Technology Pioneers 2019

The Technology Pioneers of 2019 bring together 56 early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are pioneering new technologies and innovations ranging from the use of artificial intelligence to fight human trafficking, driverless trucks, quantum computing systems, compostable packaging, and blockchain solutions to tackle disinformation.

By joining this community, Technology Pioneers begin a two-year journey where they are part of the World Economic Forum’s initiatives, activities and events, bringing cutting-edge insights and fresh thinking to critical global discussions.

Food Security & Agriculture

Alesca Life

Data-driven, indoor vertical farming and crop management solutions

Alesca Life's vision is to democratize access to highly nutritious, fresh food by democratizing the means and knowledge of food production. Our mission is to make commercial farming more localized and data-driven.

Alesca Life builds cloud-connected indoor farms and crop management solutions to improve agricultural productivity, efficiency and traceability. The weatherproof, commercial farms use 20-25 times less water, fertiliser and land compared to conventional farms and require no chemical pesticides. Alesca’s real-time monitoring and automation internet of things (IoT) device and farm management software digitizes production-level data, streamlines operational management, and provides complete farm level transparency.