the close of the World Technology Summit, a two-day “thought leadership” conference (Oct. 22/23) held at the TIME Conference Center in the TIME & LIFE Building and presented by the WTN in association with TIME magazine, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, Technology Review, and others. "This year we are more eager than ever to pay tribute to the talent and innovation of our individual and corporate honorees." says James Clark, Founder and Chairman of the World Technology Network. "Each year, this event gains momentum and prestige making it the ultimate global platform to honor visionary contributions in the science and technology arenas.” Clark adds “The World Technology Awards program is not only a very inspiring way to identify and honor the most innovative people and organizations in the technology world, but it also is a truly disciplined way for the WTN membership to identify those who will formally join them, as WTN Fellows, as part of our global community. By working to make useful connections among our members, we look forward to assisting Ecovative in continuing to help create our collective future and change our world.” About the World Technology Network The WTN exists to "encourage serendipity" -- the happy accidents of colliding ideas and new relationships that cause the biggest breakthroughs for individuals and institutions. The WTN works to accomplish its mission through global and regional events for its members and extended audience, to help make connections among them, and to examine the likely implications and possible applications of emerging technologies. For more information about the World Technology Network, or to attend the WTN Summit and Awards, please contact: Beth-Ellen Keyes Director of Events and Operations The World Technology Network Awards2012@wtn.net1.646.246.1081