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.



Changing the way people read and write their bodies and brains

The missing link in better healthcare for all, beyond AI and machine learning, could be in the low cost, portable, read/write, medical imaging systems we have created, which could slash the need for brick and mortar hospitals within a decade.

Openwater is devising a new generation of portable medical imaging technologies, with high resolution and low costs, to enable universal access to medical diagnoses and treatments for body and brain. Its opto-electronic and holographic systems and novel lasers enable Openwater to rival the depth, resolution and image quality of multi-million-dollar medical imaging scanners like MRI, CT and PET. Its systems can also enable non-invasive brain computer communications.