The Technology Pioneers program is a World Economic Forum initiative focused on identifying technology leaders in fields such as information technology, nanotechnology, renewable energy and biotechnology. To be selected as a Technology Pioneer, a company must be involved in the development and application of a transformational technology innovation that has the potential for long-term impact on business and society.
Each year, between 30 and 50 companies are selected as Technology Pioneers. For 2008, the Forum has named 39 companies whose products and services range from the understanding of individuals’ genetic information, robotic radiosurgery, pollution control materials and wiki-based projects. The Forum brings executives of these companies together with industry experts, academics and nongovernmental organizations, with an aim to encourage and discuss new perspectives on the future uses of technologies and how they can be used to benefit society and business.
Technology Pioneers are invited to participate in the activities of the World Economic Forum for a period of two years in which they will take part in events and projects throughout the Annual Meeting and in regional summits.
As a founding partner of the Technology Pioneers program, Deloitte contributes its expertise and resources and is actively involved in the events and activities of the program.
Learn more about the 2008 Technology Pioneers in this report. (36 pages, 3,896 KB)