TIPA, an Israeli company that produces compostable packaging, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s 'Technology Pioneers'. TIPA was founded in 2010 by Daphna Nissenbaum and Tal Neuman to address the plastic waste challenge.
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.
This year’s Tech Pioneers are emerging innovators from a diverse set of industries. These firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, Internet of Things, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The focus areas of this year’s Tech Pioneers include: agtech, smart cities, cleantech, supply chain, manufacturing, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles and drones.
The diversity of these companies extends to their leadership as well, as 25% of 2019 Tech Pioneers are female led. The firms also come from many different regions beyond the US and Silicon Valley. In fact, this year’s class of 56 firms represent every continent except Antarctica. The full list of technology pioneers can be found here.
Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, CEO and co-Founder Nissenbaum will be participating in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions. This meeting, also dubbed 'Summer Davos' will be held in Dalian, China, 1-3 July. Many Pioneers will also attend the Annual Meeting in Davos, in January 2020, and continue to contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years.
“We’re excited to welcome TIPA to this year’s innovative class of technology pioneers,” says Fulvia Montresor, head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. TIPA and its fellow pioneers are leaders in using novel technologies to transform their industries. We see great potential for these next generation companies to shape solutions to global challenges and improve society for years to come.”