The Technology Pioneer Companies for 2013 are (alphabetical order): AlienVault, Anhui LIGOO New Energy Technology, Azuri Technologies, Coulomb Technologies, Enphase Energy, Ingenuity Systems, LanzaTech, Liquid Robotics, Lookout Mobile Security, mc10, Mind Candy, PassivSystems, Practice Fusion, PrimeSense, Promethean Power Systems, RightScale, shopkick, SoundCloud, Tobii Technology, Transphorm, va-Q-tec, Vidyo and Voltea
The World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneers programme recognizes companies, normally in a start-up phase, from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies, and hold promise of significantly impacting the way business and society operate.
Technology Pioneers must demonstrate visionary leadership and show signs of being long-standing market leaders – their technology must be proven. Each year, hundreds of innovative companies from around the world are reviewed, with approximately 30 selected as Technology Pioneers in the following three categories:
- Information Technologies and New Media
- Energy and Environment
- Life Sciences and Health
Technology Pioneers are selected on a yearly basis through a rigorous process. A selection committee - composed of technology experts from leading academic institutions, venture capital firms and technology incubators, as well as entrepreneurs and Forum Members and Partners - evaluate candidates against the programme’s criteria.
Since 2000, more than 400 innovative companies from five continents have been selected as Technology Pioneers. Among them, the large majority are still thriving independently while others have been acquired by industry leaders.
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Find out about the 2013 Technology Pioneers including their profiles and how they are using cutting edge technology to improve the state of the world. Here are the Technology Pioneers from 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007.