- The World Economic Forum announced its selection of the most promising Technology Pioneers of 2020, who are shaping industries from agriculture to healthcare while also working on sustainability issues and much more.
- Prospera Technologies, a Data company utilizing Artificial Intelligence to helps farmers optimize their growing process, made it to the selection for its contributions in transforming the field of agriculture.
- The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here: https://widgets.weforum.org/techpioneers-2020/
Prospera Technologies, an Agri-Tech leader that aims to transform the way food is grown with data and artificial intelligence, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. Prospera is backed by leading investors including Bessemer, Qualcomm and Cisco, and partners with top tier agri-business leaders. Prospera has a team of world-class computer scientists, physicists and agronomists working together to enable and utilize the digital transformation of Agriculture.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-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. Technology Pioneers community is an integral part of the larger Global Innovators community of start-ups at the World Economic Forum.
Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, CEO and Co-founder of Prospera Daniel Koppel will be invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions throughout the year. Prospera will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with policymakers and private sector leaders to help define the global agenda on key issues.
“We’re excited to welcome Prospera to our 20th cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “Prospera and its fellow pioneers are developing cutting edge technologies all over the world. Beyond their innovations, these firms are contributing greatly to improving the state of the world.”
“We believe that digital agriculture is the key to feeding a billion more people, with higher quality food, yet sustainably and with fewer resources. We look forward to contributing to the World Economic Forum dialogues on this challenge.” said Prospera Technologies’ CEO and Co-founder Daniel Koppel. “It is an honor to be chosen as a Technology Pioneer of WEF. Our technology is already impacting millions of acres across multiple geographies and this is another step on our path to transform agriculture based on our leading technology and amazing team which I am so proud of.”
This year’s cohort selection marks the 20th anniversary of the Tech Pioneers community. Throughout its 20-year run, many Technology Pioneers have continuously contributed to advancement in their industries while some have even gone on to become household names. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia.
2020 Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The diversity of these companies extends to their leadership as well, as over 25% of 2020 Tech Pioneers are female led. The firms also come from regions all around the world, extending their community far beyond Silicon Valley. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here.
Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.
All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers20
More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here.
Prospera Technologies, Inc. is a developer of machine learning and computer vision technologies that continuously monitor and analyze plant development, health and stress. Prospera captures multiple layers of climate and visual data from the crop ﬁeld and provides actionable, easy-to-read insights to growers via mobile and web dashboards. Its team of world-class computer scientists, physicists and agronomists work with experienced agri-business leaders to meet growers where they are and revolutionize the way food is grown. For more information, please visit prospera.ag
About World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (www.weforum.org).
About the Global Innovators
The Global Innovators Community is a group of the world’s most promising start-ups and scale-ups that are at the forefront of technological and business model innovation. The World Economic Forum provides the Global Innovators Community with a platform to engage with public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome current crises and build future resiliency.
Companies who are invited to become Global Innovators will engage with one or more of the Forum’s Platforms, as relevant, to help define the global agenda on key issues.