CENTURY named Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum

Posted on 15th June 2021

Posted by CENTURY

CENTURY has been named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum for its efforts in transforming learning in thousands of schools across the world.

The WEF's Technology Pioneers are 100 early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are using innovation to solve pressing issues in society and business. Previous cohorts have included Google, Twitter, Spotify and Palantir.

With their selection as Technology Pioneer, CENTURY Founder CEO Priya Lakhani will be invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions throughout the year. CENTURY will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues. 

“We’re excited to welcome CENTURY Tech to our 2021 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “CENTURY Tech and its fellow pioneers are developing technologies that can help society solve some of its most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”

“It’s an honour for the hard work of my team and the innovation of our schools to be recognised by the World Economic Forum”, said CENTURY’s Priya Lakhani.

“Education is the most important sector we have – everything else depends on it. Having lagged behind other sectors in terms of innovation for years, it is hugely encouraging that education is now reaping the benefits of technologies like AI. High-quality learning tools have the power to transform learning for the better, providing students from any background with the highest possible quality of education.”

For the first time in the community’s history, over 30% of the cohort are led by women. The firms also come from regions all around the world, extending their community far beyond Silicon Valley. This year’s cohort includes start-ups from 26 countries, with UAE, El Salvador, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe represented for the first time. 

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