The 2005 winners, chosen by major venture capital and technology companies, includ-ed companies working on anti-terrorism software and treatments for cancer and Alzheimer's disease. The WEF believes these pioneers have focused on four major trends: Global demographic shifts, an impending energy crunch, mobile devices and greater security concerns.
The only 'local' winner was Sydney-based cap-XX, which designs and makes 'supercapacitors' for use in high-power energy storage devices for use in portable electronic devices.
Previous winners include Cambridge Silicon Radio, Google and Napster.
The United States had the most pioneers - 21.
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