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  • World Economic Forum on Wednesday announced its selection of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers 2017
  • Companies were selected for their potential to significantly impact business and society through new technologies, and advance the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Citrine Informatics, a chemicals and materials artificial intelligence (AI) platform, made it to the selection because of how its technology is accelerating the development of advanced chemicals and materials as well as cutting-edge product development.  See the full list of recognized Technology Pioneers.

REDWOOD CITY, CA, June 14, 2017 – Citrine Informatics, a chemicals and materials artificial intelligence (AI) platform, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers community are early-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 30 technology pioneers that made it to the final selection are active in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, biotechnology, blockchain, cybersecurity, the (industrial) internet of things, and other pioneering technologies. Citrine combines materials and chemicals-aware AI with the world’s largest materials database to help accelerate materials development in manufacturing and R&D.  The company was founded by a team of materials scientists.

Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, CEO Greg Mulholland 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, June 27-29. Many Pioneers will also attend the Annual Meeting in Davos, in January 2018, and continue to participate in dedicated Technology Pioneer community events in the course of the next two years.

“We welcome Citrine Informatics in this group of extraordinary pioneers,” says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “We hope that thanks to this selection, the World Economic Forum can facilitate greater collaboration with business leaders, governments, civil society and other relevant individuals to accelerate the development of technological solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.”

“It is an honor to be recognized as an innovator by the World Economic Forum,“ said Citrine CEO Greg Mulholland. “Citrine’s AI-powered materials platform will drive the next wave of explosive growth in advanced materials, facilitating the development of cutting-edge products that get to market faster at a lower cost. This has tremendous implications for R&D and manufacturing across the board.”

The Technology Pioneers were selected by a selection committee of more than 60 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. Notable members of the committee include Geoffrey Moore (Adviser, Geoffrey Moore Consulting, USA), Yossi Vardi (Chairman, International Technologies, Israel) and Lee Sang-Yup (Distinguished Professor and Dean, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea). The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact and leadership. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Scribd, Spotify, Twitter and Wikimedia.

All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here:
More information on past winners can be found here. 

About Citrine Informatics

Citrine Informatics accelerates the product development cycle by combining access to the world’s largest materials database with AI designed by materials scientists. Citrine is backed by leading investors including, Innovation Endeavors, DCVC (Data Collective), Prelude Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, XSeed Capital, Ulu Ventures and Morado Ventures. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. Follow us at @Citrine_io.

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. (

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