World Changing Ideas Awards 2020: Experimental Finalists and Honorable Mentions

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World Changing Ideas Awards 2020: Experimental Finalists and Honorable Mentions

Concepts, prototypes, and just-launched ideas that may not have clear impact but have the potential to change how we think about an issue. Read about the winner: a 3D printer that produces living cancer cells so scientists can test drugs on the real thing.



Alternative Business Structures Initiative, RSF Social Finance and Purpose Foundation
Argus, Parsons School of Design
Breathe London Wearables, Dyson
Dragonfly, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Drone Spray Fast Architecture, MuDD Architects
Freeform reversible embedding of suspended hydrogels, FluidForm
Futurecraft.Loop, Adidas
HomeCycle, HomeCycle Technologies
Mycocycle, Mycocycle
Readability Matters, Readability Matters
Teachable Machine, Google Creative Lab

Honorable Mentions

Activated Silk, Evolved By Nature
Ada, Jenny Sabin and Microsoft Research
Aicatcher, Deepak Mallya, Royal College of Art
Air Co. Vodka, Air Company
Cahoot, Cahoot,
Cas14, Mammoth Biosciences
Enervee Choice Engines, Enervee
Freitag S.W.A.P., Freitag Lab
Groopit, Groopit
Hooha, Huge
Lumi IDLumi
Meet Sweden, PwC Experience Center Stockholm, Swedish Industrial Design Foundation
M-Hair, Augmented Human Lab, University of Auckland
Mobile Skimmer and Harbor Skimmer, 4ocean
The Onyx Digital Genome Engineering Platform, Inscripta
Optical computing, Nonlinear Materials Corporation
Solarville, Space10
Synthesis 3D—Modern Ornamental, EDG NYC
Ultra-long-acting pill, Lyndra Therapeutics
Xpring, Ripple


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Morgan is a senior editor at Fast Company. He edits the Impact section, formerly Have an idea for a story? You can reach him at mclendaniel [at]