Bioglow Develops Glow-in-the-Dark Plants as Lights

Forget streetlamps. Bioglow wants to make plants bright enough to light your way

Innovator: Alex Krichevsky  
Age: 38  
Title: Molecular biologist and founder and research director of plant developer Bioglow in St. Louis

Form and function: Plants are genetically modified with DNA from naturally glowing marine bacteria so they, too, emit a visible yellow-green glow. The plants could someday provide renewable lighting for driveways and other paths.