Here are 36-40 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.
36) Samsung (A005930:KSC)
Why: Samsung is an increasingly major player in consumer electronics, from iPhone components to new phones, tablets, and OLED TVs; it was the world’s top seller of smart phones in 2011.
Key innovation: Tightly integrated design and manufacturing processes result in clever, efficiently produced designs.
38) Siemens (SIEX.N:Ger)
Why: Its cheaper turbines and installation techniques will make offshore wind plants more affordable.
Key innovation: Gearless turbines and streamlined manufacturing lower capital costs and improve reliability.
39) Siluria (private)
Why: Its catalytic process is able to convert cheap and abundant natural gas into ethylene, a commodity chemical used to make plastic.
Key innovation: Developed a family of catalysts that selectively cause methane to react to form ethylene.
40) Skybox Imaging (private)
Why: Managing natural resources, planning humanitarian missions, and assessing construction projects could all become easier thanks to Skybox’s satellites, which will take more frequent images at lower cost.
Key innovation: Its small satellites cost less to build and launch than traditional ones, and its automated analytic software makes it easier for customers to extract useful information.