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ICON Team 2021-03-09

ICON Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021

For the third year in a row, ICON has been identified as one of the most innovative tech companies changing the urban planning and real estate market.

ICON has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021. The list honors the businesses that have not only found a way to be resilient in the past year, but also turned those challenges into impact-making processes. These companies did more than survive, they thrived—making an impact on their industries and culture as a whole. This year’s Most Innovative Companies list features 463 businesses from 29 countries. For the third year in a row, ICON has been identified as one of the most innovative tech companies changing the urban planning and real estate market. Read the full article.

“In a year of unprecedented challenges, the companies on this list exhibit fearlessness, ingenuity, and creativity in the face of crisis,” said Fast Company Deputy Editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with Senior Editor Amy Farley.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021. It our mission to drive towards a better future and building diversity of experience, education, and thought into the fabric of everything we do that allows us to be thought leaders in this space,” said Dmitri Julius, Chief People Officer at ICON, “There is no limit to our ability to imagine where we take ICON into the future. We will not rest on our laurels, knowing there is more we haven't explored than we have mastered. That is what drives us and keeps us hungry.”

Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the most groundbreaking businesses across the globe and industries. The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy. 

ICON is no stranger to innovation and adaptation in what has been a truly unprecedented year. To date, ICON has delivered two dozen 3D-printed homes/structures in the U.S. and Mexico.

Sustainability, resiliency and affordability of the homes ICON builds continue to be the heart and soul of the mission to provide shelter for all humans. This past year, the company delivered the world's first community of 3D printed homes in Mexico for families living on $3 per day, completed a series of 3D-printed homes for the homeless in Austin, TX, launched “Project Olympus” with NASA to develop a space-based construction system for future exploration of the Moon, delivered America’s first mainstream housing development of 3D-printed homes for sale in Austin, TX, closed a series A financing round and grew the team size by 50%.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2021) is now available online here, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning March 16, 2021.