The Economist Celebrates New Routes to Innovation at the 3rd Annual Innovation Awards and Summit in

Wi-Fi and wireless LAN standardisation, the Prius hybrid automobile, Linux, microcredit for the poor, the first products resulting from gene cloning, and scanning tunnelling microscopy — these are among the achievements that will be recognized today as The Economist hosts an event in San Francisco honouring the individuals and best practices that drive successful innovations that transform our global economy. The Economist’s Third Annual Innovation Awards and Summit provides a rare opportunity to hear how the world’s most inventive people are transforming our world and the way we create and turn revolutionary ideas into financially successful products and practices.