EPS presents its technology vision at the WEF Technology Pioneers 2013 event
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The Technology Pioneer 2012 continues its collaboration with the World Economic Forum to promote technologies that are transforming business and society. – Electro Power Systems SpA (EPS), a leading energy storage company and World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2012, has been invited by the World Economic Forum to take part in the 2013 Technology Pioneers program. Selected among more than 100 past Technology Pioneers, EPS was asked to present its technology and development projects during the recent working session entitled “IdeasLab,” which was attended by close to 40 Academics, Investors and Technologists. The focus of the discussion was the challenges and rewards of developing off-grid power solutions utilizing renewables (largely solar) together with the company’s EletroSelfTM power system, a fuel cell-based energy system which autonomously generates its own hydrogen.
EPS’s collaboration with the World Economic Forum began in 2010 when the company was invited to participate in the prestigious Technology Pioneer contest. The World Economic Forum (www.weforum.org) is a prestigious independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. In 2012, EPS was honored as a Technology Pioneer 2012 in recognition of its use of fuel cell technology to provide clean, efficient back-up power, power grid/renewables extension and optimization, anywhere in the world.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers program recognizes companies, normally in a startup phase, from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies, and hold promise of significantly impacting the way business and society operate. Technology Pioneers must demonstrate visionary leadership and show signs of being long-standing market leaders.