Aclima Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

  • World Economic Forum today announced its selection of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers 2017
  • Companies were selected for their potential to significantly impact business and society through new technologies, and advance the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Aclima, a San Francisco-based company delivering environmental intelligence through sensor networks to improve human and planetary health, made it to the selection for its pioneering work in the field of environmental innovation
  • The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here
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SAN FRANCISCO--()--Aclima, the San Francisco-based company delivering environmental intelligence through sensor networks to improve human and planetary health, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. Aclima’s platform collects, processes, and analyzes real-time data flowing from arrays of environmental sensors, both stationary and on vehicles, enabling a level of environmental insight that has never been possible before in buildings, cities, and across industry.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers community are early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society. The 30 technology pioneers that made it to the final selection are active in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, biotechnology, blockchain, cybersecurity, the (industrial) internet of things, and other pioneering technologies.

Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, Aclima CEO and Co-founder Davida Herzl, will participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions. This meeting, also dubbed “Summer Davos” will be held in Dalian, China, June 27-29. Many Pioneers will also attend the Annual Meeting in Davos, in January 2018, and continue to participate in dedicated Technology Pioneer community events in the course of the next two years.

“We welcome Aclima in this group of extraordinary pioneers,” says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “We hope that thanks to this selection, the World Economic Forum can facilitate greater collaboration with business leaders, governments, civil society and other relevant individuals to accelerate the development of technological solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.”

“It’s great honor to be acknowledged as a technology pioneer by the World Economic Forum,” said Davida Herzl, CEO and Co-founder of Aclima. “Aclima’s mission is to provide humanity with new tools to transform the way we understand and manage environmental health and wellbeing in our buildings, cities, and across industry. This award recognizes the value of our technology and mission-driven approach to address climate change and global air pollution affecting billions of people, at a time when access to air quality information is so critical to human and planetary health.”

The Technology Pioneers were selected by a selection committee of more than 60 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. Notable members of the committee include Geoffrey Moore (Adviser, Geoffrey Moore Consulting, USA), Yossi Vardi (Chairman, International Technologies, Israel) and Lee Sang-Yup (Distinguished Professor and Dean, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea). The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact and leadership. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Scribd, Spotify, Twitter and Wikimedia.

All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here:

More information on past winners can be found here.

About Aclima: Aclima delivers environmental intelligence through sensor networks to improve human health and planetary health. We combine leading-edge sensing technology, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence to take the real-time pulse of the invisible world around us. Translating real-time data into actionable insights, Aclima transforms how we understand and manage our buildings, cities, and industries to create a more resilient, healthy, and thriving world. Learn more at

About World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (


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Aclima, a company delivering environmental intelligence through sensor networks, was selected as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2017


Jessica Lass, 415-729-4565