On Friday, November 20, 2015, Rick Tumlinson was awarded the World Technology Award by the World Technology Network (“The WTN”) – a global community comprised of the most innovative people and organizations at the forefront of science and technology and related fields. Mr. Tumlinson was awarded this prestigious honor for his work at Deep Space Industries in the development of an industrial economy in space.
Mr. Tumlinson received his award at this years’ World Technology Summit & Awards, a global gathering that brings together many of the world’s leading technologists, scientists, futurists, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and forward-thinkers for two days of talks, panel discussions and demonstrations that explore what’s groundbreaking, imminent, possible, and society-changing in emerging technologies. This year’s theme was “The Future: Who and What You Need to Know.”
Each year, the WTN recognizes the best and brightest in their fields and the organizations on the cutting edge of technological innovation. Recipients are voted on by their peers – the WTN Fellows, the winners and finalists from previous annual awards cycles – based on their outstanding contributions to technology, science and other related disciplines and the potential impact and long-term significance of their work. Thirty awards across all industries – from art and design to health and medicine to space – were presented during a special black-tie awards gala on the closing night of the summit.
This years’ other individual winners include Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentie, Founders of CRISPR, and John Perry Barlow, Co-Founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as well as many others. Organizations that received awards include the J Craig Venter Institute, Seed Invest and the European Space Agency for the recent Rosetta Mission. You can read about all the winners on the WTN website.