35 Innovators Under 35 2014

A ll 35 of these people are doing exciting work that could shape their fields for decades. But they’re solving problems in remarkably different ways. We consider some of them to be primarily Inventors; they’re immersed in building new technologies. Others we call Visionaries, because they’re showing how technologies could be put to new or better uses. Humanitarians are using technology to expand opportunities or inform public policy. Pioneers are doing fundamental work that will spawn future innovations; such ­breakthroughs will be taken up by tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs, ­people who are building new tech businesses.

Inventors

These people are inventing the devices and technologies that will redefine how we live and work.

Entrepreneurs

These innovators are creating businesses that will upend markets or create new ones.

Visionaries

People who are reimagining how technology might solve perennial human problems.

Humanitarians

By applying technology in novel ways, they are improving lives and expanding opportunities.

Pioneers

The frontiers of science provide ample space to explore innovation. Meet nine of the pioneers.