World Changing Ideas 2019: 17 winning solutions that could save the planet
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
By Morgan Clendaniel
We’re excited to announce the winners of the 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards. World Changing Ideas, now in its third year, celebrates businesses, policies, and nonprofits that are poised help shift society to a more sustainable and equitable future.
Below, you can read about the winners in 17 different categories, from a tool that brings remote assistance to people who are blind to a giant tower that stores energy using cranes and 35-ton bricks. There’s a promising technology to turn wood into fabric and a simple way to convert gasoline-powered trucks to run on electricity. And much more.
The winners were picked from a list of hundreds of finalists, which were chosen from a pool of nearly 2,000 total entries. Each category was judged by a jury of prominent social entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, thinkers, and designers, plus a Fast Company editor. You can see the full list of finalists, honorable mentions, and judges here.
The breadth of the creative problem-solving and inspiring solutions from all the entries were inspiring, a true grab bag of innovations that could help transform the world. We can’t wait to see what they do next.
Photo courtesy of Chris Potter.