2019 Global Cleantech 100

VANCOUVER, CANADA – 28 January 2019, PST: Semios, a precision farming platform for permanent crops, was named by Cleantech Group in the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100.


The Global Cleantech 100 is an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. It features the private, independent, for-profit companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges. This year marks the 10th edition of the list.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized as one of the world’s top cleantech companies and especially proud to represent innovation in agriculture. Producing a high-quality crop in today’s challenging market has never been tougher. When you consider that specialty crops are some of nature’s most complex ecosystems, you can understand the overwhelming need for technological support. We have a unique opportunity to leverage data from our wireless IoT network of sensors to better understand how multiple variables impact yield. By understanding the data at a granular level, we can help growers take precise actions to reduce use of harmful chemicals while optimizing natural practices like irrigation and tree stress management for long term sustainable food production” said Semios Founder and CEO, Dr. Michael Gilbert.

The list combines Cleantech Group’s research data with qualitative judgements from nominations and insight from a global 87-member expert panel comprised of leading investors and experts from corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting. From pioneers and veterans to new entrants, the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community and results in a list with a powerful base of respect and support from many important players within the cleantech innovation ecosystem. The list is sponsored by Chubb.

Our tenth edition is dominated by innovations for the future of food and mobility, and a decentralized and digitized future not only for energy, but for the industrial world more generally,said Richard Youngman, CEO, Cleantech Group. “This is a far cry from the dominance of hardware, solar and biofuels in the inaugural Global Cleantech 100 in 2009.”

The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on 28 January at the 17th annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco.

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About Cleantech Group
Cleantech® Group provides research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. At every stage from initial strategy to final deals, we bring corporate change makers, investors, governments and stakeholders from across the ecosystem the access and customized support they need to thrive in a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient future.

The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with a growing international presence in London. Our parent company, Enovation Partners, is based in Chicago.

Media Contact:
Laura Dolby  
Cleantech Group
Email: laura.dolby@cleantech.com 

About Semios
Based in Vancouver, BC, Semios offers a precision farming platform that provides real-time crop data and pest management tools for tree fruit and nut growers. Leveraging a proprietary, in-orchard IoT wireless network, machine learning, and big data analytics, Semios helps growers manage insect pests, disease, frost and irrigation. The Semios analytics engine draws on multiple sources of data and information including a robust, wireless network of in-canopy IoT sensors on every customer farm measuring climate, soil moisture and insect and disease activity.

Laura Ehman
Email: lehman@semios.com 


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