35 Innovators Under 35 2016

T he people in our 16th annual celebration of young innovators are disrupters and dreamers. They’re inquisitive and persistent, inspired and inspiring. No matter whether they’re pursuing medical breakthroughs, refashioning energy technologies, making computers more useful, or engineering cooler electronic devices—and regardless of whether they are heading startups, working in big companies, or doing research in academic labs—they all are poised to be leaders in their fields.

Inventors

These innovators are building the stuff of the future, from a smart sweatband to tomorrow’s memory technology.

Entrepreneurs

Meet seven people who hope to turn innovations into ­disruptive businesses.

Visionaries

By looking at things a bit differently from everyone else, they find powerful new uses of technology.

Humanitarians

They are taking unconventional routes to bring about a healthier, cleaner, and more adaptable world.

Pioneers

Pushing the edge of science, these innovators are creating new approaches to tackling technology challenges.