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Four quantum technology companies on the World Economic Forum 2022 “Technology Pioneers” list

By Sandra Helsel posted 11 May 2022

(WEF) The World Economic Forum today welcomes 100 innovative tech firms to its Technology Pioneers community. Full of young and growing tech companies, the 2022 cohort is forging new paths in healthcare, food production and more with cutting-edge technologies. IQT-News shares the announcement with attention to the quantum technology awardees.

There are four quantum technology companies on the WEC’s “Technology Pioneers” list this year.

    • Nu Quantum (UK) – Enabling scalable quantum computing through photonic networks
    • Oxford Quantum Circuits (UK) – Building quantum computers to enable life-changing discoveries
    • BEIT (USA) – Providing intellectual property for quantum computer hardware and algorithms
    • Aliro Quantum (USA) – Quantum networks for physics-based secure communication and scalable quantum computing

Related: Aliro Quantum a Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor at IQT San Diego May 10-12

“The 2022 cohort of Technology Pioneers is already bringing great changes to industries around the world,” said Saemoon Yoon, Technology Pioneers Community Lead, World Economic Forum. “By joining this community these emerging tech leaders can continue to show not only the impressive tech advancements within their firms but also how their companies are helping to build a better future for us all.”

For the first time, over one-third of the selected firms are led by women, well above the industry average. With 2022 Tech Pioneers based in 30 countries – with Viet Nam, Rwanda and the Czech Republic represented for the first time – this year’s cohort is shaping industries around the world.

Following their selection as Technology Pioneers, this year’s companies will join an impressive group of alumni that include many household names, such as Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia.

The 2022 cohort will also be invited to participate in World Economic Forum workshops and events and high-level discussions during their two years in the community.


Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990.  She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.

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