Here are 21-25 of MIT’s Technology Review’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2011. We’re posting in increments of five every few days as not to overwhelm you with info and required reading.
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Technology Review uses the following criteria to choose the most innovative companies,
What is a TR50 company? It is a business whose innovations force other businesses to alter their strategic course. TR50 members are nominated by Technology Review’s editors, who look for companies that over the last year have demonstrated original and valuable technology, are bringing that technology to market at a significant scale, and are clearly influencing their competitors.
21) Healthpoint Services
Why: It is using telemedicine techniques to deliver health care to rural India.
Key innovation: Its network of eight centers brings advanced telemedicine systems to patients.
Why: Its flexible artificial-intelligence systems have the potential to assist people in many areas, such as health care.
Key innovation: Watson, which demonstrated its capability by beating skilled human quiz-show players, learned by automatically digesting text from books and websites, an ability that could be adapted to any area of knowledge.
23) Integrated Diagnostics
Why: By reducing the cost of diagnostic tests, it has allowed the monitoring of more disease markers.
Key innovation: Its synthetic antibodies replace more expensive antibodies widely used in diagnostics.
Why: Has reinvented transistor architecture as it continues to shrink the size of devices on a chip.
Key innovation: Its 3-D transistors will be used in a new generation of 22-nanometer chips.
Why: Makes fuel and chemicals from the carbon monoxide produced by processes such as steelmaking.
Key innovation: Genetically engineered organisms turn the gas into ethanol and other useful chemicals.