Climeworks awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

News | 16.06.2020

Climeworks receives award for innovative technology

Climeworks has been selected, among hundreds of candidates, as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. Climeworks provides a solution to permanently remove carbon dioxide from the air to everyone, thereby enabling a climate-positive world.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

Following its selection as a Technology Pioneer, co-founders and co-CEOs Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher have been invited to participate in World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions throughout the year. Climeworks will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with policymakers and private sector leaders to help define the World Economic Forum’s global agenda.

“We’re excited to welcome Climeworks to our 20th cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “Climeworks and its fellow pioneers are developing cutting-edge technologies all over the world. Beyond their innovations, these firms are contributing greatly to improving the state of the world.”

Jan Wurzbacher, co-founder and co-CEO of Climeworks
“We are proud to join the pioneers chosen by the World Economic Forum. Our technology helps reverse climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air permanently. Recognition for this from the World Economic Forum is a great honor and will help us reach our goal of inspiring 1 billion people to remove carbon dioxide from the air.”
Key take-aways:
  • Among hundreds of candidates, Climeworks has been selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”
  • The title is awarded to quickly growing companies that are engaged in the development of new technologies
  • Founders and co-CEOs Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher have been invited to participate in the World Economic Forum's activities throughout the year

For the full English press release, see here.