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

Via Verde

Creating resilient urban environments using vertical green gardens

The lack of green area in cities is creating poor air quality, jeopardizing health. Via Verde transforms this concrete infrastructure into vertical gardens that generate oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide and improve the wellness, happiness and sustainability of the world’s cities.

Via Verde creates, installs and maintains very large area vertical gardens that transform grey, concrete urban infrastructure into green spaces that generate oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide, improve air quality, reduce urban heat islands and provide other social/psychological benefits to people living in very large and highly populated cities like Mexico City, provided at no cost to the city or its inhabitants through funding derived from commercial sponsorship and publicity.