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2014-09-09 04:21:29

WAALWIJK, the Netherlands, September 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Desso, a leading global carpets and sports pitches company is participating in discussions on the transition to the circular economy and the future of manufacturing at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions held in Tianjin in the People's Republic of China, organised by the World Economic Forum (WEF) during 10-12 September. Established in 2007 as the foremost global gathering on science, technology, and...

2014-09-08 12:30:59

After the meeting with the Prime-Minister, the entrepreneur will participate in the World Economic Forum - Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014 on September 10-12 in China. SAO PAULO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mario Garnero, founder of Garnero Group and Brasilinvest, will meet the Prime-Minister of China Li Keqiang on Tuesday, September 9, in order to discuss opportunities of cooperation between the countries, cybernetics, and businesses with GGAC, a listed company of the...

2014-08-26 08:31:11

Recognized as Leader for Groundbreaking Work in Cancer Diagnostics REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Guardant Health, a healthcare company focused on the development and commercialization of oncology diagnostic products, has been recognized today by the World Economic Forum as a 2015 Technology Pioneer. As an innovator in non-invasive, tumor profiling, Guardant Health is one of 24 companies across a wide variety of industries and regions to receive this prestigious...

2014-08-26 08:30:23

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating the power of technology and innovation, the World Economic Forum announced today it has selected Health Catalyst as one of 24 global Technology Pioneers. The award recognizes transformative companies at the forefront of their industries including previous Technology Pioneers: AirBnb, Cyberdyne, Azuri Technologies, Dropbox, Kickstarter, Solazyme, Twitter, Mozilla Corporation and Google....

2014-08-26 04:20:49

3D Bioprinting Recognized as a Transformative Technology for Global Health SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ONVO) ("Organovo"), a three-dimensional biology company focused on delivering pioneering 3D bioprinting technology, announced today that it has been recognized as a 2015 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Organovo is one of 24 companies honored for the ability to harness creativity to design and create...

2014-08-26 04:20:22

Selected for technology advances developed at MIT that dramatically reduce energy consumption of mobile base stations and smartphones CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eta Devices, Inc. today announced that it has been named a 2015 Technology Pioneer by The World Economic Forum (WEF) for its groundbreaking technology that dramatically reduces the energy consumption of mobile base stations and smartphones. The company joins a thriving community of previous WEF Technology Pioneers...

2014-08-13 08:34:36

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) (the "Company") today announced that after a rigorous international search process, the Board of Directors has named Scott J. Freidheim as the company's next chief executive officer effective September 15, 2014. Freidheim, 49, joins CDI with more than 20 years of high-level experience across a range of industries with a proven ability to acclimate quickly and achieve strong financial performance. It is this business...

2014-07-09 12:22:38

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Economic Forum (the Forum) has announced the appointment of globally recognized designer, author, and thought leader William McDonough as Chair of the Forum's Meta-Council on the Circular Economy. The newly formed Council represents the Forum's multi-sector initiative to accelerate business-driven innovation to scale the circular economy. As stated in the charge to McDonough: "The Meta-Council on the Circular Economy, which...

2014-06-23 16:23:14

-- Brazilian Artist Vik Muniz and Televisa's Chairman Emilio Azcarraga Jean launch social impact campaign in Rio de Janeiro, in association with The Global Shapers Community and streetfootballworld. RIO DE JANEIRO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emilio Azcarraga Jean, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Grupo Televisa; the Sao Paulo and Rio Hubs of the World Economic Forum's community of Global Shapers; Vik Muniz, Brazilian artist and photographer; Director Juan Rendon...

2014-05-19 23:09:25

The TiE50 awards program recognizes the 50 hottest tech start-ups. Laguna Hills, CA, USA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Tagnos is excited to announce that it has been selected as a Finalist for the prestigious 2014 TiE50 Awards Program. Winners will be announced at the organization’s annual entrepreneurial conference, TiEcon. Returning for the sixth year in a row, this year’s TiE50 is open to all technology companies worldwide. “Tagnos is the IoT platform for hospitals that goes far beyond...


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