The World Economic Forum today announced its new class of Technology Pioneers 2011. The most innovative technology startups from around the world were selected. These companies represent the cutting edge in innovation and are poised to have a critical impact on the future of business, industry and society. Molecular Partners is proud to announce it has been selected as a Technology Pioneer.
The Technology Pioneers 2011 were nominated by the world’s leading technology experts, including venture capitalists, technology companies, academics and media. The final selection of the 31 Technology Pioneers 2011 from 330 nominees was made by a panel of 68 leading technology experts appointed by the World Economic Forum.
“To be selected as one of the Technology Pioneers 2011 of the World Economic Forum is a great honor for Molecular Partners” said Dr. Christian Zahnd, CEO of Molecular Partners. “Being granted this international recognition supports us in pursuing our vision to create medicines for currently untreatable diseases and to dramatically improve existing therapies.”
Technology Pioneers must be involved in the development of a major technology and/or innovation and have the potential for long-term impact on business and society. In addition, it must demonstrate visionary leadership and show all the signs of being a long-standing and sustainable market leader – and its technology must be proven. Previous Technology Pioneers include 23andMe, Alnylam, Dr Reddy Laboratories, Google, Intercell, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Morphosys, Mozilla, Napster and Twitter.
“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.”