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Circulor awarded Technology Pioneer by World  Economic Forum 

  • The World Economic Forum announced its selection of the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2022 — companies tackling critical global issues in sustainability, climate change, healthcare, and more. 

  • This year’s cohort includes representation from 30 countries on six continents. 

  • Circulor has been selected as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer for its work in tracing complex industrial supply chains and making them more responsible and sustainable.  

  • The full list of Technology Pioneers can be viewed here.  


London, 10 May 2022Circulor, a global tech company and the leader in supply chain traceability, was chosen from hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. Founded in 2017 and headquartered in London, Circulor provides the most proven, mature and complete solution for gaining full visibility into complex industrial supply chains.


The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early or growth-stage companies from around the world that are building and advancing new technologies and innovations with the potential to impact business and society. 


In being selected as a Technology Pioneer, Circulor’s founder and CEO, Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, will engage in World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions. Johnson-Poensgen and Circulor will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, collaborating with global leaders to address key industry and societal issues.  


“We’re excited to welcome Circulor to our 2022 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum. “Circulor and its fellow pioneers are at the forefront of industries that are critical to solving some of our world’s most complex issues today. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.” 


“Circulor is honoured to be included in this prestigious group — World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers over the past two decades have become some of the world’s most well-known brands that are positively contributing to our global economy, society and climate,” said Johnson-Poensgen. “We must decarbonise our heavy and complex industries, and we believe Circulor offers the most comprehensive approach to do so. We look forward to both learning from and contributing to Forum dialogues so that technologies that are good for our people and planet can go even further.” 


For the first time, over one-third of selected Technology Pioneer firms are led by women, well above the industry average. The firms also come from regions all around the world, creating a global community. This year’s cohort includes start-ups from 30 countries, with Vietnam, Rwanda and Czech Republic represented for the first time.  


The diversity of these companies extends to their innovations as well. This year’s 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 include innovation, impact and leadership, as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.  

All info about the Technology Pioneers community can be found here.



About Circulor:  

Circulor is the leading sustainable supply chain traceability provider. Headquartered in the UK, with a global footprint across Germany, the U.S., Singapore, and Australia, Circulor enables businesses to fully analyze, track, and manage their supply chains to ensure responsible sourcing and improve sustainability. Circulor does this by providing an enterprise software platform, which creates a reliable chain of custody of materials and attaches GHG emissions and other ESG data directly to the flow of materials. More information can be found at Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.   


Circulor Contact: 

Franziska Grammes, Director of PR 

About the 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. ( 

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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