Edward D. Harwood is Recognized for Visionary Contribution to Science and Technology
NEW YORK, NY – September 17, 2011 – The World Technology Network (“The WTN,” www.wtn.net) announced today that Edward Harwood has been named a finalist for a prestigious World Technology Award for the Environment, presented by the WTN in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, and Technology Review. Ed joins a roster of organizations and individuals from over 60 countries around the world deemed to be doing the most innovative and impactful work.
The World Technology Awards have been presented by the WTN since 2000, as a way to honor those in 20 different categories of science and technology and related fields doing “the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance.” Nominees for the 2011 World Technology Awards were selected through an intense process by the WTN Fellows (winners and finalists from previous annual Award cycles in the individual Award categories) through an intensive, global process lasting many months. Winners will be selected from among the finalists with the input of a select group of prominent Advisors and will be announced in a ceremony at the United Nations.
The Advisors for 2011 are:
- Ray Kurzweil, inventor/futurist/author
- Albert Teich, Director, Science and Policy Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science/AAAS (retired, 2011)
- Jason Pontin, Editor/Publisher, Technology Review
- Lev Grossman, Senior Writer and book critic, TIME; co-author TIME.com blog “Techland”
- Oliver Morton (pending), Energy & Environment Editor, The Economist; former Chief News and Features Editor, Nature; Former editor, WIRED (UK edition).
” I am delighted to have been nominated in the Environment category of the 2011 World Technology Awards. It is wonderful to be recognized by such an esteemed group of one’s peers.”
The WTN (www.wtn.net) is a curated membership community comprised of the world’s most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members – those creating the 21st century — are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies.
The winners of the World Technology Awards will be announced during a ceremony at the United Nations on the evening of October 26th at the close of the World Technology Summit, a two-day “thought leadership” conference (Oct. 25/26) held at the TIME & LIFE Building and presented by the World Technology Network in association with TIME magazine, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, Technology Review, and others.
”This year we are more eager than ever to pay tribute to the talent and innovation of our individual and corporate honorees.” says James P. Clark, Founder and Chairman of the World Technology Network. “Through the peer-nomination and peer-review process, we uncover the best of the best of the best in science and technology. We discover whose work is going to have the greatest likely impact over time. The World Technology Awards give a snapshot of the amazing science and technology revolutions in process.” Clark adds, “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 individual WTN Fellows or Corporate Members, as part of our global community. By working to make useful connections among our members, we look forward to assisting (Nominee’s name) in continuing to help create our collective future and change our world.”
About Edward D. Harwood
Ed Harwood is the Founder and CEO of Aero Farm Systems, LLC based in Ithaca, NY. He has been designing and improving a patent pending aeroponic system for growing leafy greens since 2003. With assistance from 21Ventures and the Quercus Trust, AFS entered the urban farming movement in 2010. Ed is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in agriculture and food systems. Ed has twenty years experience in the dairy equipment industry including member of a team that produced the first on farm computer, solid state detacher, estrus detection, and automatic cow ID, and CEO of a North American distributor. He was general manager of a company that shifted television weather graphics from a minicomputer to microcomputer platform. He was Associate Director of agriculture for Cornell Cooperative Extension. He has a B.S. in microbiology and a B.S. and M.S. in animal science from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. in dairy science from UW-Madison.
About the World Technology Network (www.wtn.net)
The WTN exists to “encourage serendipity” — the happy accidents of colliding ideas and new relationships that cause the biggest breakthroughs for individuals and institutions. The WTN works to accomplish its mission through global and regional events for its members and extended audience, to help make connections among them, and to examine the likely implications and possible applications of emerging technologies. The WTN is a curated membership community comprised of the world’s most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields – those creating the 21st Century.
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