Proeon Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum
Proeon, Planet B.io resident since early 2022, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. Proeon is an R&D driven ingredient innovation company that develops plant-based proteins that are comparable to animal sources in nutritional value and better for the population and planet.
WEF Technology Pioneers
The Technology Pioneers of 2022 bring together 100 early- to growth-stage companies from around the world that are pioneering new technologies and innovations. All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here.
“We’re excited to welcome Proeon to our 2022 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum. “Proeon and its fellow pioneers are at the forefront of industries that are critical to solving some of our world’s most complex issues today. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”
The forefront of disruption in plant-protein
“It’s great to be acknowledged as a pioneer by the World Economic Forum," says Kevin Parekh, Co-founder at Proeon. "It confirms our efforts towards ingredient innovation and being at the forefront of disruption in plant-protein technology.” With their selection as Technology Pioneer, Proeon will be invited to participate in World Economic Forum activities, events, and discussions throughout the year. They will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues.
“Our vision is to make food that is sustainable and better for consumption for the population and the planet," adds Ashish Korde, Co-founder at Proeon. "India’s unique crop biodiversity has offered us the potential to leverage native sources like Mung bean, Indian Bengal gram and sustainable, climate resilient crops like Amaranth for their excellent nutritional values and functional possibilities to work as key ingredients for replacing animal origin proteins. Working with these sources, we aim to positively impact the lives of small-scale farmers by increasing incomes and reducing their market risks, and have a significant environmental impact in the face of growing climate concerns. We look forward to the forum dialogues on this challenge.”
Read the full press release on Proeon's website.