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The 2001 World Technology Summit & Awards

The World Technology Summit was a unique two-day gathering (July 1 & 2, 2001) of over 200 of the world's key technology players - scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs, industrialists, financiers, journalists, and policy-makers. Delegates to the Summit explored the emerging technologies that will have the greatest impact upon industry and society in the first years of the 21st Century and created the relationships which will help those technologies happen sooner and better than they would otherwise. The World Technology Summit was the World Technology Network in action.

Hosted at one of the most prestigious scientific institutions in the world -- Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine in London -- the Summit brought together Network Members and other specially invited guests to think deeply about emerging technologies - how they will likely impact tomorrow on today's industries and those industries yet to be born. The Summit covered six key technologies - information, communications, materials, energy, biotechology/medicine, and space - as well as developments in the other related areas - of finance, marketing, policy, etc. - which determine whether a good idea ever becomes more than an idea.

The last evening of the Summit was capped by a gala ceremony during which we presented the 2001 World Technology Awards, recognising those involved in technology who are taking the actions and making the decisions with the greatest likely long-term impact on business and society.