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Twin Science named among World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneers of 2022

Tue 10 May 2022 | 04:33 pm GMT
Rob Hutchins | Products of Change Writer

Twin Science is an award-winning UK toy company specialising in STEM education

The STEM toy and Ed-tech company, Twin Science has been named among the World Economic Forum’s 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2022, a list of companies leading education and development across climate change and sustainability. An award-winning UK toy and technology company with a focus on next-generation education to arm children with the skills required for the jobs of tomorrow, Twin Science was selected from among hundreds of candidates to be named a Technology Pioneer. The selection means that Twin Science will now participate in World Economic Forum activities, events, and discussions, as well as contribute to WEF initiatives over the next two years, during which time the team will be working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues. Twin Science launched onto the scene with a range of physical toys developed to encourage STEM skills learning among children. The company soon went on to develop a digital platform and app through which audiences can learn future skills and tackle the subjects most prevalent today, including sustainability and climate change. Last year, the team partnered with the Polar explorer Antony Jinman on an expedition to the Antarctic to measure and educate children on the impact of climate change. The company has also been working to deliver STEM resources to some 500,000 kids in underprivileged communities across the globe. Twin Science’s CEO, Asude Altintas told Products of Change: “Tackling the problems of the future will require individuals to not only be well-rounded in important subject matters like STEM fields, but also carry within them a deep sense of social responsibility. “We wish to effect a positive change in the world by raising double-winged individuals through wholesome STEM education and a compassionate understanding. With this unique vision, it is great to be acknowledged as a pioneer by the World Economic Forum.” Twin Science joins a selection of pioneering technology companies from around the world t have been highlighted as leaders of new innovation and conversation across climate change, sustainability, education, and health care. This year’s intake includes the likes of microTERRA, a Mexican outfit that builds on-site water treatment systems with microalgae that transform wastewater into a sustainable protein source and clean water, and Bonumose, a US outfit that is transforming global food systems with its technology to support the affordable production of healthy alternative sugars such as tagatose and allulose. These and Twin Science join an impressive group of alumni that include a number of household names today, such as Airbnb, Kickstarter, Spotify, TransferWise and Wikimedia.
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