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2July2020

Light Guide Systems Joins the World Economic Forum Global Innovators Community

Advanced Manufacturing

Wixom, Michigan, USA and Geneva, Switzerland

Today, OPS Solutions and the World Economic Forum’s Advanced Manufacturing and Production Platform are pleased to announce the selection of Light Guide Systems into the World Economic Forum Global Innovators Community.

The Global Innovators Community is an invitation-only group of the world’s most promising start-ups and scale-ups that are at the forefront of technological and business model innovation.  Amid major global disruptions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a critical moment for innovative companies to bring forward new ideas and innovations to help protect the lives and livelihoods of communities and industries around the world.

As the Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, the Forum provides the Global Innovators Community with a platform to engage with public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.

Francisco Betti, Head of the Advanced Manufacturing and Production Platform at the Forum stated, “We welcome Light Guide Systems to the Global Innovators Community and to our Platform for Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production.  At the forefront of Augmented Reality in manufacturing, Light Guide represents game-changing technology that is empowering the manufacturing workforce to take quality, productivity, and efficiency to new levels. Innovative voices such as Light Guide Systems are essential in the work we do and we look forward to Light Guide’s contributions to our community.”

Light Guide Systems CEO and President Paul Ryznar stated, “We are very pleased to be selected to WEF’s Global Innovators Community.  We are already engaged with the Forum in critical initiatives to assist in COVID-related economic recovery efforts as well as bringing our Augmented Reality technology to help unlock human potential in manual manufacturing environments within underdeveloped countries.  It is meaningful work and we are passionately committed to ensuring success for the manufacturing workforce.”

About Light Guide Systems:

Light Guide Systems (and parent company OPS Solutions) have created a portfolio of patented Augmented Reality products which use proprietary software to provide visual workflow and confirmation of complex manual processes. For applications including material handling and logistics, assembly, test and inspection, and training, Light Guide Systems technology provides the visualization, traceability, and flexibility for leading companies globally. Key markets include automotive, aerospace and defense, heavy truck and industrial equipment, food preparation, and medical equipment manufacturers and service providers. Light Guide System is headquartered in Wixom, Michigan, USA with our European offices in Prague, Czechia, and Asia Pacific offices in Suzhou, China. Learn more at www.lightguidesys.com or www.lightguidesys.eu.

About the World Economic Forum:

The World Economic Forum, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.  The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.  To learn more about The World Economic Forum, visit https://www.weforum.org/.

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