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.


Bright Machines

Bringing intelligence and automation to manufacturing

Bright Machines is pioneering a software-first approach to bring intelligence, flexibility and full production line automation to the factory floor. These nimble factories of the future bring production closer to the customer, enabling not only localization, but innovation and a more sustainable approach to manufacturing.

Bright Machines applies artificial intelligence to manufacturing, adding eyes and brains to the factory floor through machine learning and computer vision. This intelligent software layer is constantly improving the accuracy, quality and performance of the production line. By building this software layer to manage all the machines and tasks required to manufacture a modern product, it enables full automation, flexibility and intelligence on the factory floor.