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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 is composed of 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 have a significant impact on business and society.
The Forum recognizes a limited number of companies each year as Technology Pioneers and incorporates them into its initiatives, activities and events, where they bring cutting-edge insights and novel perspectives to world-critical discussions. Companies selected in the past include: Airbnb, bluebird bio, Bloom Energy, Cyberdyne, Editas Medicine, Foundation Medicine, Google, Kaggle, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Proteus Digital Health, Scribd, Spotify, Twitter and Wikimedia.
Amid major global disruptions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a critical moment for innovative companies to bring forward new ideas and innovations to help protect the lives and livelihoods of communities and industries around the world.
As the Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, the World Economic Forum provides the Technology Pioneers Community with a platform to engage with the public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.
Technology Pioneers will engage with one or more of the Forum’s Platforms, as relevant, to help define the global agenda on key issues.
The Applications portal for the Technology Pioneers Community for the cohort of 2022 is open. The application deadline is 31 January 2022. Please note that the evaluations will be done on a rolling basis until the deadline. Awardees will be informed in the spring of 2022.
If you have any questions, please refer to Technology Pioneers Community FAQ.
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