Jun 14, 2017

World Economic Forum Recognizes Zymergen as a Technology Pioneer

We’ve taken a data-driven approach to transforming biology into a predictable engineering discipline capable of solving tough, real-world problems

Decades have passed since scientists first uncovered the structure of DNA, yet human understanding of biology is still incredibly limited. At Zymergen, we believe many of the world’s biggest challenges — feeding a growing global population, climate change, materials for safer cars, and more — are poised to find their solutions in biology. It’s why we founded the company, and it’s why we’ve taken a data-driven approach to transforming biology into a predictable engineering discipline capable of solving tough, real-world problems.

As we’ve grown and proven our technology, we’re excited as others come to see that vision too. That’s why we’re proud to announce that Zymergen has been named one of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Technology Pioneers, which recognizes innovative companies with the potential to transform the future of business and society.

It’s an honor to join the ranks of companies like Google, Airbnb, Palantir and others who have been recognized before us. Technology Pioneers are selected by a group of leading technology and innovation experts, academics, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. We’re thrilled they saw the vision of Zymergen.

Being named a WEF Technology Pioneer is an exciting recognition. It is also a reminder of our mission. One of the objectives of the Technology Pioneers community is to bring together leaders from diverse fields to consider how evolving technologies can address major global challenges. We believe biology is part of that equation, and that Zymergen’s approach — equal parts biology, automation, and machine learning — will help us unlock its potential. We look forward to engaging with the Technology Pioneer community as we continue on that journey.