May 27, 2022
For more than a decade, Fast Company has been recognizing outstanding achievement with three different awards programs. Most Innovative Companies (March/April issue) celebrates organizations that are transforming industries and shaping society through paradigm-shifting products, insights, or services. Innovation by Design (October issue) focuses on individuals and firms that are addressing some of the world’s most intractable challenges through design solutions. And World Changing Ideas (Summer issue) highlights initiatives (products, concepts, policies, designs, and services) that aim to enhance life on the planet. Brands That Matter (November issue) will showcase brands that are more than the products they sell or the services they provide, that have achieved relevance through cultural impact and social engagement, and whose branding authentically communicates their missions and ideals. The common theme among all existing programs is innovation, a core Fast Company.
Next Big Things in Tech will highlight new technology breakthroughs that promise to help define the future of the industries they serve. We’re looking for products, services, features, research, and other technological efforts that are on their way to having a positive impact for consumers, businesses, or society at large in the next five years.
Every submission for the 2022 Next Big Things in Tech Award will be individually evaluated by a team of Fast Company editors and reporters.