The year’s emerging trends to watch and high-momentum startups with world-changing potential.

Marc Andreessen articulated the difficulty of recognizing game changing innovation when he said: “Most of the big breakthrough technologies seem crazy at first… It has to be a radical product. It has to be something where, when people look at it, at first they say, I don’t get it, I don’t understand it…”

We set out to uncover and define the most bleeding-edge technology trends with the potential to transform society and economies for the better.

Using the CB Insights tech market intelligence platform, we identified high-momentum companies pioneering technology that could solve the world’s biggest problems.

We’ll dive into 10 sectors and 30 companies that could change the world, ranging from engineering organs and creating lab-grown animal products to developing processing units for AI applications and automating construction.