27 October 2005
27 October 2005
The World Technology Network (WTN) has nominated Fiberforge as one of the most innovative companies in the category of Environment.
The list of nominated organizations is compiled every year by WTN members who vote on companies who are doing the most innovative work in their field. The WTN is a global meeting ground, a virtual think tank and an elite club whose members are all focused on the business and science of bringing important emerging technologies of all types (from biotechnology to new materials, from IT to new energy sources) into reality.
As one of the 2005 WTN nominees, Fiberforge is eligible to be selected as the winner of the 2005 World Technology Award for Environment. The World Technology Awards honors individuals and corporations from 20 technology-related sectors viewed by their peers as being the most innovative and whose work has the greatest likelihood of long-term significance. Award categories include biotechnology, communications technology, energy, environment, finance, health and medicine, IT hardware, IT software, materials/nanotechnology and space.
The World Technology Awards, held in association with TIME magazine, CNN and Science magazine among others, will take place on November 15th, 2005, in San Francisco, at the World Technology Awards Gala ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. The Gala will conclude the twoday World Technology Summit.
Fiberforge is an advanced technology company with expertise in the design and manufacture of thermoplastic advanced composites. The Company has patented its automated processes for fabricating continuous-fiber reinforced thermoplastics. The Company offers several products and services, including custom or standard “tailored blanks” made from a range of materials, advanced composite sheet thermoforming, design and process development, and technology transfer and licensing.
""It is a great honor to have been nominated for the 2005 World Technology Awards,” said Fiberforge CEO, Jon Fox-Rubin, “Fiberforge is pleased to be recognized as a leader in the environment with our commitment to thermoplastic advanced composites that increase performance and recycle readily, all while lowering weight, emissions and energy use.”
Nominees for the 2005 World Technology Awards are identified based on an intensive, global process over a period of many months. Nominating members are primarily elected WTN Fellows from previous awards cycles, number more than 800, and are spread out over 60 countries.
The World Technology Network is a New York-headquartered organization that was created to “encourage serendipity"" - happy accidents - amongst those individuals and companies deemed by their peers to be the most innovative in the science and technology world.
James P. Clark, founder and chairman of the World Technology Network, added, “The World Technology Awards program is not only a very inspiring way to identify and honor the most innovative people and organizations in the technology world, but it also is a truly disciplined way for the WTN membership to identify those who will formally join them, as WTN Fellows, as part of our global community. By working to make useful connections among our members, we look forward to assisting Fiberforge in continuing to help create our collective future and change our world.""
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