• The World Economic Forum announced its selection of the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2022 – companies tackling issues from sustainability and climate change to healthcare and more.
  • This year’s cohort includes representation from 30 economies on six continents with reach far beyond traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley.
  • Embion’s platform technology transforms biomass into functional ingredients and made it to the selection for its contribution of empowering access to next gen nutritional innovation.
  • The full list of Technology Pioneers can be viewed


Lausanne, Switzerland, 10 May 2022 – Embion, the Swiss company that specializes in upcycling industrial food production by-products through its platform technology was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. Embion, founded by Georgios Savoglidis, Sviatlana Siankevich and Georgios Fengos, share a common vision of using smart technology to catalyze the world’s transition to the sustainable use of food resources.

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

With their selection as Technology Pioneer, CEO Georgios Savoglidis is invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events, and discussions throughout the year. Embion will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues.

“We’re excited to welcome Embion to our 2022 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum. “Embion and its fellow pioneers are at the forefront of industries that are critical to solving some of our world’s most complex issues today. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.” 

“It’s a great honor to be acknowledged as a pioneering company by the World Economic Forum,” said Embion’s Georgios Savoglidis. “It is confirmation that the speed of technology development, commercialization and consumer adoption are pushing the wheels of innovation and that our platform technology can offer a new production method that provides for pure and stable products from a renewable source. Products that represent a new frontier in nutrition and health. We look forward to contributing to the Forum dialogues on this challenge.”

For the first time, over one-third of selected Technology Pioneer firms are led by women, well above the industry average. The firms also come from regions all around the world, creating a truly global community. This year’s cohort includes start-ups from 30 countries, with Vietnam, Rwanda and Czech Republic represented for the first time.

The diversity of these companies extends to their innovations as well. This year’s Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here.

Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.


All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers22  

More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here.

About Embion: Embion improves the use of the world’s natural resources through pioneering technology, delivering sustainable innovation solutions for food, feed, cosmetics and beyond.

About World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (www.weforum.org). 

About the Technology Pioneers: 

The World Economic Forum believes that innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of 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.  

The World Economic Forum provides the Technology Pioneers community with a platform to engage with the public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.