Avant Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

June 17, 2021 - 4 min read

  • The World Economic Forum announced its selection of the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2021 - companies that are shaping industries from healthcare to retail and many more.
  • This year’s cohort includes representation from 26 economies on six continents with reach far beyond traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley. 
  • Avant, a cultivated fish technology company, made it to the selection for its contributions in the field of Global Public Goods. 
  • The full list of Technology Pioneers can be viewed here. 

Singapore and Hong Kong 17 June, 2021 - Avant, a leading cultivated fish technology company in Asia, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”.  Avant, founded in 2018 by Carrie Chan and Dr Mario Chin, offers the end-to-end technology platform to produce cultivated fish proteins for food, skincare, and functional applications. The company’s technology enables localised production of fish proteins to reduce carbon footprint, replenish the ocean and feed the growing population. 

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 Carrie Chan of Avant will be invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions throughout the year. Avant 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 Avant to our 2021 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “Avant and its fellow pioneers are developing technologies that can help society solve some of its most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”

“We are honored to be recognised as a technology pioneer by the World Economic Forum”, said Avant’s CEO Carrie Chan. “It is an affirmation that our technology is at the forefront of the alternative protein industry. Our solution helps to reduce the carbon footprint of fish proteins supply chain. We believe a technology-enabled food industry allows more efficient use of natural resources and lands for the growing population on this planet.  We look forward to exchange knowledges with fellow pioneers on the Forum.” 

The firms of the cohort come from regions all around the world, extending their community far beyond Silicon Valley. This year’s pioneers include start-ups from 26 countries, with representatives from all regions. 

The diversity of these companies extends to their innovations as well. 2021 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/techpioneers21 

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

About Avant

Avant offers an end-to-end technology platform, including cell line, culture medium, scaffolding, and bioprocess development, to produce fish proteins directly from fish cells. With strategic presence across Asia, Avant aims to be a leader in producing traceable and sustainably cultivated proteins in a fully contained environment for food, functional and skincare applications. 

For more information, please visit www.avantmeats.com.

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.

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