The World Economic Forum announced its selection of the most promising Technology Pioneers of 2021 – companies that are shaping industries from healthcare to retail and many more.
• This year’s cohor includes representation from 26 economies on six continents with reach far beyond traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley.
• mClinica Pharmacy Solutions connects over 195,000 pharmacy professionals from over 45,000 pharmacies across 7 countries in southeast Asia.
Singapore, 15 June 2021 – mClinica Pharmacy Solutions, the largest digital network of pharmacies in Southeast Asia, was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. In southeast Asia, more than 80% of pharmacies are small independent pharmacies that are often the first point of care for their community. mClinica was founded by Farouk Meralli to digitally connect these fragmented pharmacies and improve the access, availability and affordability of medicines. mClinica works with the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, governments and NGOs all seeking to address healthcare through its digital pharmacy network.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society. With their selection as Technology Pioneer, CEO and Founder, Farouk Meralli of mClinica will be invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions throughout the year. mClinica will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues.
“We’re excited to welcome mClinica to our 2021 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “mClinica and its fellow pioneers are developing technologies that can help society solve some of its most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”
“It is an honor to be acknowledged as a pioneer by the World Economic Forum”, said mClinica’s Farouk Meralli. “At mClinica, we work to solve difficult and complex healthcare issues that affect hundreds of millions of people in Southeast Asia. Every day, through our technologies, we help pharmacies better serve patients and manage their pharmacies, improving healthcare in their communities.”
For the first time in the community’s history, over 30% of the cohort are led by women. The firms also come from regions all around the world, extending their community far beyond Silicon Valley. This year’s cohort includes start-ups from 26 countries, with UAE, El Salvador, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe represented for the first time.
The diversity of these companies extends to their innovations as well. 2021 Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. 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: http://wef.ch/techpioneers21
More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here.
About mClinica Pharmacy Solutions: mClinica is the largest digital network of pharmacies in southeast Asia. It connects over 195,000 pharmacy professionals from 45,000 pharmacies providing access to over 150 million patients in the region. Its team of public health professionals, technologists and data scientists is focused on rapidly advancing pharmacies to improve patient outcomes.
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 Technology Pioneers:
The World Economic Forum believes that innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of 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.
The World Economic Forum provides the Technology Pioneers community with a platform to engage with the public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.