Companies Selected as “Technology Pioneers 2011” in Energy and Environment by World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers On September 1st, the World Economic Forum (WEF) announced the 31 companies selected as Technology Pioneers 2011.  These companies were selected as the most innovative start-ups from around the world that will have a critical impact on the future of business and society.  Previous winners include Google (2001), Gridpoint (2008), Nanosolar (2007), Recyclebank (2009), and Silver Spring Networks (2008).

"The World Economic Forum is proud to recognize an outstanding group of innovative companies as Technology Pioneers for 2011,” said André Schneider, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the World Economic Forum. “Their technologies and business models will have a durable and valuable effect in several industries and society as a whole. We look forward to their unique contributions to the mission of the Forum: improving the state of the world.”

The companies selected as Technology Pioneers 2011 are in the areas of Energy and Environment are:

  • Digital Lumens (USA)
  • Ecovative Design (USA)
  • Ferrate Treatment Technologies (USA)
  • Flexoresearch Group (Thailand)
  • Novacem (United Kingdom)
  • On-Ramp Wireless (USA)
  • OPOWER (USA)
  • Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies (Canada)
  • Quintas Renewable Energy Solutions (Nigeria)
  • TaKaDu (Israel)
  • Tendril (USA)
  • Topell Energy (Netherlands)
  • Transonic Combustion (USA)

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