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Technology Pioneers 2012 Report – World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum this month released it’s Technology Pioneers 2012 Report. The report 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. The 2012 list includes several Indian companies like Attero Recycling, FINO and First Energy.

To learn more about the companies and startups selected in the Technology Pioneer 2012 report, you can visit their websites by clicking on the company links below :

1366 Technologies ,  AltobridgeAppirioAttero RecyclingBiocartisCloudFlareDiagnostics For All ,  DoubleVerify,  Driptech,  Dropbox,  EcoMotors InternationalElectro Power SystemsFinancial Inclusion Network and OperationsFirst EnergyJouleUnlimited,  KickstarterLending ClubLiving PlanITMocana,Palantir TechnologiesPicarroProtean ElectricSolazymeTabula Digita and Tethys BioScience.

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Read the full report online at : 

Technology Pioneers Online 2012

Download the Technology Pioneers Report Summary at the Link below :

Technology Pioneers Report 2012 -PDF-34-pages-1MB

Report Foreword

Attention-grabbing headlines dominated newspapers, blogs and tweets in the first half of 2011 – from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan to the popular uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa and riots in London. Worrisome unemployment figures, the Fukushima nuclear accident and Internet security breaches, among others, have brought us a complex array of challenges, which impact our lives and that of our communities no matter where we live.

But where there are challenges, there also lie opportunities. Poised to capitalize on these opportunities are entrepreneurs who detect unmet business or societal needs, and apply focus and passion to address those needs.

The World Economic Forum is pleased to present in this report the 25 Technology Pioneers for 2012. These innovative companies, by their visionary and entrepreneurial nature, are well positioned to address some of the world’s challenges. From making the Internet more secure for businesses to providing health diagnostics to rural populations with limited access to adequate infrastructure, the Technology Pioneers selection committee – comprised of entrepreneurs, investors, academics and technology experts – has chosen a leading group of young companies in the areas of information technology and new media, energy and environment, and life sciences and health.

Noteworthy among this year’s selection, is the number of companies with products that cater to poorer, underserved populations, as well as companies which offer innovative financing models for businesses and individuals. Additionally, and continuing last year’s trend, a large group of companies is active in the clean-tech sector, suggesting that there is no slow-down in innovation and funding for developing cleaner sources and more efficient uses of energy.

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