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MIT Technology Review Reveals Annual 50 Disruptive Companies List


CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 20 – Today, MIT Technology Review releases its 2013 list of 50 Disruptive Companies (formerly the TR50). Over the last 12 months, in their multiple tech fields, the honorees have taken risks to unsettle an existing marketplace or create a new market entirely.

Jason Pontin , publisher and editor in chief, states, "The pace at which technology changes is astounding. This issue celebrates organizations at the forefront of radical change, displaying 'disruptive innovation' that will prove to surpass the competition, transform an industry, and change our lives."

The list is not a ranking based on market performance; rather, it identifies companies of all sizes, around the world, that are pushing the envelope of current business models to drive innovation and create significant impact in the marketplace. Only 14 of the 50 companies make a return from the 2012 list, demonstrating the rapid pace of change and proving that a spot on the 50 Disruptive Companies list is less secure and more valuable than membership in other industry lists.

The March/April issue of MIT Technology Review will be available on newsstands worldwide March 5 and online at technologyreview.com on February 20.

2013 50 Disruptive Companies Honorees:
Biomedicine

  • BGI
  • Diagnostics For All
  • Foundation Medicine
  • Illumina
  • Novartis
  • uniQure

Computing & Communications

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • ARM Holdings
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Kymeta
  • Leap Motion
  • MC10
  • Microsoft
  • Mozilla
  • Nicira/VMware
  • Nuance Communications
  • Rethink Robotics
  • Samsung
  • Square
  • Vidyo
  • Xerox

Energy & Materials

  • ABB
  • Alta Devices
  • Ambri
  • Aquion Energy
  • BrightSource Energy
  • Corning
  • Dow Chemical
  • General Electric
  • Nest
  • Philips
  • Semprius
  • Siemens

Internet & Digital Media

  • Aereo
  • Coursera
  • CrowdStrike
  • Facebook
  • Factual
  • InMobi
  • MLB Advanced Media
  • Path
  • Pinterest
  • Safaricom
  • Tencent

Transportation

  • Audi
  • SpaceX
  • Toyota

About MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review leads the global conversation about technologies that matter. The independent media company owned by MIT produces publications read by millions of business leaders, innovators, and thought leaders around the globe, in six languages and on a variety of platforms. The company publishes MIT Technology Review magazine, the most respected technology magazine; daily news features, analysis, and opinion; and Business Reports, which explain how technologies are transforming industries. It produces live events such as the annual EmTech MIT, international EmTech conferences, Summits, and Salons. The company's entrepreneurial community organization, MIT Enterprise Forum, hosts 400+ events a year globally.

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