World Economic Forum Announces 100 New Technology Pioneers In 2020 Cohort
The World Economic Forum announced its 2020 Technology Pioneers, future headline-makers addressing global issues with cutting-edge technology. From artificial intelligence (AI) to carbon capture, this year’s cohort is using innovations to protect the climate, improve healthcare and much more, helping us to reset society and build towards a better future. Of the 100 firms selected, over one-quarter are female-led, more than double the industry average.
“This year’s class of Technology Pioneers are improving society and advancing their industries around the world,” said Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “These are the companies that think differently and stand out as potential game-changers. We’re looking forward to the role they’ll play in shaping the future of their industries.”
Each Tech Pioneer is impacting their country and their community in different ways and they are all at the cutting-edge of a wide range of industries that span smart cities, healthcare cleantech, finance, logistics and more.
Many Technology Pioneers are focusing their innovations on combating climate change and some are also using their tech to support COVID-19 responses around the world.
The World Economic Forum believes that innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community comprises early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to make a significant impact on business and society.