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20 June 2017

Aclima Receives Technology Pioneer Award from World Economic Forum

Aclima Receives Technology Pioneer Award from World Economic Forum

PRESS RELEASE - San Francisco, U.S. - 14 June 2017 - Aclima, the San Francisco-based company delivering environmental intelligence through sensor networks to improve human and planetary health, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. Aclima’s platform collects, processes, and analyzes real-time data flowing from arrays of environmental sensors, both stationary and on vehicles, enabling a level of environmental insight that has never been possible before in buildings, cities, and across industry.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers community are early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society. The 30 technology pioneers that made it to the final selection are active in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, biotechnology, blockchain, cybersecurity, the (industrial) internet of things, and other pioneering technologies.

Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, Aclima CEO and Co-founder Davida Herzl, will participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions. This meeting, also dubbed “Summer Davos” will be held in Dalian, China, June 27-29. Many Pioneers will also attend the Annual Meeting in Davos, in January 2018, and continue to participate in dedicated Technology Pioneer community events in the course of the next two years.  

“We welcome Aclima in this group of extraordinary pioneers,” says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “We hope that thanks to this selection, the World Economic Forum can facilitate greater collaboration with business leaders, governments, civil society and other relevant individuals to accelerate the development of technological solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.”

“It’s a great honor to be acknowledged as a technology pioneer by the World Economic Forum,” said Davida Herzl, CEO and Co-founder of Aclima. “Aclima’s mission is to provide humanity with new tools to transform the way we understand and manage environmental health and wellbeing in our buildings, cities, and across industry. This award recognizes the value of our technology and mission-driven approach to address climate change and global air pollution affecting billions of people, at a time when access to air quality information is so critical to human and planetary health.”

The Technology Pioneers were selected by a selection committee of more than 60 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. Notable members of the committee include Geoffrey Moore (Adviser, Geoffrey Moore Consulting, USA), Yossi Vardi (Chairman, International Technologies, Israel) and Lee Sang-Yup (Distinguished Professor and Dean, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea). The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact and leadership. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Scribd, Spotify, Twitter and Wikimedia.

All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers17

More information on past winners can be found here.

The original press release can be found here

 

Aclima are Silver Sponsor of the 8th annual Sustainable Innovation Forum taking place on 13-14 November in Bonn, Germany. For more information visit: http://www.cop-23.org/

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