Plaine Products Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum Cincinnati Company Among the 100 Most Promising Technology Pioneers of 2022
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● The World Economic Forum announced its selection of the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2022; companies tackling issues from sustainability and climate change to healthcare and more.

● This year’s cohort includes representation from 30 economies on six continents with reach far beyond traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley.

● Plaine Products, an eco-friendly, waste-free hair and skincare brand made it to the selection for its contributions in the field of circular sustainable packaging.

Cincinnati, Ohio – Plaine Products, a Cincinnati-based, women-owned company on a mission to rid the world of single use plastics, was selected among hundreds of candidates for the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers. Plaine Products, a hair and skin care company with products in aluminum bottles, versus the typical plastic ones, has developed a platform to intake empty bottles returned from customers to refill and reuse, thus eliminating thousands of plastic bottles from the waste stream each year.

The World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

With their selection as Technology Pioneer, CEO Lindsey McCoy of Plaine Products will be invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events, and discussions throughout the year. Plaine Products 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 Plaine Products to our 2022 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum. “Plaine Products 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.”

“We’re thrilled to be included on this list of innovators.” said Plaine Products CEO Lindsey McCoy. “Our process is a simple, yet powerful way to remove plastics from the waste stream. Although we know that we cannot solve the environmental issues that the world is facing on our own, we do know that when motivated collaborators join together, their impact has the potential to be transformative,” she said.

For the first time, over one-third of selected Technology Pioneer firms are led by women, well above the industry average. The firms also come from regions all around

the world, creating a truly global community. This year’s cohort includes start-ups from 30 countries, with Vietnam, Rwanda and Czech Republic represented for the first time


The diversity of these companies extends to their innovations as well. This year’s Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here. Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.

All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here:

More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here:

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