Odyssey Energy Solutions was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. The startup focuses on removing barriers for solar companies at every stage of project development, from planning and financing all the way to operations and maintenance of assets.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early-stage companies that are at the forefront of new technologies and innovation and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
“We are excited to welcome Odyssey to our 2023 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” said Verena Kuhn, Head of Innovator Communities at the World Economic Forum. “Odyssey and its fellow pioneers are at the forefront of innovation and disruption needed to help us solve the world's most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the Forum's work that brings together public and private sector to tackle these global issues."
As a Technology Pioneer, Odyssey CEO Emily McAteer will be invited to engage with the World Economic Forum, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues. Technology Pioneers will also be invited to join Forum events and discussions throughout the year, bringing together leading stakeholders from the public and private sector.
“It’s great to be acknowledged as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum,” said McAteer. “We are looking forward to engaging in the Forum’s Centre for Energy Transition, sharing our thoughts and insights with other global leaders in the field.”
This year’s Technology Pioneer cohort includes startups from 31 economies, with a third led by a woman chief executive. China has the second highest representation with 12 Technology Pioneers, behind the US with 29 companies.
More information on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here.
More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here.
About Odyssey Energy Solutions
Odyssey is accelerating the clean energy transition in emerging markets. The Odyssey platform provides an end-to-end solution for renewable energy companies and financiers, with a tool suite for planning, financing, procurement and operations. Odyssey is facilitating more than $1.3 billion of capital for the distributed energy sector, with more than 2,000 companies on the platform. For more information, visit www.odysseyenergysolutions.com.
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. (www.weforum.org).
About the Technology Pioneers
Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of early-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 community with a platform to engage with public and private sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.
The Technology Pioneers community is part of the Innovator Communities within the Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Innovator Communities convene the world's leading global startups across different growth stages from early-stageTechnology Pioneers to growth-stage Global Innovators and unicorn companies valued at more than $1 billion.