PITTSBURGH, PA, 16 June, 2020 – RoadBotics, the Pittsburgh, PA based technology company that automates road assessments, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. RoadBotics was spun out of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute and uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the world’s roads and infrastructure.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-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. Technology Pioneers community is an integral part of the larger Global Innovators community of start-ups at the World Economic Forum.
Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, President and Co-Founder Benjamin Schmidt, PhD of RoadBotics is invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions throughout the year. RoadBotics will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with policymakers and private sector leaders to help define the global agenda on key issues.
“We’re excited to welcome RoadBotics to our 20th cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “RoadBotics and its fellow pioneers are developing cutting edge technologies all over the world. Beyond their innovations, these firms are contributing greatly to improving the state of the world.”
“We are excited to be selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s 2020 Technology Pioneers”, said RoadBotics’ Benjamin Schmidt, PhD. “This award acknowledges the contribution our industry-leading technology has made to public infrastructure management, and we’re proud to be helping governments make data-driven decisions.”
This year’s cohort selection marks the 20th anniversary of the Tech Pioneers community. Throughout its 20-year run, many Technology Pioneers have continuously contributed to advancement in their industries while some have even gone on to become household names. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia.
2020 Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The diversity of these companies extends to their leadership as well, as over 25% of 2020 Tech Pioneers are female led. The firms also come from regions all around the world, extending their community far beyond Silicon Valley. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here.
Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.
All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: https://wef.ch/techpioneers20
More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here.
About RoadBotics: RoadBotics empowers communities to make objective, data-driven decisions about their roads and infrastructure. Our detailed maps, unbiased ratings, and practical tools save time and taxpayer dollars for hundreds of communities across the country and around the world.
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. (www.weforum.org).
About the Global Innovators:
The Global Innovators Community is a group of the world’s most promising start-ups and scale-ups that are at the forefront of technological and business model innovation. The World Economic Forum provides the Global Innovators Community with a platform to engage with public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome current crises and build future resiliency.
Companies who are invited to become Global Innovators will engage with one or more of the Forum’s Platforms, as relevant, to help define the global agenda on key issues.