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


Real-time food quality and safety decisions

In the next 40 years, the world needs to produce the equivalent of all the food produced in the last 10,000 years. Today, one-third of all food produced is wasted. Improving supply chain efficiency and infrastructure could reduce food waste by $270 billion, which is critical to addressing climate change.

ImpactVision is a machine learning company applying hyperspectral imaging technology to food supply chains in order to improve food quality, generate consistent, high-quality products, and reduce waste. Its software provides real-time insights about the quality of foods and is aimed at food processors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers. For example, its system is able to determine the freshness of fish, the ripeness of avocados or the presence of foreign objects rapidly, non-invasively.