Bulletin: Vancouver tech firms SkyHive and Ionomr Innovations make World Economic Forum's list of top 100 Technology Pioneers

The annual list and community brings together 100 early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are pioneering new technologies and innovations.

Two Vancouver tech companies—Ionomr Innovations and SkyHive—were named to the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers list for 2021.

The annual list and community bring together 100 early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are pioneering new technologies and innovations, ranging from cell-based seafood protein to quantum-based cybersecurity, digitization of water rights and use of satellite imaging to measure carbon captured in forests.

Only three Canadian companies made the list. In addition to the two Vancouver firms, Xanadu Quantum Technologies, based out of Toronto, made the cut.

Ionomr Innovations is developing and manufacturing breakthrough polymer and membrane technology that can provide cost, performance and environmental advantages for fuel cells, hydrogen production, and carbon capture and storage (CCUS) to accelerate the shift to the hydrogen economy.

"The Ionomr team appreciates being recognized as a pioneer by the World Economic Forum", said Ionomr CEO Bill Haberlin. "Ionomr's membranes and polymers are leading the way in the clean hydrogen economy. Our materials enable partners to take fuel cell vehicles, green hydrogen generators and CO2 conversion systems to market faster, more cleanly and with better performance."

SkyHive has built the world’s only Quantum Labor Analytics platform to optimize human economies in real-time for companies, communities, and countries.

“We are honored to be recognized by the World Economic Forum as a technology pioneer,” said SkyHive CEO Sean Hinton. “We view this as validation that Quantum Labor Analysis is transforming the future of work, and we look forward to continuing democratizing labor opportunities and unleashing human potential in unprecedented ways across the world.”

Technology Pioneers were 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 online.