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15 Leading Innovators For the Next Decade

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Innovators of the Future

Innovation is occurring at a rapid pace around the globe, pushing the world economy forward while working hand-in-hand with technology.

During the annual Techonomy conference from August 4-6in Lake Tahoe, leading minds come together, focusing their energies on the problems in today’s world and how they can be solved through innovation. The conference’s organizers have highlighted 15 individuals who will carry the torch of innovation into the next decade, highlighting high-growth sectors with the potential to raise the global standard of living and use ‘creative capitalism’ to achieve these goals.

Some names are more familiar than others, but they all share a common characteristic: they are pushing the envelope. So, who are the 15 leading innovators for the next decade? Click ahead to find out!

By Paul ToscanoPosted 4 Aug 2010

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