Happy new year! The end of 2014 saw the inevitable flurry of ‘best of’ lists - and this is our pick of the best of the 2014 innovation best of’s…

Time’s '25 Best Inventions of 2014’

The Washington Post’s 'Best Innovations of 2014’

Springwise's 'Top 10 business ideas & opportunities for 2015’

Wired’s '27 Most Inspiring Designs from 2014’ - one of which is pictured above - the Durr watch, a disc that buzzes in five minute intervals rather than measuring time the conventional way.