U.S. innovators continue to develop technologies that improve people’s lives.
The World Economic Forum recently named 100 new technology pioneers. Almost half, 42, are from the United States. Their advances range from automobile safety to shipping to cybersecurity.
“This year’s class of technology pioneers are improving society and advancing their industries around the world,” Susan Nesbitt, head of the Geneva-based Forum’s Global Innovators Community, said in a June 16 statement. “These are the companies that think differently and stand out as potential game changers.”
We are proud to announce the Technology Pioneers 2020 cohort! The new cohort brings together 100 early-stage companies from around the world. Please join us in welcoming these new Technology Pioneers! https://t.co/tNX65dRccv
— WEF Tech Pioneers (@techpioneers) June 16, 2020
Among the areas where new U.S. technology makes a difference:
Artificial Intelligence (AI): Metawave, of Palo Alto, California, uses AI to improve safety sensors in vehicles. San Francisco’s Brightseed Bio develops AI tools to discover phytonutrients, natural chemicals produced by plants, that benefit human health.
An environmentally sustainable future: Boston Metal, of Woburn, Massachusetts, works to produce steel without carbon emissions. Air Protein, of Pleasanton, California, makes meat using far fewer natural resources than conventional animal protein and plant-based alternatives.
Launched in 2000, the technology pioneer program highlights early-stage companies worldwide that are developing technologies poised to significantly impact business and society.