Today, the World Economic Forum, the prestigious international organization that hosts its annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, announced the 2011 Technology Pioneers.  The 31 young companies selected represent 13 countries and are recognized for making a significant impact on the future of business and society.  Heartiest congratulations to all.

Of those, an impressive 13 are in cleantech and are solving real-world problems.  A great turnout for Team Green, and Digital Lumens is honored to be included.  What is noteworthy about the list of green companies is how diverse and creative they really are — tackling issues ranging from packaging to wastewater treatment.  From SmartGrid to energy management.  And, in our case, radical efficiency in industrial lighting (which uses lots of energy).

As the world’s population grows, ever-increasing demands are placed on finite resources and creativity and innovation are essential strategies for meeting those needs.  The Technology Pioneers – across the board – represent the best of those qualities, both in cleantech and all the other industries represented.

We are humbled to be part of such a stellar list of organizations and trust that this year’s class – like those from the previous 12 years – will live up to their promise.  Other well-known and widely respected Technology Pioneers include Wikimedia Foundation, eSolar, Twitter, Boston-Power, Mozilla, and others.  Big shoes to fill…

Whether in Boston, our customer sites around the country, or in other places, we are glad to see energy efficiency on the agenda.  And we are especially delighted to see the impact of innovation on solving real-world challenges today, and the promise that innovation holds for tomorrow.

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