World Economic Forum selects Captura as part of the 2024 Technology Pioneers 

We are thrilled to announce that the World Economic Forum has selected Captura as one of its 2024 Technology Pioneers. This prestigious recognition highlights our innovative approach to combating climate change through Direct Ocean Capture technology and our rapid progress in scaling and commercializing our solution. 

The Technology Pioneer community comprises early to growth-stage start-ups from around the world involved in developing and deploying new technologies and innovations. Each year, the World Economic Forum selects 100 companies to join the select community and work with society’s foremost political, business, and cultural leaders to address issues facing people and the planet. 

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are selected based on their innovative solutions, potential for long-term societal impact, and exceptional leadership. This year’s cohort includes start-ups from 23 countries, all of which have made significant technological breakthroughs and are now on explosive growth trajectories. Being selected in this year’s cohort places Captura among some of the most promising tech startups working to address the world’s pressing challenges across various industries, including nuclear fusion, biotechnology, quantum, AI, and climate.   

As part of Captura’s selection of the Technology Pioneers, CEO Steve Oldham will be invited to contribute to key Forum initiatives over the next two years, such as attending global meetings, workshops, and events. Captura is also invited to work within the Forum’s Centre for Nature and Climate, a multistakeholder platform dedicated to protecting our environment and fostering sustainable practices. The Centre’s goals include creating a space that engages, supports, and collaborates with a diverse network of stakeholders to drive climate action, catalyze industry and economic transformation, and achieve a net-zero future with significant societal benefits. 

Verena Kuhn, Head of Innovator Communities World Economic Forum, said, “The World Economic Forum is excited to welcome Captura to this year’s cohort of Technology Pioneers. Their Direct Ocean Capture process is an example of an innovative technology, and the company itself shows a strong commitment to sustainability and climate action. We look forward to seeing how their contributions will advance our global efforts towards achieving net-zero emissions and fostering sustainable practices within our Centre for Nature and Climate.” 

The full list of 2024 Technology pioneers can be found here.  

Captura is incredibly honored to receive this recognition. To learn more about our work, watch our company video here, and follow us on our social media channels to discover more about our progress and upcoming initiatives. If you have not already, sign up for the Captura Current: A Quarterly Direct Ocean Capture Digest here