Established in 1899, the oldest technology magazine in the world is Technology Review, a publication owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The “TR50” is Technology Review’s annual list of the 50 most innovative companies internationally. With editions in China, Italy, and Germany, Technology Review reaches millions of industry and R&D leaders around the world through its print magazine, website, newsletters, and live events.
Each year, the editors of Technology Review look for the companies that have the most promising technologies, whether they are giant corporations or fledgling startups with initial venture-capital investments. They narrow down the list by examining the firms’ business models, their strategies for deploying and scaling up their technologies, and the likelihood that they will succeed. The result is the annual TR50 list, which includes 25 public companies and 25 private companies across multiple sectors, such as biomedicine, computing, energy, materials, and the web.
The TR50 list will be featured at a special meeting of the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York held at the New York Academy of Sciences in Manhattan on March 15th 2011. Concurrently, Technology Review magazine will release the TR50 in the March/April issue. The Editor in Chief and Publisher of Technology Review will kick off the event with an overview of the 2011 TR50 annual selection. He will moderate an expert panel with a select group of leaders from TR50 companies, where they will discuss secrets to inventing promising new technology, best practices for deploying and scaling in today’s market, and strategies for funding, as well as business models from early stage start-up through public company. Says Yiannis Kourakis, the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York’s Operations Committee Chair, “There are at least three good reasons to attend the event. First, this is a unique opportunity to learn the secrets of success directly from the world’s business leaders. Second, there will be significant networking opportunities with Venture Capitalists and Investors. Third, the event will take place at the New York Academy of Sciences, which is located at the new Tower 7 of the World Trade Center – a venue with breathtaking views.”
The MIT Enterprise Forum of New York’s live meetings and Technology Review’s published insights into innovation assist a range of technology and business leaders – C-level executives, entrepreneurs, researchers, venture capitalists, and financiers – as they drive the global economy.