Ceremony Concept

For over 100 years, the Nobel Prize has captured the world's imagination as one of the most recognizable brands in science. The ritual, the lore, and the secrecy of the Swedish Academy of Sciences and their European partners is legendary. But the axis of innovation has shifted across the world. Today, the locus of scientific revelation lives in the pacific! And that is where it must be recognized!

The "reCOGNITION prize" will be held in San Diego, California, a leading innovation capital. The annual ceremony will recognize invaluable contributions to science, technology and culture. Each award will honor two recipients per emerging technology category and will only be awarded to discoveries that have been successfully applied in industry (military application excluded). Nominations and prize winners will be determined through technocratic community vote, a process facilitated by the CO Network and her partners.

We aim to recognize pioneering researchers and the entrepreneurs that successfully bring theory to life.

Prize Categories

Artificial Intelligence

    • Self Learning Algorithms
    • Machine Learning
    • Deep Learning
    • Natural Language Processing

Climate Science

    • Clean Energy Systems
    • Water Desalination
    • Carbon Sequestration
    • Environmental Innovations
    • Agriculture

Computer Science

    • Databases
    • Programming Theory
    • Information Theory
    • Data Structures | Algorithms
    • Software Engineering

Cryptography & Encryption

    • Cybersecurity
    • Blockchain
      • Distributed Ledgers
      • Smart Contracts
      • Decentralized Protocols
      • Cryptocurrency

Energy & Storage

    • Solar Power
    • Nuclear Power
    • Battery Storage
    • Smart Grids
    • Hydrogen fuel cells

Exotic Computing

    • Quantum Computing
    • Neuromorphic Computing
    • Distributed Computing | Parallel Processing
    • Super computing | HPC
    • Microchips | Embedded Systems

Life Sciences

    • Computational Biology
    • Genomics
    • CrispR
    • Stem Cells
    • Longevity

Material Sciences

    • Nanotechnology
    • Optics
    • 3d Printing
    • Chemistry


    • Statistical Analysis
    • Control Theory
    • Signals Processing


    • Consciousness
    • Neurotechnology
    • Brain Computer Interfaces
    • Computational Neuroscience


    • Quantum Mechanics
    • Astronomy
    • Cosmology


    • Autonomous Navigation
    • Computer Vision

Smart Cities

    • Civil Engineering | Infrastructure
    • Re-imagined Transportation
    • Spaceflight
    • Traffic Management

Social Sciences & Behavior

    • Social Network Analysis | Graph Theory
    • Teamwork Psychometrics
    • Game Theory | Cooperation Theory
    • Organizational Leadership
    • Evolutionary Psychology
    • Social Intelligence
    • Communications Innovations
    • Prediction Markets
    • Universal Basic Lifestyle
    • Culture Engineering
    • Social Entrepreneurship

Synthetic Reality

    • Virtual Reality
    • Augmented Reality

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Winner Selection and Prizes

Section Under Construction