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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Technology Pioneers 2010

World Economic Forum has selected 26 companies as Technology Prioneers 2010. They were selected based on 6 criteria, Innovation, Potential impact, Growth and sustainability, Proof of concept. Members of WEF are not eligible , thus wholly owned subsidiaries of large firms are excluded.
Corventis makes a wireless cardiac monitor the size of a Band-Aid which has the potential to automate the provisioning of medical care in both developed and developing nations.MicroCHIPS makes intelligent in-body devices for people who need treatments that are not orally available. The tiny chips allow drugs to be released in the right place in the body, at the right time and in the right amount.BioFuelBox builds, owns and operates modular biorefineries that recycle brown grease, trap grease and waste water sludge for companies and cities, converting it into premium clean burning fuel for local use. It eliminates the waste streams on site and shares part of the fuel profits with its customers.Bloom Energy (promoted by NRI) aims to change the way the world generates and consumes energy by converting a wide range of renewable and traditional fuels into electricity through a highly efficient electrochemical reaction,rather than combustion.CARE has designed a turbine system that generates energy from the natural flow of a river, without any alternation of its natural state. It provides fish passage facilities and does not dam the normal flow of materials in the river.Lehigh Technologies manufactures very small, micron scale, engineered rubber powders from material derived from scrap tires using a proprietary, cryogenic, grinding technology.VNL (Vihan Networks), India has developed a solar-powered GSM station, which cost one quarter of traditional equipment, only require as much energy as a 50-watt light bulb, while traditional base stations powered by alternative energy require 3,000 W.Playfish, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing social game companies, allows friends to play social and mobile platforms.

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