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.

Energy & Environment


Safe water, sustainable chemicals and a clean environment for all

Microvi's mission is to make a positive social impact through a paradigm-shift in science and engineering. Our first installations provide drinking water for disadvantaged communities. Our solutions have helped address global challenges such as pollution, petroleum dependency and climate change.

Microvi is a green technology company based in the San Francisco Bay Area that delivers next-generation biotechnologies for the water, wastewater and renewable chemical industries. Based on its platform technology, MicroNiche Engineering (MNE), Microvi’s solutions save lives, improve health and provide affordable drinking water while preserving the environment. Microvi’s commercial technologies are offered around the world to reduce waste and increase productivity.