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We have built an entirely new method of energy production based on thorium, a common metal that is three times more prevalent than uranium worldwide. 

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Our systems produce profitable, carbon-free energy via a non-self-sustaining reaction by coupling a particle accelerator to a subcritical fuel assembly. 

  • Writer's pictureFranklin Servan-Schreiber

Transmutex recognized by the World Economic Forum as one of the most promising start-up in the world


The World Economic Forum recognized Transmutex as one of 100 most promising Technology Pioneers, companies that are tackling such issues as sustainability, climate change and healthcare.


· Transmutex SA, based in Switzerland, has designed and tested a technology that transmute nuclear waste with a 300,000 year lifetime, such as plutonium, into material active for less than 500 years.

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· This year’s cohort includes representation from 31 economies on six continents. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be viewed here.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early-stage companies that are at the forefront of new technologies and innovation and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.


“We’re excited to welcome Transmutex to our 2023 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” said Verena Kuhn, Head of Innovator Communities at the World Economic Forum. “Transmutex and its fellow pioneers are at the forefront of innovation and disruption needed to help us solve the world's most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the Forum's content work that brings together public and private sector to tackle these global issues."


“It’s an honor to be acknowledged as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum,” said Franklin Servan-Schreiber, CEO & co-founder. “By engaging with the Forum as a Tech Pioneer we will engage with government officials, multinationals’ CEOs, innovative founders, and young leaders from around the world that are passionate about fighting climate change. The WEF is a multi-stakeholder, international organization that has a unique ability to coordinate on a wide societal scale, as they did for the creation of the Hydrogen Council. It is humbling as well as energizing to be invited to take part in the World Economic Forum’s actions.”

This year’s Technology Pioneer cohort includes startups from 31 economies, with a third led by a woman chief executive. China has the second highest representation with 12 Technology Pioneers, a behind US with 29 companies.

More information on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here.

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