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Most Influential Projects: 2021 Edition

This year’s edition of Most Influential Projects comes at a time of unprecedented change—as the world comes together to build a new future. From lifesaving vaccines to bold new energy infrastructure, these projects demonstrate many pivots born of the global pandemic, but also showcase the drive to explore and conquer new dimensions. You’ll find our global list of 50 Most Influential Projects, as well as 30 Top 10 lists that highlight the best of the best in sectors and geographic regions. The result? A collection of nearly 250 projects that together create an emerging playbook for companies looking to make a difference in their own businesses—and the world at large.

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Top 10 Most Influential Projects by Industry

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Top 10 Most Influential Projects by Region

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Most Influential Projects: Unprecedented Times Meet Unprecedented Innovation

PMI Names Most Influential Projects 2021 | #MIP2021

From the COVID-19 vaccines to a super-luxe space hotel, see which projects made our MIP Top 50. And check out our Top 10 lists spanning 30 sectors and regions, from technology to space, Latin America to Asia Pacific.


To identify the Most Influential Projects of 2021, PMI gathered input and recommendations from experts, members and stakeholders across the globe. Finalists were then individually researched, with each project required to achieve a significant milestone over the past 18 months. The ultimate selections were chosen to represent the broad portfolio of activities, regions and industries fueling The Project Economy. For more information or to nominate a project for 2022 Most Influential Projects, please email your submission to [email protected].

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